is a Spirit: and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit and in truth."
Worship With Your
As Jesus lives in our heart by faith,
His Holy Spirit will work through Word and Sacraments to
spiritualize our worship.
Therefore, it is our heart that must go to church, not
merely our well-dressed body.
Our heart goes to church when we make it a temple of the
For all worship is meaningless motion and voiceless
sound, going nowhere, unless it comes from the heart.
"O come, let us worship and bow down:
let us kneel before the LORD our maker."
We can worship God in public and in private.
Whatever way we choose, our faith and a feeling of
gratitude to God for His many blessings, motivates our
"So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God."
The Lord's Day has various meanings to certain
For most Christians, Sunday is the main day of church
worship, where ears and hearts hear and receive the Word
as the Holy Spirit strengthens their faith.
However, some people consider Sunday as a time for rest
and recreation; playing golf, or a picnic at the lake,
It's true that nature does reveal God's Majesty,
however, we need more than that.
We are all aware that God is our Creator,
but we must also be aware that we need to know Him as
our Redeemer and Sanctifier.
For that, we need the Word of God and the Holy Spirit,
Who works through God's Word.
"One thing have I desired of the LORD, that I will
seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in his temple."
When God built the battlements of the Christian life, He
placed at every seventh day, a day that is thrust above
life's common level for the safeguarding of our hearts
On that day, we behold the Lord's beauty,
giving heartfelt thanks and praise to Him.
"For this cause I bow my knee unto the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ,
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his
glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit
in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the
breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know
the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye
might be filled with all the fullness of God."
These words were delivered by Paul on a mission to the
Gentiles in Ephesus.
Paul makes three prayer requests for the addressees:
(1) That they would "be strengthened with might by his
Spirit" . . .
that is that they be divinely enabled to successfully
live the Christian life.
(2) That the readers "be able to comprehend" . . . "the
love of Christ" . . .
that is, to better understand the enormous love Christ
has for them.
(3) That they "might be filled with all the fullness of
God" . . .
That is, that the life, character, and virtues of God
Himself may be fully developed in them.
These verses, along with many others throughout the
portray a beautiful display of prayer and worship coming
from the heart filled with faith.
Sometimes our feelings are not as strong as they need to
be. But the more we worship with our fellow Christian
the more joy will come ~
through Scripture reading, the Pastor's message, prayer,
hymns of praise, and the encouragement of other
We shouldn't go to church because we feel obligated.
We go to praise God, with heartfelt thanks in receiving
new Spiritual strength in Christ through Word and
"Keep thy heart with all diligence;
for out of it are the issues of life."
May God bless you in fellowship with your church family,
as you allow God's Word to absorb your minds, hearts and
"Lord Dictated Them"