Each weekend, I explore a little more of the WOW – ‘Woke on the Wonder’ of worship.
I encourage you to connect with the Intersect Project. Intersect is a project of Southeastern Seminary’s Center for Faith and Culture and the Kern Family Foundation. It exists to educate you to engage the intersection of faith, culture, work and economics so you can equip others and be empowered to glorify God in all your life.
That’s the line, basically it’s connecting faith to culture … the intersection … to equip and empower to glorify God.
Okay, why all this. Well, I came across an article that asked and answered the question of why we go to church. He was chewing on the words …
People come to church and have no clue why. They sing a few songs, listen to a sermon, and go back to their lives without any change. The problem is that they have no understanding as to why they are doing what they are doing.
Here are some of his pondering …
We “church” to glorify God. We gather around God.
Romans 12:1 commands us to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God.
This lifestyle propels …
– Communal witnessing (1 Peter 2:9),
– Communal repenting (Acts 2:38),
– Communal worshipping (Psalm 150; Ephesians 5:19) and
– Communal teaching (Colossians 3:16).
– We gather because we are one body, drawn together by God to be a people of God who live for God.
– We testify to God’s greatness.
– We disciple others through life together.
– We serve, teach and encourage, not just one another, but the world at large.
We shouldn’t gather for an emotional high … nor for that feel good moment … nor from a consumer mentality. We gather together to be a witness to the world, to build each other up, and bottom line – to bring a Him glory.
I also see this … we gather because God is uniting us. Jesus last prayer was for our unity. And that’s hard to do if we never come together.
So this weekend, spend some time thinking about why you worship. And hopefully, you’ll see it’s all for Him.
Thanks Nicholas Dawson for his article … go here to read it all