What Is Worship
It’s what we do together to celebrate and show thanks to our sovereign, faithful God.
There are endless reasons to worship God, but at the heart of the matter lies this truth: worshipping God is the main purpose for which humans were created (Psalm 29:1–2). You and I were made to worship God. The main role of the Church is to glorify and worship God through Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:5)
To worship is to recognise, honour, and express the worthiness of God that He is due as our Maker and our Redeemer.
When we worship our heavenly Father through Jesus Christ, we experience a deep connection with Him and worship is how we meet with God and praise Him for His goodness, love, mercy, grace, wisdom, beauty, truth, holiness, compassion, might, and every other aspect of His character: “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God.” (Psalm 100:1–3, NIV).
Through worship, we celebrate God’s presence and power. We grow closer to Him as He speaks to hearts and makes His home in our lives. His will becomes our will, and we are transformed. Not only does worship change us, but it also makes God known to others and changes their lives, too: “He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD” (Psalm 40:3, NLT). Our worship speaks to what God has done in us and what He can also do for others.