Worshipping when life sucks

Hannah Baylor continues our series on what it means to worship from a Biblical perspective.

In the midst of such suffering and injustice around the world and in our own lives, how do we worship as God calls us to do? Looking at the story of Job, we learn that worship tells the truth, worship is an act of resistance, and that we worship who we know is good, powerful, and the King of love. 

The fear of the Lord

Our curate, David, continues our series on what it means to live a life of worship by reminding us that we should never lose the awe and wonder of what God has done for us in Christ Jesus, recognising our smallness in comparison with God’s greatness.

‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’ – wisdom is not just about head knowledge, it is about living a full life in obedience to God’s commands.

Worship in Spirit and Truth

We worship God (the Father) through Christ (the Son) in the power of the Holy Spirit. Simon, using the story of the woman at the well found in John 4: 1-29 explains to us that it is less about our feet (where we are standing), less about our lips (what we are singing), but more about our heart and our relationship with christ.

Worship the King

Curate Hannah uses Exodus 20 to explain how our worship is our service. Worship is only worship when it is directed towards God as Sovereign, not to the false gods of the world around and as Deuteronomy 10 says, we are called to fear God, walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve Him with all our heart and soul and to keep his commandments.

Worship with all of your heart

Using Mark 14:1-9 Sophie talks (and demonstrates) what it means to worship with all of your heart