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Gospel centred sermons, based on the lectionary often in advance.

Aug 15, 2013

Focus reading: Hebrews 12:18-29

The heart of our worship, should be characterised by thanksgiving. It should be a celebration of the Mercy and forgiveness of God shown to us in Jesus Christ. I believe we can and should have fun in worship, but at the same time, we should show God the great awe and respect that God deserves.

We should in all our worship dedicate our whole selves to God. If we don’t do this we cannot fully live out our mission.

So, at home in personal and at church in gathered worship

- do your best to understand and respond to and celebrate what you hear in the Bible.

- do your best to understand take part in and respond to what God might be saying to you in prayer.

- do your best to sing and respond to the meaning of the songs.

- do your best to respond to God as God uses preachers and devotion writers and those who contribute to Bible study materials, to open up the Bible and show us the love of God.

If we do this then we will be a little closer to worshiping God with our whole selves and loving our neighbour as ourselves.

Questions for thought or discussion. 

What do you think of what I have said about worship today? What do you think of Hebrews’ vision of worship? (Hebrews 12:18-29) What question would you come up with to help others reflect on the nature of worship?