Four Common Misconceptions about Worship:
- Worship is style. Nope. Worship is a position of the soul. To worship means to give worth. We give God our greatest worth, we attach to Him our greatest value.
- Worship is about music. Nope. You can worship God with music, sure. But the main thing, Jesus said, was to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. You can worship in silence, in the beauty of creation, in reading a book, while holding a child, while looking at an article about how a bird’s wing works. You can worship God all the way to the edge of the universe and then beyond.
- Worship is dull. Nope. It is true that people have taken the good news of the gospel and bored people with it. I like what one theologian said, “It is a sin to bore people with the gospel.” Worship is alive and active.
- Worship can be done by myself, I don’t have to go to church. Nope. Okay, this one is partly true – you can worship in solitude. But to worship ONLY in solitude is cut yourself from the body of Christ. You and I need a worshiping community to steer us and support us. I have never known someone who worships alone only, to worship in a healthy way.