What is Your “Worship Purpose?”

They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up into heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come in the same way that you have seen Him going into heaven.” – Acts 1:11

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Why do you worship God? What is the point?

When Jesus ascended into heaven, His closest disciples (the apostles) had a difficult time letting Him go. In fact, as they continued to gaze into the heavens, two angels had to call them back to their present reality and remind them of the King’s future triumphant return.

Someone once said that it is possible for a person to be so heavenly-minded that he or she is of no earthly-good. Perhaps this speaks of a disconnect between our practice of worship and our application of it. True worship should produce in each of us a desire to actually bring God greater glory. If our practice does not produce this desire, then can it truly be called worship at all? If our “experience” of worship merely warms our heart and does not mobilize it, then isn’t the point of our practice actually the adoration of self?

A service of worship is primarily a service to God. When we realize this and act upon it, we make it a service to men. – Ralph W. Sockman

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