Pastor’s Pen

What Shapes You?

You know when God gave us the first two commandments of the Ten Commandments He assumed that we will all be worshiping something.  We all ascribe ultimate value to something.  When we ascribe ultimate value to something we are worshiping that something.  We tend to live for it.  When we do not get it we get fearful or angry, depressed, anxious, etc.  If we do get that thing we have ascribed ultimate value to we are happy and our life is worth something.  That is when worship happens.  What have you ascribed ultimate value?


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Is there a way to worship in vain? Is there worship that means nothing to God?

“Vain.” What a scary word, especially when it comes from Jesus Christ. Vain means worthless, useless, producing no results. As we continue to look at “what this thing is that we call church” we have arrived at what exactly it is that we are called to do? Our Lord has called us as His covenant people to WORSHIP. Worship is our response to our Lord, always. God gives us clear guidance in Scripture on how He wants to be worshipped. Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way.

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