The Heart of Worship
Do you have a favorite day of the week? I grew up in a home in which Sundays were always the highlight because the focus was upon worship, food and rest. We went to church, ate a big dinner, and then took naps in the afternoon! But worship is a much broader issue than what we do on Sundays. It has to do with our attitude and lifestyle.
Join us this Sunday as we consider “The Heart of Worship” through the lens of Jewish pilgrims who ascended to Jerusalem in Psalm 122 and through the eyes of the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-8) as he unpacks what authentic worship really looks like!
Music: "Zion's Walls" by Copeland with Nick Kottman, solist
We are beginning a new sermon series entitled “Ascend: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.” We will be looking at Psalms 120-134, which are known as the Songs of Ascents. Three times a year, the Hebrew people were commanded to go to Jerusalem to the great worship festivals, and these psalms were likely sung by pilgrims as they traveled. Topographically Jerusalem is the highest city in Palestine, and so all who traveled there spent much of their time ascending. Climbing uphill requires much more grit than going downhill, so these songs are fortifying, encouraging, always pointing us to our prize: God.