Weekly "Call To Worship" Encouragement
Romans 12:1,2, Paul writes “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
We call this part of our worship service the “call to worship”. Paul is reminding us that worship is 24/7; we are called to worship every day, all the time. I believe that Colossians 3 also reminds us of what worship is all about, what it looks like. Colossians 3, beginning in verse 12:
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Let’s pray together:
Father in heaven we are so thankful to be here together to worship you. Thank you for your word that shows us what worship looks like. Thank you for your Spirit which reminds how to worship. Father we pray that our worship will be encouraging to everyone here, and that it will glorify you.
Lord you are our example of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Lord this is the fruit of your Spirit in our lives. Help us to walk by your Spirit as we worship now and through out the week.
Thank you for Jesus our Savior, in His name we pray. Amen.