What is Worship?

Part 4 of 4

Text: Acts 13:2-3

  • Worship is Leitourgos (li tour gos’) (leitourgoß): ministry to God
  • Worship is “liturgy”: work of the people
  • Hebrews 8:1-2
    • 1The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, 2and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle set up by the Lord, not by man.
  • Hebrews 8:6
    • But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises.
  • Leitourgia (service/ministry to God) is not limited to Sunday morning. It is an expression of sacrificial service—a life of service.
    • Phil 2:29-30 29Welcome him [Epaphroditus] in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him, 30because he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you could not give me.
    • Romans 21:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.

“Worship is about Who we love and how we live!” –Gary Hallquist