Who Do We Worship?

Part 3 of 3

Text: Philippians 2:9-11

  • Who is to worship
    • Technically: everyone. Philippians 2:9-11
      • 9Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
        and gave him the name that is above every name,
        10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
        in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
        11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
        to the glory of God the Father.

    • But true worship can only be offered by the redeemed. God doesn’t have “communion” with unbelievers. This is true in all references to worship in the Bible. There are references of unbelievers giving “glory to God” but that is different from “communing with God”.
    • Think of the examples: Adam, Able, Moses, David, Soloman, Isaiah, the apostles, disciples of Christ in the New Testament. The church in the book of Acts.

“Overall, the Scriptures don’t seem to have as keen of an interest in the “packaging” of worship—that is, in its forms and formats—as in its essence and its integrity” –Bruce H. Leafblad

Next week: When do we worship? Part 1 of 4

Text: Exodus 20:8-11