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Unread 04-14-2021, 04:22 AM   #1
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Purpose and meaning of worship

I am interested in hearing your thoughts, from the biblical perspective, og the meaning and purpose of "worshiping" together. As in singing songs to and about God when we meet with fellow Christians.

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If this helps anyone during this thread, here is a listing of verses that reference singing. No context, but maybe it can spark thoughts.
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When I read the NT passages, I see two basic reasons for singing in the corporate gathering. 1) Didactic, and 2) Unity.

We use songs to teach and/or remind us of truths we value. We use them to tell the story of our faith.

We sing together to affirm our group/tribe identity.
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I'll echo what Tony has said and add this.

If the songs we sing aren't Christ-centered then it isn't worship. We worship Christ because He deserves it. We worship to remind ourselves of what He has done for us. We worship together to show our unity in Him.
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I agree with what has been said but I think that worship is even more than just singing. It is praising a perfect, almighty God and Lord and Savior. In worshiping we aknowledge and accept his was as perfect even as we choose imperfection. We sin but aknowlege that our ways are wrong and God's was are right. It is accepting our Lord and Savior and putting our sinful ways behind us. Without worship, we are still stuck in our sins. I don't think that we can accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour without worshiping him. The result of the worship leads to repentance and following his words.

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" and "If you love me, keep my commandments", are wrapped up in what we are doing when we worship. That is the reason worshiping idols is so bad.
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I agree with what has been said but I think that worship is even more than just singing. It is praising a perfect, almighty God and Lord and Savior. In worshiping we aknowledge and accept his was as perfect even as we choose imperfection. We sin but aknowlege that our ways are wrong and God's was are right. It is accepting our Lord and Savior and putting our sinful ways behind us. Without worship, we are still stuck in our sins. I don't think that we can accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour without worshiping him. The result of the worship leads to repentance and following his words.

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" and "If you love me, keep my commandments", are wrapped up in what we are doing when we worship. That is the reason worshiping idols is so bad.
Yep.

Paul, in Romans 12:1-2, says living a sacrificial life is our spiritual act of worship. It goes so much further than music.
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