Religiosity Of Worship

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Worship is defined as “The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.” Before this course I always thought it was just the slow songs at church that always came before the sermon, I now understand It to be a way of life. King David was an incredible symbol of worship both in his time and ours, and is particularly significant in how we should view worship. The way that we worship, as Pentecostal Christians as apposed to Anglican Christians is very different as they are very focused on works and religiosity do not have as much of a relationship with God. In my own experience growing up in an Anglican school I observed Anglicans version of worship for many years. Being involved in the church I have seen how they worship as a …show more content…
At first I simply thought that my Sunday Pentecostal was simply more alive then my Tuesday chapel’s at school. I found out really that it goes deeper into where the heart of worship really is for the two denominations. I found that Anglican’s would be very focused on the religiosity of worship, every service would be very similar and it was almost as if they had a script they stuck to every single week. Taking their prayers from prayer books of pre-set general prayers. I found also that they are very focused on works and doing good things for people as a form of worship. I have found many organisations such as soup kitchens, missions organisations etc. to be involved in the Anglican Church and I think that is great. We do this also but I have found in my experience that it is something that Anglicans excel at and seems to be their main form of worship. Where as we seem to like spending more time in intimacy with the Lord as our main form of worship. As an individual experience I have seen great good come from both …show more content…
It is no longer something I do and then move on it is more something that I can feel, which just gives me so much more faith in God and what he can do. My personal “worship” time has reached a new level, and in my life there are so many things I am seeing happening by just being obedient and trying to worship God in my daily actions. I feel I still have a long way to go but I also believe I am on the right track.

As a college group we have a service every Wednesday afternoon. As one of the music students every fortnight I get the privilege of being in the worship band, I feel that with this new found knowledge of worship that I am able to enter in a lot better then I used to be able to. As a band it is awesome to look out into the room and see our classmates worshiping with us and seeing God really working in that room. It is really one of the greatest feelings and I thank God for it.
Worship as a church I feel definitely has its benefits, the bible say’s that where two or more people are gathered, the Holy Spirit will be. So in church I am able to feel the Lord moving not just within myself but also within everyone, it makes it feel so much more like a massive family I and I find that really great. I am lucky in that I am at a good church where all the leaders also live lives of worship so the movement and growth of the church is very visible and relevant to today’s

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