The Importance Of Worship In The New Testament

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Worship has been oftentimes viewed as a moment of singing during the service where the adoration or praise is high. Worship in the Old Testament was a set of laws, rituals, and routines that were considered a lifestyle. Worship in the Old Testament was, therefore, a lifestyle one lived when serving God. This paper wil expound on Worship in the New Testament according to John 4:23-24. “Worship (Old English ‘weorthscipe’ = ‘worth-ship’) originally referred to the action of human beings in expressing homage to God because he is worthy of it. It covers such activities as adoration, thanksgiving, prayers of all kinds, the offering, sacrifice, and the making of vows.”
Worship in the New Testament takes on a different connotation. “Worship in the New Testament usually means expression of praise or thanksgiving (Luke 17: 15-16)” The Greek words that represent worship include sebasma,
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He desires to be in relationship with his people. He sent his son into the world so that we would be free from the yoke of bondage, called sin. No longer are we required to go to the priest but we have direct access to God through Jesus Christ, his son. So what does it mean for the Christian post The Cross? It means that worship becomes a more intimate practice. Worship in the New Testament is more personal and requires more involvement of the worshipper. Worship is taken from being a sense of acts to becoming an intimate communication with God. Worship becomes a two-way street where one speaks to God and God talks back. Worship is being aware of God’s presence in and through everything. In his presence one will gain the understanding of Scripture and how it applies to Christian Living.
1 Cor. 12:7-14 speaks about the different gifts of the Spirit. The gifts of the spirit are an integral part of worship as it is meant to edify the body. Later, it speaks to the fact that we are different parts of the same

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