The Meaning Of Worship As A Person 's Relationship And Experience Or Encounter With God

713 Words Oct 15th, 2016 3 Pages
The introduction to the meaning of worship in spirit and in truth defines a person’s relationship and experience or encounter with God. Therefore, the two key ideas that was of interested in the book review was: what worship is and what worship is not. Worship is spiritual, therefore, the evident of true worship has to come from the heart, mind, and soul of a person. The heart, mind, and soul are components of spiritual transformation in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Secondly, worship is loving others, as example of God’s love for the world, (Jn. 3:16, EVS). Jesus Christ, for example, demonstrated the love of God to the Samaritan women at the well. The author, Thomas Hale writes, “Jesus did not want to talk about the difference between Jews and Samaritans. He wanted to tell the woman about the gift of God, that is, the gift of new life that He could give the woman, which Jesus called living water” (Jn. 4:10, EVS). Therefore, the spirit of worship is the flowing of truth and life to anyone willing to receive. Ruth Haley Barton writes, “A rule of life is a way of ordering our life around the values, practices, and relationship that keep us open and available to God for the work of spiritual transformation that only God can bring about.” Worship in spirit and in truth means having a hunger and thirst to be filled by God. Jesus was explaining this very act of such fulfillment to the Samaritan woman at the well. Furthermore, worship in spirit and in truth means having…

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