Over the last couple of days the subject of worship has been coming up a good bit. One of the many lessons I have learned over the course of my faith journey and now in the time I have served in full-time ministry, is that worship is both vital and misunderstood. The significance of worship cannot be overstated or understated.
What I have discovered is how difficult it can be to talk about worshiping God. How do we worship a being that can not be explained, described or interacted with in an “normal” way. Not to mention the fact that God can not be approached in any random and haphazard manner. God must be engaged on his terms. This is a reality I am becoming more aware. My desire is to become a better worshiper. Not because there is something wrong with me, but because there is something so right with Him!
I followed the ministry of Bishop Veron Ashe for a few years. I discovered he recently passed away and was reintroduced to his preaching. The following sermon is a good sample of his skill as a preacher and insights as a student of God’s Word. I will not say I agree with everything he says in the following sermon. However, I find that much of what he says resonates with my heart about the nature, necessity and responsibility of worship in the life of the church and individual believer.