Worship: Revere | Reframe | Reshape
We resemble what we revere and we become what we behold. Worship in general and corporate worship in particular are central to God’s plan of conforming us to the image of his Son. We desire to craft worship gatherings that maximize the opportunity to reshape what we revere so that we will become more like Jesus over time.
The exercise of spiritual gifts, especially prophecy, is a key way god changes us through corporate worship.
Corporate worship makes us like Jesus by immersing us in the story of Jesus
Genesis 1:1, 1:27-28, 3:23
Ephesians 1:7-11, 2:22
Revelation 21: 1-5a
ESV Study Bible
From Eden to the New Jerusalem by T. Desmond Alexander
You Are What You Love by James Smith
We Imitate What We Worship
2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Center City Sermons
A key way God changes us in corporate worship is through the exercise of spiritual gifts, especially prophecy. In Part I of this 2 part set of sermons on prophecy, we look at what spiritual gifts are and why prophecy is preeminent among them for corporate worship.
Everyone is a worshiper. Its just a matter of if our worship will be towards God or towards someone or something else. We imitate what we worship. Therefore the object of our worship is of utmost importance as well as what we do in order to rehabituate our lives to love that object.