Friday, September 3, 2010

A Model for Worship

Remember your English class where you learned about the Five W's (or Five W's and 1 H)?  It's journalism 101 in order to have a compelling story.  Who, What, Where, Why, When, (and How).  Without answering these questions, you have a less-compelling, or worse, a flat-out wrong story.

I just came across Psalm 100 which gives us a blue-print for worship.

Psalm 100

 1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. [How we worship, & Who should worship]
 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; [Who we worship, & How we worship]
       come before him with joyful songs. [
How we worship]
 3 Know that the LORD is God. [Who we worship]
       It is he who made us, and we are his; [
Why we worship]
       we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. [
Why we worship]
 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving [How we worship]
       and his courts with praise; [
How we worship]
       give thanks to him and praise his name. [
How we worship]
 5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; [Why we worship]
       his faithfulness continues through all generations. [
Why we worship]

The only thing missing is Where we worship and When we worship - and I think those answers are quite obvious.  Everywhere and Anytime (or maybe, more appropriately, All the time).

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