As I have ministered in the area of “Equipping the Saints” ministry over the past several years, I have become convinced of the necessity in all Christian training of getting the basic essentials right.
The purpose of this introductory study is to revisit one of the most basic areas of the Christian life, that of worship.
As I study God’s Word and then observe the body of Christ at worship, I am convinced that we fall far short of God’s plan and desire for acceptable worship. In the process, we miss many blessings and run the danger of the consequences of false forms of worship.
Therefore, this introductory study is prepared with the goal of assisting Christians in learning to worship God in a manner that is pleasing and acceptable to Him. I also hope it will help to release the “blessing of acceptable worship” in a believer’s life.
A question that has been asked in every age since the beginning of time is:
Why am I here? What is my purpose for existing?
God does not leave us without an answer to this very important question:
I Pet. 2:9-10 “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light,…”
Our primary purpose in this life, therefore, is to worship and praise our God. This is the “Essentials” theme to be developed in this study.