The discipline of worship is a focused response to God’s infinite worth.
Jesus is both the object and the example of our worship. When Satan tempted Jesus to worship him, Christ replied, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve’” (Matt 4:10).
But we are also right to follow the example of the disciples who, upon seeing the resurrected Jesus, “worshiped him” (Matt 28:17).
In his humanity, Jesus is our example of how to worship. In his divinity, he is the object of our worship (Phil 2:6).
Whether gathered together at church or alone in our rooms, when we think about the greatness of God, we cannot help but worship him.
SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES #6. FELLOWSHIP
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42).
We tend to think of fellowship as a social activity, but it’s more than just small talk.
Fellowship is about being united as a body of believers, encouraging one another to follow Jesus.
Jesus lived in constant fellowship with the Father, and also with his disciples. But Jesus knew that fellowship would be challenging.
Before he was arrested and crucified, Jesus prayed for all believers “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:21).
But fellowship doesn’t happen by accident.
So the writer of Hebrews says, “Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another” (10:24-25). Regular gatherings for fellowship require discipline.
Together the embers of a fire glow red-hot. But scattered, they soon grow cold. That is why the discipline of fellowship is so important.
We all need brothers and sisters united in Christ to strengthen our faith.