Worshipping God

The title of the third panel is
“Worshipping God.” Just as this panel
hangs in the center of the five panels, so
worship is at the center of the Christian
life. The Westminster Shorter Catechisms
teach us that the chief purpose of our lives
is “to glorify God and enjoy God
forever.” Worship is an important way in
which we glorify God.

The shadowy figure that stands before the
cross – (the seal of the Presbyterian
Church USA) is Jesus. When we gather to
worship God we believe that Jesus comes
to us by the power of the Holy Spirit.
When we listen to the scriptures it is as if
Jesus is speaking to us. When we pray
we experience his healing touch. When
we break the bread and drink from the
cup our hearts burn within us just as the
disciples experienced Jesus with them at
the Inn at Emmaus. Worship is the
forming center of the Christian life
because Christ meets us in worship and
then sends us out to serve in his name.


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