Life of Worship

We are taking this year at Christ the King to focus on the theme of a “Life of Worship.” One of my seminary professors, Sinclair Ferguson, once described worship in a way I had never considered. He said: “Worship is, essentially, the reverse of sin." Sin began (and begins) when we succumb to the temptation, ‘You shall be as gods.’ We make ourselves the center of the universe and dethrone God. By contrast, worship is giving God His true worth; it is acknowledging Him to be the Lord of all things and the Lord of everything in our lives. He is, indeed, the Most High God!”

At Christ the King, we want to be intentional about this life of worship we are living. We believe that the greatest joy is found in worshipping our God and Father, and His Son Jesus Christ in the power of His Holy Spirit. We believe mankind was made “to glorify God and to enjoy him forever" — which is another way of saying we were made to worship.

We also believe that worship is not a neutral exercise — we become ruled by whatever we worship. When we worship our schedules, our days become frantic and filled with one activity after the other. We become ruled by our schedule. When we worship our jobs, we feel chained to our smartphones, unable to be off the clock. We become ruled by our jobs. When we worship Jesus, we find that His rule is one of grace, joy, life-giving sacrifice, and eternal hope. He tells us in His Word that, “my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30) He is a good ruler. A ruler worthy of our worship.

All of the ministries of Christ the King are giving consideration to this annual focus—to what it means for us to live a life worship. I hope that you will find ways to get plugged into the life of our church this year, so that we may worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ together, and so that as we worship Him we may experience His life, His grace, and our hope in Him.
John Trapp