This Sunday we will be talking about what it means to be free, like King David, in our worship of God. What are the things that hold us back from truly expressing our praise to God? What are the things in our lives that keep us from being able to say, “God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good”?
In our consumer society, it is easy for us to think that worship is just for us. We come hoping our favorite hymn will be played, or that we will see someone who has not attended in a while. We come to see those we love and get updated about those in our church family. We come with many expectations, and after worship is over, in our humanity we often find ourselves rating it. We rejoice when we experience powerful worship and we lament, when worship does not meet our expectations.
Maybe you are tempted to rate worship each week based off the sermon, the selection of the liturgy or the music. Or maybe you spend lots of time on social media would like to create an emoji or a review for it.
When you walk away from worship what are you thinking? Are you thinking, wow I was uplifted today…or perhaps that sermon did not speak to me today?
Our Scripture for this Sunday calls us to remember that God is the sole audience of our worship, in fact, worship is for God and not for us. It is our opportunity to thank God for the past week and to look forward to the next week with hope.
Come to worship to hear more!
Prepare by reading the lectionary texts this week:
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Psalm 24, Mark 6:14-29