Preparing for Worship

This Sunday, September 3, Pastor Tommy is going to be preaching on worship. Worship is a core part of the Christian experience, but so often we conflate it with our personal music preferences or favorite style. In preparation for Sunday's message, here are 10 Questions I Must Ask Myself in Preparing for True Worship:

1. Am I coming before God to worship Him with a sincere heart (Hebrews 10:22)?

2. Am I focused on the Lord alone (Exodus 20:4-6)?

3. Do I have a firm grip on the confession of our hope in Jesus Christ (Hebrews 4:14-16)?

4. Are my sights fixed on the Lord of Glory so that my desire is to draw near to Him (Hebrews 7:25, James 4:8)?

5. Do I have full assurance that faith provides sufficient entrance into His presence and before the Throne of Grace (Hebrews 11:6)?

6. Do I come as a true child of God, knowing my sings are cleansed through personal faith in Christ (Romans 10:9-13)?

7. Do I come with the knowledge that the only reason allowing for the privilege of worship is what Christ did for me at Calvary (Matthew 27:51, 1 Timothy 2:5)?

8. Do I come in purity, cleansed from the daily sin in my life (1 John 1:9)?

9. Do I come to render honor, glory, praise, and thanksgiving to God rather than to receive anything for myself (1 Corinthians 10:31)?

10. Is my desire and commitment, that, having entered the presence of God through worship, He will break me, mold me, and make me a pure vessel, useful for the Master's service (2 Timothy 2:21)?

We want to encourage you to read these scriptures and think on these questions as we gather for corporate worship Sunday morning.