I would like to talk for the next few days about a word that we Christians use a lot that quite frankly I really have a difficult time defining: worship.
Most of the time the word is connected with music, or other religious activities: prayer, Scripture reading/meditation, Communion, Baptism, Sunday services
Whatever we connect it with it tends to be something done at a special time in a certain way. This seems in line with the Old Testament pattern: the Jews would go to the temple to worship God. They would bring their sacrifices and seek spiritual cleansing.
But does this view of worship align with the New Testament teaching and patterns? I hope to explore that question a little more over the next couple of days. But for now let me just ask: How do you define worship?