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Faith Comment published in the Petersfield Post

2 July 2014: John Studd, Life Church Petersfield

Worship

Like those in many churches, members of Life Church Petersfield, in additional to our Sunday meetings, meet together each week in small groups that we call Life Groups. In these groups we undertake Bible studies, listen to CDs, watch DVDs and spend time in prayer, as well as supporting and encouraging each other.

Recently our group watched a DVD containing a series of talks given by an American preacher called Louie Giglio. The topic was Worship and Louie contends that everyone is a worshiper, that worship is about what we value most and that it is what (or who) we worship that is important: for Christians it is God and for those who do not have a Christian faith it can be pop stars, a football team, their car or their job - the list is a very long one.

In Matthew chapter 6 we find Jesus saying: "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

We might re-write the last sentence: For where your worship is, there your heart will be also.

Louie provided his definition of Christian worship: "Worship is our response, both personally and corporately to God, who he is and what he has done, expressed in and by the things we say and the way we live."

What, or who, do you worship?

This article was submitted for publication in the Petersfield Post on 2 July; it is possible that it was published earlier or may be published later.

You can see the Louie Giglio video: Worhip on YouTube and another video: How Great is Our God

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