Preparation for Worship

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Preparation for Worship

October 15, 2014


  • Tenderize your heart by asking God to speak to you.
  • Arrive ten minutes before the meeting begins. Look around. See who else is there. Who needs your prayers? Who needs your support or encouragement?
  • Invite friends. Come with a group. Ask them each to talk to you afterwards about what you learnt.
  • Replace presumption with expectancy by reading the passage for the service before arriving.
  • Renew your commitment to Christ the rest of the week so that the “worship service” is the culmination, the peak, the summit, the high point, of a life devoted to Christ.
  • Be still. Treat the worship service as if it were the God-designed place to encounter true meaning and perspective upon life itself. Still yourself to realign yourself with Him.
  • Think not about the form, what you like or do not like about how someone stands or the way they greet you; instead look through the earthenware pot to the treasure of Christ within.
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    Josh Moody (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is the senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton, IL., president and founder of God Centered Life Ministries, and author of several books including How the Bible Can Change Your Life and John 1-12 For You.


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