By Michael Quinton


What is worship? In Hebrew, we say proskuneo, which means to meet God.

It is to praise, to adore, to express respect both publicly and privately.

In Romans 12:1, Paul describes it as an all-encompassing way of life.

We were created to worship God: Ephesians 1:3-6, Revelation 4:11 and 5:6-14

God is our Creator and Redeemer: 1 Peter 1:3

Angels worship God and refuse to worship each other: Revelation 19:10

God has been worshiped for centuries in the temple, but the resurrection of Jesus Christ changed that. It has become the meeting place of God and humans. Hebrews 10:19-20

The biblical concept of worship involves praising God and giving glory with our lips and our lives.

With our words and with our deeds.

With our physical bodies and our spiritual hearts.

Worship that pleases God is genuine, offered with clean hands and a pure heart.

Psalm 24:3-4 and Isaiah 66:2

Okay, that’s what worship entails, but who’s the king?

Psalm 24:10 The Lord of Host (God), he is the King of Glory

1 Corinthians 2:8 Jesus is called the King of glory.

On Palm Sunday, when Jesus entered Jerusalem, he was declared king by the crowd.

Hebrews 1:3 states that Jesus is the radiance of the glory of God.

Philippians 2:5-11 declares that his name is above every name, that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that he is Lord.

When? Revelation 19:11-15 At the end of the Great Tribulation times. The first time Jesus came riding on a little donkey. Next time He will be on a warhorse and He will rid the world of evil, violence and hatred.

We must worship with our lips.

With our lives.

With our actions.

With our spiritual hearts with clean hands and pure hearts.

Come worship the king.

Michael Quinton is pastor of Mesquite Baptist Church, 742 W. Pioneer Blvd., Suite A.

Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. They can also be found on Facebook and their website:

(All posts in the Church Directory are the opinion of the author, who submits them as a columnist)


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