Let the Lord Define Worship
Scripture: John 4:23–4:24, Revelation 4:1–5:14
The word Greek word for “worship,” proskuneō, means “to encounter God and praise Him.” For centuries the Jewish people had encountered God in the temple for worship. But when Jesus arrived on the scene, He spoke metaphorically of Himself as the temple (John 2:19–22). Through His resurrection from the dead, Jesus became the spiritual dwelling place where God and His people would meet (Matthew 12:6 and Hebrews 10:19–20).
Are we free to express our worship the way we want to? How about the traditional or contemporary mode of worship, what are the biblical criteria?