"O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph."
(Psalms 47:1 KJV)
Our Awesome God should be worshipped with joy and gladness in our hearts. The purpose of worship is to glorify, honor, praise, exalt, and please God. Our worship must show our adoration and loyalty to God for His grace in providing us with the way to escape the bondage of sin, so we can have the salvation He wants to give us.
Worship is a time when we pay deep, sincere, awesome respect, love, and fear to Our Awesome God, the one who created us. "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;" (Acts 17:24-25 KJV).
Our worship not only honors and magnifies Our Awesome God, but it is also for our own knowledge and strength. Worship helps us become more God-like and Christ-like in our character. We will become like those we admire and worship. When we worship God we tend to value what God values and slowly take on the characteristics and qualities of God, though never to His level.
While we worship God, we start developing such traits as forgiveness, tenderness, justice, righteousness, purity, kindness, and love. Worshipping is slowly preparing us for eternal life in heaven with God and Jesus Christ. As we are told, "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth" (Colossians 3:2 KJV)
Our Awesome God has a purpose for all He does for us while we are on earth, preparing us for heaven and eternal life. So your worship of God should be with a heart focused on Him, remembering His goodness, giving Him our love, praise and respect. Be glad and happy that He is your Father and that He loves you. Worship Him! His eternal home for Christians is Heaven.
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we love others while preaching and teaching from our Holy Bible about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM on Sunday and Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study along with a children's program called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM. We love visitors!
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
(John 15:13 KJV)
"For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."
(1 Corinthians 15:21 22 KJV)
Since ancient times man has honored those who have died while fighting their enemies. Memorial Day is a day the United States Government has set aside to honor our veterans who have lost their lives during conflict.
The exact date that a special day was set aside to honor soldiers who died while fighting in any of the States before the Civil War is difficult to determine. But on 5 May 1868 General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, ordered that flowers be placed on May 30, 1868 at Arlington National Cemetery on all Union and Confederate soldiers' graves. And we do know that there were scattered ceremonies honoring the dead before the time of the Civil War. Nothing had been done on a National level to honor them annually but some states or cities in the Union and Confederate States had varying ceremonies to honor their dead soldiers.
After the Civil War, this collection of ceremonies became known as Decoration Day and honored soldiers of both the Union and the Confederate Armies. The 20th century ceremonies included honor for all military personnel in our country with speeches, flags, parades, visiting of graveyards, visiting of memorials, remembering past glories in military service and possibly potluck dinners after speeches. So Memorial Day now occurs at the beginning of summer although many of the activities that were associated with Decoration Day have been discontinued.
A typical program for the Arlington National Cemetery might include: 1) Being on the last Monday in May, 2) the gravestones in Arlington Cemetery have been decorated with United States flags for the weekend, 3) speeches made by famous people about those killed in battle and a 21 gun salute. Today, Memorial Day is a national holiday for remembering the men and women that died while serving in the United States and allowing us religious freedom.
Learn more about Our Awesome God by reading His Holy Bible, praying to Him and worshipping in a church which preaches and teaches the Holy Bible. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 9:30 AM for Bible Study and 10:30 AM for Worship Service, then again at 6:00 PM for Bible Study. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests, prayer and Bible Study. First, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your creator and Savior. We can show you how from the Word of God and we love visitors.
Flo & Bill