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Worship is our response to the thing we most adore. Everybody worships something. TODO: book quote

Worship is our response to the Gospel. Worship, simply defined, is the act of ascribing value or “worth” to a person or thing. In theories all languages it referred to a humility, a bowing in honor before another. There is a ton to know about this, but certainly it is more than singing songs or hanging out for hour once a week. It is really our whole life in response to God’s love. It can be well summarized by Col 3:12-17 which states: 

“12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

We take this to mean that our lives (“whatever you do”) including “word or deed”are lived in response to the person or thing we worship, either God or something else.

Worship as sacrament

Worship “service” see Rom 12

Song, purpose, style, and why it is special as a form of worship (giving breath, specifically)

Work as worship, the “whatever you do” aspect