“Worship has by no means been relegated to music alone for worship comes by prayer. Worship comes by outreach. [It] comes by the preaching of God’s Phrase. All actions of the church, are these issues that carry glory to God.”
Mock says one of the crucial thrilling issues concerning the church buildings SGA serves is how these church buildings serve God with fervor. Day-after-day there are believers busy within the church buildings, engaged on Bible research and different actions. There’s a ardour for God ablaze, even in restricted areas. And their work to glorify God manifests itself past the Sunday morning hymns.
In actual fact, Mock has worshipped by music alongside believers in restricted areas. For these believers, worship is much from an obligation; it is a privilege.
Worship in Restricted Areas
Hidden away in a restricted space of Central Asia, home windows closed regardless of the 110-degree temperature indoors, Mock witnessed believers singing collectively and sharing their testimonies.
“The pastor was preaching the Word, what an amazing opportunity for worship. No sound systems, no smoke machine…it was just God’s people bringing glory to Him,” Mock describes.
And worship like this, nicely, it’s a witness.
“For an unbeliever to see our worship coming from a heart of a transformed life, to see that it was a life changed, to see that it was more than just singing, it was that the word of God implanted in the heart transforms a person’s life. So, the witness for an unbeliever is not necessarily the style of worship on Sunday morning, but the witness for an unbeliever is this life that has been wholly transformed by the Gospel,” Mock says.
Ask your self, is my worship impressed by a coronary heart remodeled by God?
Let’s pray for eyes that by no means cease seeing God’s goodness and hearts that praises Him in every state of affairs. Pray additionally for the energy and encouragement of the church buildings in Central Asia as they serve Christ. And ask God for a coronary heart that manifests itself as a witness, too.
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