This is a continuation of the ten scriptural pillars upon which the ministry of Evergreen was originally built.
The first seven are (1) The preeminence of Christ, (2) The prominence of faith, (3) The precedence of the Word, (4) The power of prayer, (5) The priority of family, (6) The practice of generosity, (7) The principle of every believer a minister, (8) The place of fellowship and (9) The primacy of evangelism.
The tenth pillar is…
The Prevalence of Worship
In the Book of Revelation, John found himself before and angel of the Lord and this is what he recorded, “I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9But he said to me, ‘Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God.’” Revelation 22:8-9
In the presence of the angel, John wanted to bow down. The response of the angel was to exhort John to “Worship God”.
The main word for “worship” in the Bible means “to bow down”, which was exactly the response of John when the angel appeared to him. Twenty-six times in the gospels, people bowed down before Jesus as an act of worship.
Jesus spoke of worship in John 4:24 when He said, “God is spirit; and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” In speaking to the woman at the well who wanted to confine worship to a place, Jesus related that worship isn’t about a place or an outward form. True worship happens in the heart of a believer who is filled with the Spirit and the truth of God.
Although we highly value our time of corporate worship on Sunday mornings, true worship occurs far beyond the walls of our sanctuary. True worship happens every moment of every day in the life of a believer so that no matter what we do, we do to the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).
And so, we do our best to give glory to God and God alone, corporately and in each moment of each day in our lives.
We are a people who worship God.
Something to think about…