Thursday, March 8th. Colossians 3:16

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Susan Ashley. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.


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. Colossians 3:16


Has anyone ever asked you, “Why do you go to church and worship on Sundays?” 


If you’re like me, a life-long Lutheran, you may never have consciously considered this question but the answer to it lies at the very core of our faith.  So then why do we come together every week and worship? 


I believe that the purpose of worship is really three-fold. 


Throughout both the Old and New Testaments, God repeatedly commands us to give Him praise.  Through worship, Christians heed God’s command and come together in celebration and in praise of God. 


But worship also engages us as Christians in thoughtfulness and dialogue about God’s will in our lives.  It instructs us about how we are to live our lives and how we are to share God’s saving Word with others. 


And finally, the very act of worship helps us to grow in our faith.  Like the food we eat nourishes our bodies, worship feeds our very souls and keeps our faith strong so that as we go forth into the world each week we are armed to live a God-fearing, Christian life.


Let us pray:  Lord, may all my worship be holy and acceptable in Thine eyes and may it always serve to strengthen and preserve me in my faith unto life everlasting.  Amen.


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