Scripture Sunday

Worship – A Matter of the Heart

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Jesus taught “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Luke 4:8).  Not only is worship a commandment, but God has placed in our hearts a desire to worship, to seek Him and the salvation He offers, so to serve Him.

A knowledge of truth is key to worship… real worship.  To truly worship God we must learn about Him.  True worship includes learning about His plan and coming to know Him through applying the Atonement of Jesus Christ daily in our lives.

Obedience is a key to true worship.  Worship includes following the footsteps of Jesus.  Worship includes keeping the commandments.  True worship is living and doing and obeying the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Bruce R. McConkie taught that, “to worship the Lord is to follow after him, to seek his face, to believe his doctrine, and to think his thoughts.”


True worship engages the whole heart.  To worship God is to put Him first in our lives.

True worship is to walk with the Spirit, to rise above the darkness, to do what Jesus would do and to overcome the world.

To worship the Lord is to teach your family the gospel and to build good family relationships.

To worship God is to serve, administer to the sick, to visit the lonely and to lift the sad.

To worship the Lord is to treasure the word of the Lord.

To worship is to work in the service of God and mankind.  Worship God by loving people.  “As I have loved you, love one another.”  John 13:34

To worship is to stand in holy places at all times.

To worship is to be kind, to stand for the right, to be an influence for good in our homes and our communities.

To worship is to live with joy and a happy heart.

To truly worship is to turn worries into prayers.  Instead of rehashing life circumstances over and over, turn that worry into prayers.  True worship is to trust God.  Trust is an action, not a state of being.  True worship begins with quiet time with the Lord every day.  “Be still and know that I am God!” Psalms 46:10.

To worship is to have great gratitude.  To increase your daily worship, write 7 things you are thankful for every day.  “Praise the Lord!  Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!” Psalms 106:1.

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Going to church is only a part of worship. True worship is a matter of the heart.

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