“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.” - Romans 12:1 (NIV)
The Apostle Paul reminds us that our worship of God is meant to extend past the doors of the church building – that a Christian’s whole life is to be an offering of worship to God. We become that living sacrifice when we live our lives for God’s kingdom.
Yet God reminds us that worship is something that we are meant to do in community. When we worship God together, we are reminded who God is and what God has done, and we experience spiritual renewal. Worship in community re-energizes us in the Holy Spirit, strengthening us to love and serve God and others – helping us to become the living sacrifices we are called to be.