MAY OUR PRAISE RISE TO HEAVEN, AN OFFERING WORTHY OF OUR GOD.
Our highest privilege as Christians is to know and enjoy God’s presence. Pastor Adrian Rogers taught that we are best able to enjoy this privilege when we recognize God’s nature, reverence His name and respect His nobility—all in WONDER AND WORSHIP.
WHY WONDER AND WORSHIP?
Our highest privilege as Christians is to know and enjoy God’s presence. Pastor Adrian Rogers taught that we are best able to enjoy this privilege when we recognize God’s nature, reverence His name, and respect His nobility.
When we recognize Him as our Father, we honor Him, give Him weight in our thinking, and take Him seriously. When we realize He is our master, we “fear” Him appropriately—not a sick trepidation but, as Pastor Rogers said, “love on its knees.”
We reverence the name of God because His name represents His character. Reverence means more than refusing to use swear words.
“Profanity,” Pastor Rogers said, “is when you use the name of God and you don’t mean it. You sing His name and you’re thinking about something else. It’s an insult to Almighty God.” Instead we are to bring our whole hearts—the very best of who we are—to worship Him.
Respecting the nobility of God will help us recognize His presence in our worship. “If we knew that the President or an earthly king planned to visit,” Pastor Rogers mused, we would: “make sure to be there, sing with more feeling, engage mentally, and focus on our honored guest.” There would be “a buzz of excitement in the air.”
We hope that’s where this book takes you. We’ve gathered some of Pastor Rogers’ best thoughts about getting right with God so we can
rediscover the true wonder of worship. God is present in our worship whether we are alone in quiet time, with a group, or at a large church gathering.
The King of kings is in our midst.