For the Praise of His Glory
Read: 1 Peter 2:9-10
As we move through this first phase of the journey of a lifetime, Jesus is inviting you to know God through worship. We were made to know God and come alive in worship, but we have rejected God in our own way and find ourselves in need of forgiveness and grace. The good news is that Jesus is the way home. When we admit we are sinners, believe in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection on our behalf, and commit our lives to following Him, we are reconciled to God. We can know Him as Father and worship Him in joy as His beloved children forever!
Don’t you see how Jesus is bringing us back to ourselves? We were made to know God and come alive in worship. We are most human when we are caught up in grandeur. And in Jesus, we’re swept up in this beautiful love story of redemption that changes everything about us. To use Peter’s language, we are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession.” God has chosen us in Jesus, “that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” That’s the language of worship, praise, and proclamation! Our lives—created in love, redeemed by grace, and fueled by mercy—can’t help but overflow in wonder, awe, and praise.
Jesus is inviting you on the journey of a lifetime, and it begins by knowing God through worship, which is why we gather at The Moody Church each Sunday. We pray for a fresh glimpse of the Gospel of the grace of God, because it’s the good news of Jesus which changes us into the people we were always meant to be. And as we get to know our God more, we can’t help but respond in wonder, awe, and praise, because to know God is to come alive in worship of Him.
Your Journey Reflection Questions:
What does it mean to you to know that God has chosen you for Himself?
How has Jesus made it possible for you to come alive in worship?
If someone regularly skips Sunday worship, how are they missing out?
In light of what you’ve learned today, what is your next step?