Welcome to the Bible Institute Church of All Nation Worship Center circle.
The purpose of Worship in the Bible is to glorify the deity of God, and make him accord for his creation. The term worship is an honor, reverence, and homage paid to superior beings or powers. The English word originally mean weorthscipe- or worth-ship- meaning, of worthiness of the individual receiving the special honor. The word is used of divine honors paid to deity, whether of the heathen religions, or the true and living God.
When honor is given to God, worship involves an acknowledgment of divine perfections. It may express itself in the form of direct address, as in adoration or thanksgiving, or in service to God; it may be private, or it may be public. Worship presupposes that God is, that He can be known, and that his perfections set him far above human beings.
Time of Moses: Public worship was conducted by the Israelites. The focal point of worship was done in the Tabernacle. They expressed their honor to God by offering scarifies in the altar.
Temple Rituals: During the time of Moses, God commanded him to choose the Levites, who offered scarifies to God as a form of worship.
Synagogue Worship: This worship was performed by the Israelites who did not have the opportunity to go back to Jerusalem, after when they were in exile, but instead, they chose prophets who tell them what the Lord requires of them. The primary focus of worship in the synagogue was teaching and reading of the Word of God.
Early Christians churches worship: During the early church, Jews were allowed to worship God in the temple and in synagogue. For them, the purpose of ceremonial and sacrificial system of worship, has ended with the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus.
The public Christian worship was developed along the line of synagogue. The first Christians met in homes for private brotherhood meetings, and the time they spent together was the Lord's Day.
Christian public worship consisted of:
- Preaching (Acts 20:7, 1 Corn 14:9)
- Reading of Scriptures ( Col 4:16, James 1:22).
- Prayer (1 Corn 14:14-16).
-Singing (Eph 5:19, Col 3:16).
-Baptism and Lord's Supper (Acts 2:41, 1 Corn 11:18-34)
-Almsgiving ( 1 Cor 16:1-2)
-Prophesying and Tongues
The Bible Institute Church of All Nations- is a multi-ethnics church where God is worship in different languages, through singing, praising God through songs, prayer, preaching, and reading of the Scriptures. The orthodoxy of the church is to hold a firm biblical stand against counterfeit teaching, where Christ does get honor, or adoration. Here at the TBI-COAN, we strive to make Jesus, the center of honor, and worthy of worship.