The Bride of Christ Worships
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
In our Western civilization mindset, "rugged individualism" is highly valued. The "self-made" person is admired and valued. We've sometimes confused "taking responsibility for yourself" with you are the central figure in your life.
When this perspective is brought to worship, we can wind up with the "me and Jesus" viewpoint. Our worship then becomes two or three or five hundred individuals, all in the same room, each worshiping God on their own. To be sure, there are times when we worship God as individuals. But when we come together for worship, our act is corporate. The Bride of Christ, the Church universal, is corporate, united, one Body. The Scriptures do not speak of the "brides of Christ."
As we gather for worship this Sunday, be aware that you and I are part of a corporate unity. All of us sing together. All of us pray together. All of us give together. All of us stand together. All of us listen together. All of us respond together. All of us depart to be the hands and feet of Jesus together. We have that responsibility to our community of faith.