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Worship and Communion

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An important part of fellowship is worshipping the Lord together. Jesus said, 'But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. Joh 4:23-24.

Worship is giving genuine worth. It is a fellowship of giving and receiving. We are giving worth to God and to each other.

As we join ourselves together and are led by the Holy Spirit, He leads the worship so that it is real and not based on what suits us. Tradition and innovation war against true worship because they are based on what we get out of it.

Part of the worship is singing in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit grants to every individual a unique melody that is in perfect harmony with all the other voices. The words will be in tongues or in our native language. Often the Holy Spirit will move several people to bring specific spontaneous songs in English that will be praise, thanksgiving, edification, exhortation or consolation.

Most of the known songs have been written based on the word that the Lord is revealing among us. These are what the Scriptures call psalms and hymns. The apostle Paul taught, 'Do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.' Eph 5:18-21.

Somewhere during the worship we wait on the Holy Spirit for gifts of the Holy Spirit to come forward. 1Co 12. This is when the Lord speaks from heaven. These gifts minister to our present situation or prepare us for what is to come in the new week.

The high point of the worship is to participate together in the communion. We are being joined to what He has spoken to us and to each other. Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf. 1Co 12:16-17.