Worship and Audio
Let us look at the word “worship” in both the original language and the origin of the word in English. This will help us to understand its purpose.
The main Hebrew word for worship is,Shachah – “to depress, i.e. prostrate (in homage to royalty or God): bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship.”Now, the three Greek words used in the Old testament are, Proskuneo – “meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’shand), to fawn or crouch to, homage (do reverence to,
adore): worship.”Sebomai – “to reverence, hold in awe.” Latreuo – “to render religious service of homage.”
At Mt. Zion, we emphasize worship as a lifestyle. Worship is not a one time event; it should be an ongoing cycle in the life of a Christian.
During our services, we sing songs that praise and adore our Maker in order to give God the glory that He is due and to humble and prepare our hearts before a loving, holy, gracious God. We set aside a time of praise during our services as a way to honor, exalt, and give thanks to Jesus.