Beginning in chapter 8 we learn some great lessons about worship.
We first learn
1. All-together. (8:1,2,17) We need unified worship in our lives. As the people of God, we are not free to do “our own thing” in worship. Rather, we should be lead in worship by the worship leaders. I believe that it is unbiblical to do as you please in corporate worship. Even if we spiritualize it and say “worship as the Lord leads you,” we are not keeping
2. Attentiveness. (8:3) We must always ask ourselves, “Do we give attention to worship?”
3. Awe of God. (8:6) True worship should leave us reflecting on our great God.
The Components of their Worship
Each worship experience is designed differently. Certainly, there is nothing wrong with including different kinds of worship experiences from time to time. However, every corporate worship experience should focus on these three items. (9:3)
1. The Word of God
True worship does not end when the service is completed. True worship should compel us to “do something.” True worship should result in a commitment of some kind. See 10:28-29 for the
Video and audio of a sermon series on Nehemiah by Steve Horn is available at https://www.fbclaf.org/media/watch-recent-services/#series-sort_nehemiah.