WHAT’S WITH THE NAME?
The Hebrew word for worship is shachah and it means: to Bow Down, prostrate oneself before God in worship. It is also translated in other parts of the bible as: worship, bow, bow down, obeisance, reverence, fall down, stoop, crouch.
The first time the word “worship” is used in the Bible, it was used by Abraham to describe giving the very best, most costly, treasured possession that belonged to him to God. His Son. Genesis 22:5 “Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.”
In this amazing story, it is important to remember that God stopped Abraham and provided another sacrifice. The interesting thing about this picture is that God eventually sacrificed His own son to save us. So real worship is not cheap, it is very costly. So we want to live bowed down to Christ. Romans 12:1 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
Bow Down is much more than the name of our church, it’s a way of life.
It’s How we live as a group of people giving our best, our whole lives, presenting them before our King.
Bow Down is not only how we live, but what we proclaim.
We proclaim to the World that you can Bow Down right now to Jesus Christ or you canBow Down later but you will Bow Down. If you Bow Down your life to Jesus now, You will spend the rest of your life in the Kingdom of Heaven. If you choose to Pass on Bowing Down to Christ in this life then one day you will Bow Down before Him at the final judgment and be sent to the eternal conscious punishment with the wicked. Either way, you will Bow Down.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Hebrews 10:31 ,
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.32 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked. But others said, “We will hear you again about this.” 33 So Paul went out from their midst. 34 But some men joined him and believed…
Acts 17:30 ,
9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.