A day to gather.
A day to edify.
A day to remember.
Heb 10:19-24 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works...
I believe most who would read this would be able to recite what the list of the five acts of worship are perceived to be: Singing, Prayer, Preaching, Giving, Partaking of the Lord's Supper. If I understand it correctly these five activities constitute worship. I'm not sure if any one by itself is worship or just when the five are done in one place where Christians are assembled in a 'worship service'.
Following are three of about forty verses from the New Testament for us to consider...
Matthew 2:2 Saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."...
Were the wise men coming to sing to Him, listen to a lesson, give of their means, say a prayer, observe the Lord's Supper? Is this what you believe they did?
Matthew 4:9 And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."
Did satan want Jesus to sing to him, listen to a lesson, give of His means, say a prayer, observe the Lord's Supper? Is this what Jesus would have done if He had worshiped satan?
1Corinthians 14:23-25 Therefore if the whole church comes together in one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those who are uninformed or unbelievers, will they not say that you are out of your mind? But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.
Did the 'visitor' who worshiped: sing to God, listen to a lesson , give of His means, say a prayer, observe the Lord's Supper ? . If these five things are the way he worshiped, why did he 'fall down on his face'?
If you substitute the actions, that are stated as acts of worship, in place of the word worship ~ I have trouble seeing the 'fit'. I am not trying to be difficult. I do not want change just for the sake of change. From just these three verses I see worship as being something that happens. It is not scheduled. It appears to happen from within. I'll stop for now and look forward to your thoughts.