River of Life Church is in a leased building with the goal of constructing a permanent place of worship and ministry. There is no dress code, so casual dress is common. Communion and baptism are practices that are observed, but not at regular intervals. Our worship must look very different from the worship performed in the tabernacle. Is that okay? Are there right and wrong ways to worship God?
Jesus said these words to a woman who knew she worshiped differently than the Jews:
John 4:23-24 "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
Psalms describes how to worship in spirit and truth:
Psalm 29:2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness.
Psalm 86:9 All the nations you have made will come and worship before You, O Lord; they will bring glory to Your name.
Psalm 95:6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
Psalm 96:9 Worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth.
Psalm 99:5 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His footstool; He is holy.
Psalm 99:9 Exalt the LORD our God and worship at His holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
Psalm 100:2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.
Right or wrong worship is not based on whether one wears blue jeans or a blue leisure suit. It is based on love, honor and adoration given to God.