What is worship?
Worship is more than music, but a way of life. In Romans 12, Paul says, “I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
When we lay ourselves down as a sacrifice to the Lord, this is worship. The Lord is seeking such a people who would devote themselves to himself.
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24
Why do we sing songs on a Sunday?
The Bible commands us to sing
The scriptures also speak about worshiping the Lord through music and encourage us to sing together as a Church.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16
The Lord takes ground when his people worship Him
The Lord takes ground and conquers enemies as his children worship Him in song. Jehosaphat appointed singers to go before the army and say “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.” And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah. (2 Chronicles 20:21-22). Yet again in Acts Paul and Silas were imprisoned in Macedonia. As they began to pray and worship in their cell a great earthquake shook the foundations of the prison, the doors were opened, and their chains were broken. (Acts 16)
We believe that ground is taken for the Kingdom of God when we join in song to the Lord. Strongholds are shattered, bonds are broken, and our enemies are pushed back by the Lord and his armies!
The Glory of the Lord falls when we worship
11 And when the priests came out of the Holy Place, 12 and all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, their sons and kinsmen, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, stood east of the altar with 120 priests who were trumpeters; 13 and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the Lord), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the Lord,
“For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,”
The house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God. (2 Chronicles 5:11-13)
Because Jesus sang with his Disciples
After partaking in the last supper and having communion with Jesus, was a time of singing hymns together. We believe this is such an important thing in drawing closer together as the body of Christ in unity to our cause, which is to see the Kingdom of God come! Worship was the “nightcap” of the last supper, it sealed what they had done, they came in agreement together singing the scriptures. So, in today’s congregational setting, we continue this same thing in drawing in as one body to lift praises to God.
Our Heart and Mission
Our desire as the Worship Pastors, and as a Church is that our worship accomplishes what is laid out in the bible; that we would be unified, that the Lord would take ground, and that His glory would fall. Our heart is that these things would not just occur within our church, but overflow into our homes and cities! We look forward to worshiping with you!