We’re so glad you’re interested in worship at our church. We hope our love for God is evident! We understand that our service might be a little different than what you’re used to so we’d like to share with you what we believe about worship and its expression in our lives.
“Psalm 107 says, ‘Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,’
and worship is the grateful response of the redeemed.”
Understanding What The Bible Says About Worship
Matthew 4:10: “You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only shall you serve.”
Psalm 22:22: “I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You.”
Psalm 149:1: "Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints.”
Psalm 150:2: “Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness!”
Worship is the expression of love, honor and adoration we bestow upon God. True worship flows from a sincere heart and acknowledges both the wonderful things God has done for us and the awesome majesty of who He is.
We worship God because He is:
Almighty – Genesis 17:1
Eternal – Deuteronomy 33:27
God alone – Genesis 1:1
Everlasting – Genesis 21:33
Heavenly Father – Matthew 6:26
King Eternal – I Timothy 1:17
Savior – Isaiah 49:26
Wonderful – Isaiah 9:6
. . .and for so many other reasons!
Finding Expression in Worship
True worship flows from the heart, and can find expression in many ways. “Praise” might be considered the term which describes worship as it is expressed:
Singing – Psalm 9:2 “I will be glad and rejoice in You: I will sing praise to Your name, O most High.”
Speaking – Psalm 145:4 “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts.”
Clapping hands – Psalm 47:1 “O Clap your hands, all you people!”
Dance – Psalm 150:4 “Praise him with the timbrel and dance”
Shouts – Psalm 47:1 “Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.”
Instruments – Psalm 150:4-5 “Praise Him with the timbrel and dance, praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him on the loud cymbals: praise Him on the high sounding cymbals.”
We are also excited that our expression of worship today is only a glimpse of that which we’ll spend the rest of eternity offering to the Lord!
And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped Him that lives forever and ever. Revelation 5:14