Worship is a lifestyle. John 4:23 states, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”
We believe that we worship God in spirit through various Biblical expressions of worship such as:
• Clapping: “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” Psalm 47:1
• Singing: “Sing praises to God, sing praises…” Psalm 47:6
• Dancing: “Let them praise His name with dancing and make music to Him…” Psalm 149:3
• Lifting Hands: “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.” Psalm 134:2
• Shouting: “May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy…” Psalm 35:27
• Kneeling: “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord” Psalm 95:6
• Playing Instruments: “Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet…” Psalm 150:3-6
To worship God in truth not only means with a heart of sincerity, but also through the everyday expression of our life. Essentially, this means to live a life to please God. Romans 12:2 states that we should offer our bodies as living sacrifices to God and that this is our spiritual act of worship. So worship effects every area of our lives and is truly a lifestyle for us as Christ-followers.
The purpose of the Worship Ministry is to create an atmosphere of true worship. God is a spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth (John 4:23). We will establish a lifestyle of Worship that will enable us to be more sensitive to the move of the Spirit as we continue to seek Him in prayer. Broken and contrite hearts, submissive to God’s will thus enable us to live a holy and consecrated life honoring our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Worship brings us from the outer court to the Holy of Holies, the very presence of God, and in this place no sickness dwells, and in His presence is fullness of joy; and at His right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Psalms 16:11).
We worship God for who He is, not just for what He has done. God wants us to be excited about praise. There are Hebrew terms that express how we should praise God, lifting up holy hands and bowing before Him in reverence and adoration. The Hebrew word used to describe God’s actions in rejoicing means, “to jump up and down and spin around in jubilant excitement”.
For more information, please contact the church via phone, 804-796-2828 or email.