…it is our response to God for who He is and what He has done.”
In Paul’s letter to the church in Rome he exhorts them to…
” 1Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1
The word that Paul uses for worship is latreuo, which literally means to serve or hired to serve. We are hired (bought by Christ’s blood) to serve our creator. Paul’s encouragement continues in the context of how we should use the gifts we have in service to God’s kingdom.
In our Sunday gatherings, we believe completely that God is the center of our focus. Music, prayer, scripture, The Lord’s Supper and fellowship are used to prompt or refocus our worship response to him. These avenues of worship allow us, as a church of all ages, to express our love and devotion to him. These four common avenues of focusing on God, allow us, as diverse people, to celebrate together.
Throughout the ages, Genesis through Revelation, music and scripture have been an essential part of worship. Although styles of music have changed over the years, the heart of worship has remained the same. It is a believer’s personal expression of love and adoration to God, scripture, and awareness of God in one’s life that is important in prompting this response.