“And if my people who are called by my name become humble and pray,
and look for me and turn away from their evil ways,
then I will hear them from heaven.
I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Our corporate worship is based on these truths:
1. Christ has died on the cross to redeem us.
We approach The Lord through the gift of music and song humbly knowing we have no rights except the honor He has given us by redeeming us through His death on the cross. We use music as a tool, or a servant, to nurture or build up the body of Christ, which is the church. We sing truths from God’s Word to remind ourselves of His great love and mercy for us and to encourage one another to lean on His love and let Him forgive us of our foolishness; most of all we sing to glorify God as He is our audience!
2. Christ has risen from the dead.
Jesus conquered death; He did not stay in the grave, proving His power. We celebrate a risen Lord, not just on Easter but on every day of the year. Our worship in song is to celebrate His authority and ability to save us from the same fate. We are alive in Christ and will live with Him forever, our spirits are intertwined with His and, in worship, we enjoy that communion and intimacy. We will also enjoy this unity with Him forever in eternity.
3. Christ will come again.
We celebrate in song that He promises to return. We also celebrate His Holy Spirit abiding in us if we have asked Him to reside there – He will guide us through the rough and challenging waters of this life. He says in John 10:10 that He has come to give us life and life more abundant. So we enjoy Him and the plans He has for us, even in the very difficult seasons. He is with us in all things and we sing of our gratitude and thankfulness to Him for never leaving us! We look with excitement to the day we are forever with Him.
Jami Smith, Worship Pastor