Friday, August 17, 2018

Corporate worship: God-centered from the start

The church's worship of God begins with God. He is the only one worthy of worship. He has made our worship of Him possible through His Son. He has revealed Himself to us in His Word. He has told us how we are to worship Him, again in His Word. He has invited us to worship Him.

Therefore, it seems the proper way for the church to worship God is to begin with God. As the gospel of God begins with God, so does the worship of God.

Our belief as Covenant Community Church is that our Sunday gathering calls for us to be quickly confronted with this God we have come to worship. Our worship leader typically begins by reading a passage about this unmatched God, His greatness or His attributes, that reminds all of us whom we have come to worship. It is a gracious blessing in the first hours of wakefulness on the first morning of the first day of a new week for us as a church to recall there is one true God, He is different than us, and He should have all our worship.

In this way, we seek to give God His rightful place at the beginning of corporate worship. Our worship is to be God-centered from the start.

(This is a revised version of a previous post.)

-- Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash

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