Why We Worship

As we come into His presence we come with Thanksgiving and Praise in our hearts. At Community Church we believe that the Word of God instructs us how to worship, to come into the Lord's presence. The following are scriptural references as to what you may see in our worship together.

  • Singing: Judges 5:3 Hear, o kings! Give ear O princes! I, even I, will sing to the Lord, I will sing Praise to the Lord God of Israel!
  • Lifting up of our hands: Psalms 63:4b I will lift up my hands in your name.
  • Shouting: Psalms 98:4 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice, singing praises.
  • Dancing: Psalms 149:3 Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
  • Kneeling: Psalms 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
  • Playing Instruments: Psalms 33:2-3 Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings, Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
  • Singing In the Spirit: Ephesians 5:18b-19 But be filled with the Holy Spirit, speacking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
  • Receiving of Offerings: Psalms 96:8 Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
  • Prophesy: Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men sahll see visions. And also on My menservants and on my maid servants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
  • Rejoicing: Psalms 98:4-6 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth in song, rejoice and sing praises. Sing to the Lord with the harp, With the harp and the sound of the psalm, with trumpets and the sound of a horn; Shout joyfully before the Lord, the King.
  • Worshiping in Church: Psalms 135:2-3 you who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of our God, Praise the Lord for the Lord is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
    Psalms 22:22 I will declare Your name to the brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise you.
    Psalms 107:32 Let them exalt Him also in the assembly of the people, and praise Him in the company of the elders.

The Lord shows us in His Word the importance of worship and the value it has in the believers life. We simply agree with the Bible's worship instructions. We hope that this brief explanation has been a benefit. If you have questions contact the Pastors and they will be happy to help you further. In the meantime enjoy the presence of the Lord as we worship together!

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