Music and Worship
Many people who come to church are looking for an experience. They want a direct encounter with God. They want to feel his presence with them. And when they do, or at least when they think they do, they call that ‘worship’. For them, worship is primarily to do with feelings rather than with the mind.
But the Bible will not allow us to separate the two. True worship will certainly involve our emotions, but it does not begin with them. Worship is rational; it involves the mind…. Worship involves thinking because it begins with what God has done for me in Christ. It is a response to what I have understood about his mercy. If I switch my mind off, I break the connection with the truth that prompts my worship. So worship must be rational.
Our worship should be based on the objective truths found in Scripture. We understand what Jesus Christ has done to redeem us from sin and death. We then respond with our emotions showing gratitude. Our worship is a response to truth, not based on subjective experience.
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:28-29).
The Adult Choir rehearses on Sundays immediately following the morning Worship Service. All adults are invited. They present a variety of music that leads us into worship unto God. The Choir is under the direction of Deborah Stover-Springer.
To learn more about Biblical Worship please visit www.biblicalworship.com