GOSPEL-CENTERED WORSHIP (WE ARE WORSHIPERS)
We were created to worship our glorious and gracious Creator. Adam and Eve ushered sin and death into the world when they decided to rebel against God. Mankind’s desire for worship did not vanish after the Fall; everybody worships. But now, in our fallen state, we worship created things. (Romans 1:23) We look to lesser gods and idols, like money, relationships, and power to fulfill the longing of our hearts. Sadly, without God, our hearts can never be satisfied.
Jesus entered our fallen world to restore true worship. Today, the Father is calling a people who will worship him in spirit and truth (John 4:21-24). True worship is not about a location, styles of music, or a certain day of the week. True worship is Christ-centered and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Worship is the ongoing expression of praise, adoration, and devotion to God based on his redemptive love in Christ.
We gather on Sundays to remember the grand story of redemption as it’s rehearsed through Scripture reading, Song, the Word proclaimed, and the Lord’s Supper. The gospel is the heart of our worship, giving us hope and strength to face the pain and suffering of a fallen world.
We scatter through the week to worship God in our neighborhoods, workplace, and homes. We decide daily to worship our Redeemer rather than the false gods of pleasure, power, and money. The gospel empowers us to live for our King and his kingdom rather than our own selfish desires.