We love music at the Resurrection. We love to sing. We love to celebrate. We love to enjoy and experience Jesus together.
But worship is not mostly about good music.
Scripture defines worshiping Jesus like this:
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship" (Romans 12:1 ESV).
Worship is responding to God in a relationship where we offer him our lives, seek a deeper relationship with him, and desire to trust and enjoy him more. We want to know God and be known by him. And we want to experience him together.
How do we do this?
Scripture, Song, Sacrament, & Prayer
Our Worship Sundays do not have a sermon. We do this because we want to have enough time to experience true worship, without getting in a rush. (We have plenty of teaching on our Training Sundays.) With scriptural mediation, God-centered music, baptisms, the Lord's Supper, and lots of prayer, we fill our worship evenings with the refreshing, encouraging, transforming power of the Gospel.
Do you desire to know God in a real relationship? Do you find it hard to carve out time to enjoy Jesus and get to know his heart? We do. We need practice. Worship Sundays are part of our solution.
So the Bible says that the right response to Jesus' perfect one-time sacrifice for us is, amazingly enough, a new life where we increasingly enjoy giving our lives in sacrifice to Him.
Our Worship Sundays are a chance to set in motion healthy patterns of worship that will carry into the rest of our week, and the rest of our lives. There is no such thing as too much prayer, too much intimacy with God, or too much time given to him. We need help. We need practice. We need a safe place to learn and grow.
Have you ever really worshiped Jesus? Have you offered yourself to him? The more you do, the more you desire to do it again!
Worship Through the Psalms
Starting on June 7, 2015, our church is learning to worship together by going through the entire Book of Psalms, one month at a time. We worship with one Psalm per month, in sequence. All 150 Psalms were originally hymns designed to be sung together. The Psalms are the Hymn Book of the Bible.
To prepare, our church each reads the upcoming psalm for the next Worship Sunday. We ask God to show us how to worship him through His words. Then on Worship Sunday, we weave together Scripture, music, and prayers, and enjoy the Lord together. We even try to write an original song each month, as the theme song!
Check out our recordings of Worship Through the Psalms, and read the next psalm to get ready for the First Sunday of next month.
Come worship with us, the 1st Sunday of each month.