How We Worship
God is such a great and glorious God that He is worthy of praise, honor and glory all the days of our lives. God commands everyone to honor and worship Him. In obedience, we strive to love Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Psalm 116:12-17) 1 God’s great holiness demands that we worship Him as He has commanded in the Bible. We seek to obey God, not to earn His favor (Jesus has earned that for us already), but out of love and thankfulness for the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 9:15) God commands that Sunday be a day of rest, set apart from other days. It is a day in which we can be particularly devoted to His service. On this day we gather in formal, corporate worship. (Exodus 20:8-11) We sing traditional Psalms & hymns in our worship service, which express the theology we love & believe. Our worship liturgy is simple, but significant. The elements of worship: prayer, singing, preaching, giving to support the Gospel ministry & help those who are in need, and the sacraments are all taught in the Bible as belonging to true worship, and therefore, we use only these elements in our worship. Our worship services are characterized by reverence and respect for God and for His Word. The focal point of our worship, which is demonstrated by the centrality of the pulpit, is the preaching of God’s Word, which He uses to instruct us in the truth of salvation and to call us to constant faith in Jesus Christ & a godly walk of repentance from our sins. In this way God strengthens, encourages, and helps us to know Him better. (Hebrews 10:16-25)
- This page copied from Zion Reformed Church, Menno, SD, http://www.zionreformedchurchrcus.com/our_worship (Nov 2010).