Gospel-Driven Worship Gatherings
For many in the church today worship is the music we hear and sing on Sunday morning. Yes that is a part of what worship is, but it is oh so much more. Worship by definition is our expression toward God by our attitude and consequently our position before Him. In other words it is a spiritual experience that begins in the heart as a response to the truth of the revelation and reality of God (
Worship is not something we do just on Sunday mornings or whenever we gather, instead it should take place everyday and everywhere in the life of the believer (
It is for worship that we have been created (Isaiah 43:7; Ephesians 1:5-6). In fact it is for worship that we have been saved (John 4:23). Not only are we created and saved for worship, but God demands it of us for His sake (Exodus 20:3-5; Revelation 5:12-13) and for our joy (Psalm 95:1). With that in mind we have designed our worship gatherings so that every element brings glory to God alone and will prayerfully be used to draw us deeper into worship.
We know that each of us has struggled at times to worship God as we ought and as He deserves. It has been said, “The reason why we worship God in a slight way is because we do not see God in His Glory.” How true is this? If our worship is magnified most when we see God in His Glory, then we must open our eyes to where He is most glorified and that is in the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is in the gospel that we see who God is, Holy (Matthew 5:48), who we are, sinners (Romans 3:23), God’s response to our sin (Romans 1:18), the cost to reconcile us to God (Romans 3:24-25) and that we can receive this free gift of salvation through grace by faith in Jesus Christ alone (Ephesians 2:8-9).
This gospel is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16) not just for our justification (our initial salvation) but also our sanctification (our ongoing salvation). It is the gospel that the Holy Spirit continues to use to conform us to the image of Jesus. The gospel fuels our walk and it drives our worship.
So when we say that we have a passion for Gospel-Driven Worship Gatherings, we mean that every element from the call to worship, our prayers, our songs, our preaching, our communion, our offering and our benediction are driven and centered around the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ so that we will be drawn into a deeper, more God glorifying worship.
We would love for you to join us as we gather to worship our Lord, through the power of the gospel and by the power of His Holy Spirit. This is why we were created, this is why we were saved, and this is why we gather.
If you would like to hear our passion for Gospel-Driven Worship Gatherings more fully explained click on the following link to hear the sermon.
 Jeremiah Burroughs, Gospel Worship: Worship Worthy of God, (Orlando, FL, Soli Deo Publications Gloria, 1990, Originally Published 1648) BC