Why do we worship?

1. We lift His name above our own (Psalm 95:1-4, Psalm 96, Isaiah 6, John 1:27, 3:30). We MUST remember that our Lord is above us! He is greater and we are not. John the Baptist said it best when he said, “He is the One coming after me, whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to untie” and “He must increase, but I must decrease.” We worship to lift His name above our own. We worship to remind ourselves that He is worthy (for so many reasons) to be praised.

2. We encourage one another (Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 10:24-25, Eph. 5:18-19). There are few things more encouraging and powerful than seeing others sing praise to the Lord. When we observe the church singing, we are encouraged! We are reminded that we are not alone. Others have a living and real relationship with the Lord. When we sing, we encourage and teach each other.

3. We meet together in support and commitment (Hebrews 10:24-25). The world continues to become more and more distant from God. Meeting together provides an opportunity for us to recharge, receive support, and get excited about what He has done and will do.

4. We learn God’s Word through singing (Psalm 119:11). One of the best ways that we can succeed in our walk with Jesus is to hide His Word in our heart. When we bathe our hearts and minds in God’s Word, we are more likely to think, speak, and act like Jesus. Singing songs from scripture help us to remember God’s Word and keep His commands!

5. We rejoice and follow God’s example (Zephaniah 3:17). God ‘delights’ in us with shouts of joy!! We worship as a joyful response to God. We
sing praise and shout to Him because He has shown us this example!

6. We play music to God (Ephesians 5:18-19, Psalm 150). There are many ways to worship the Lord with our lives. What an amazing gift we
have in worshiping God through song, with our musical gifts and instruments.