Why we Worship

PSALM 47

Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!


Why Scripture?

 

Birth of Jesus

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke  2:10-11)


All Creatures (Christmas version)
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God is the Maker of everything, and his creation brings him glory by praising Him.

God Is Here
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When Jesus entered into our world, everything changed. Creation breathed easier, knowing its Maker was nearby. And Satan trembled, knowing his days were numbered.

Glory To God
| Walt Harrah
The birth of Jesus, God made flesh, born of Mary, is worth celebrating. It is a wondrous act of God, to reach out to his lost children and reconcile them. The angels sang gloriously, and so must we.

So Much Joy
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The coming of God's Son in the flesh to the town of Bethlehem was the best possible news, and the whole world would benefit. The angels couldn't contain themselves as they told the news, so why should we?

Not Just Any Night
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Jesus' birth was extraordinary. There was nothing "ho-hum" about it. "On that night, the one True Light, the Son of God was born."

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