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?

 

Death of Jesus

He was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)


It Causes Me To Tremble
Walt Harrah
The powerful redemptive work of Christ on our behalf, dying in our place, should move us to tears, it should humble us, and cause gratitude to swell up in us as a result.

O Sacred Head Now Wounded
Paul Gerhardt
The passion of Christ on the cross

Solitary Throne
Walt Harrah
There is one king, and he reigns alone. He is supreme ruler, and His name is Jesus.

Great God Of Love
Wesley/Harrah
The magnitude of our salvation, that we were dead and God made us alive, should awaken the loudest praise we can muster. What love but God's could run so deep, and extend so low, and raise to such height?

Endless Praise
| Walt Harrah
The sacrifice of Jesus to bring us back to God is so magnificent, that for all of eternity, it will be the theme of our praise. There will never be a time when it is inappropriate or out of date to thank our Savior Jesus Christ.

Once For All
| Walt Harrah
The sacrificial work of Christ was a one-time-event on the cross. The wrath of God has been satisfied, and there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

We Remember You
| Walt Harrah
The sacrifice of our Lord, highlighted and emphasized in the celebration of communion, elicits praise to our praiseworthy God.

Nothing But The Blood
Lowry/Doane
Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin. Hebrews 9:22

Abba Father, We Approach You
Horatio Bonar
Because of the cross of Christ, we have access to the very throne of God. We are welcome as sons of the King, with all rights and privileges.

Arise My Soul
Charles Wesley
When the Bible says "therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus," it means just exactly that. We can live guilt free lives because of what Christ has accomplished.

To God Be The Glory
Fanny Crosby
The Good News of the Gospel can't be kept hidden. It must be told, and retold in a thousand ways, with stories of God's faithful love as shown in history, and in our very lives.

Emmanuel's Praise
John Blakewell
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Despised, Rejected
| Walt Harrah
Paul in the 8th chapter of Romans mentions that God did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all. Isaiah 53 is the Old Testament statement of that truth.

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