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?

 

Love of God

In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)


Faithful Love
| Walt Harrah
God's name reflects his character. He doesn't love in a vacuum, or in theory. He finds people to show love to. And his mercy results in our salvation, as he continues to lavish grace and favor on us - forever!

His Love Endures
| Walt Harrah
God has always been trustworthy, and history is full of His acts of power, and His display of deliverance. And each time He intervenes, praise is the appropriate response.

Convinced Of This
| Walt Harrah
The fact that God gave up His only Son to redeem us shows the lengths He will go to bring us safely home. We are held in His hands, and can rest in that truth.

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.

Love Never Fails
| Walt Harrah
1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter, in song form

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

He Was Wounded
Thomas Chisholm
The death of Christ

One And Only Savior
| Walt Harrah
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12

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

There Is Forgiveness
| Walt Harrah
God is holy, and sin separates us from him. But through the cross, we have forgiveness thorough the blood of Jesus.

So Grateful
| Walt Harrah
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." I Thessalonians 5:18

God Is With Us
Thomas Gill
Our all-powerful God, who does whatever pleases him, is pleased to fight for us. He is Emmanuel, God with us.

And Can It Be
Charles Wesley
The Wonder of Salvation

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.

Think About His Love
| Walt Harrah
A wise person recalls the goodness of God, and how God intentionally loves on us.

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.

I'm Reconciled
Walt Harrah
Because of the Fall, we were God's enemies. Now, through the death of Jesus, we are friends, we are welcomed into God's presence once again through the blood of Jesus. That is reconciliation of the highest sort, and worthy of celebrating.

Go Into The World
| Walt Harrah
God loves the world so much, He gave His Son to die, so that all mankind might be reconciled to God. Now it is up to us to tell that message. How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. Romans 10:15

Most Holy Gracious God
Walt Harrah
God is holy. His perfect justice demands that he punish all disobedience, all rebellion. But on the cross, Jesus took the blows meant for us, and those who trust in Christ escape the punishment that we deserve. Hallelujah!

I Look To The Shepherd
Walt Harrah
We are sheep, but we have a shepherd - Jesus, that Great Shepherd Of The Sheep. Dependency on Him makes total sense, for He is all-powerful, constantly attentive, and able to care for us in this life, and throughout eternity.

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