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?

 

Good Friday

...there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun's light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. (Luke 23:44-46)


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

He Was Wounded
Thomas Chisholm
The death of Christ

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.

Forgive Me Lord
| Walt Harrah
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

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

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