“God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth” John 4:24
Worship is one of the most discussed topics in the church today. What is worship? Organ? Keyboard? Drums? Guitar? Hymnals? Overhead projector? Should we sing the old hymns? Should we focus on more contemporary christian music? Do we raise our hands as we praise our great God? Do we dance in celebration for all He has done? Do we sit quietly in the soul searching calm of our hearts before a Holy God?
We are the worship team at Maranatha Baptist Fellowship and it seems that the answer to all these questions is yes. There is a time and place as we worship together for all of the above. We celebrate worship with keyboards, stringed instruments, and drums, and we love to sing the old hymns with their rich, deep doctrine and we worship with the joy of contemporary music.
We have found that scripture doesn’t seem so concerned with the methodology of our worship as the heart of the worshipper toward the one who is to be worshipped.
“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.” Psalm 29:2
“Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;” Psalm 95:6
“May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.” Psalm 141:2
“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit: a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.” Psalm 51:17
As we enter into worship we are not so concerned with the order of our worship as the condition of our heart. We have discovered that worship is not about us, it is about God, His holiness, mercy, grace, and love, and we seek to love Him through worship and a thankful and adoring heart.
If you do not currently have a place to worship, we invite you to join us Sunday mornings at 10:15 am OR the last Saturday of the month at 6:30 pm. We believe you will find our worship atmosphere relaxed, uplifting, and God centered.
“To have found God and still pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart.” A. W. Tozer