Worship

Redemption is the means; worship is the goal.   In one sense, worship is the whole point of everything.   It is the purpose of history, the goal of the whole Christian story.  Worship is not one segment of the Christian life among others.  Worship is the entire Christian life, seen as a priestly offering to God.  And when we meet together as a church, our time of worship is not merely a preliminary to something else; rather, it is the whole point of our existence as the body of Christ.

John Frame

We were created for worship.  It is the centre of our lives as Christians and should impact all that we do 24/7, not just something that happens corporately on Sundays.   An old catechism written in 1646 asks the question ‘What is the chief end of man?’ and the response is ‘to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever’.  In worship we fulfill our highest calling as human beings in adoration and the surrender of all our nature to God and His purposes.

No expression of worship or words will ever be adequate to declare His glory and goodness or to thank Him for His extravagant love toward us.   As the angels around the throne in the book of Revelation declare:

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”…  Revelation 5:12

God delights in our worship and is more interested in the response of our hearts than the professionalism of the musicians when we come together. Worship is an important part of our meeting on Sundays.   We have a time of singing worship songs and people can pray out and express their worship in their own unique way.  We love to experience the presence of God as we worship together, there is something special about worshipping before Him as a church and each of us has something to bring.

We generally meet on Wednesday nights at New Hope to worship together as a team and to prepare songs for the coming Sunday.

If you would like to get involved in the worship team, either singing or playing an instrument, please contact Julie.