Here you will find forms, schedules and New Life Chapel’s philosophy of worship.
WHAT IS WORSHIP?
We at New Life Chapel believe worship, first and foremost, is the act of offering all that we are, and all that we have to Jesus. Worship is for God, not us.
“Therefore I urge you, brothers, in the view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of Worship.” (Romans 12:1)
WORSHIP IS A DECISION:
As we make the decision to worship, we take the focus off of our own selfishness, and re-direct our focus back to God.
“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 42:11)
WORSHIP IS THE CONSISTENT REMINDER OF WHO GOD REALLY IS:
“For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all Gods. In his hand are the depths of the Earth and the mountain peaks belong to him. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Master, for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” (Psalm 95:3-7)
TRUE WORSHIP WILL BE IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH:
“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:21-24)
WORSHIP THROUGH MUSIC & CREATIVITY:
We serve a creative God, and we are made in His image. Music and creativity are God-given gifts that we use at New Life Chapel to express our love for Jesus, to declare the truth of who God is, and to allow His Spirit free reign in our lives.
1. Because it’s in scripture:
“These are the men David put in charge of the music in the house of the LORD after the ark came to rest there. They ministered with music before the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting, until Solomon built the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem. They performed their duties according to the regulations laid down for them.” (1 Chronicles 6:31, 32)
2. God created music for that very reason:
“Sing for joy to God our strength, shout aloud to the God of Jacob! Begin the music, strike the tambourine, play the melodious harp and lyre.” (Psalm 81:1, 2)
As we draw close to the living God in Worship, He draws close to us. Although worship, in its purest sense, really has nothing to do with music, scripture shows us that musical worship is close to God’s heart.
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