General Assembly

Worship is the “tool”
we should bring to
the church service.

It “unlocks” our fellowship
with God. As is said in Hebrews
we should not forsake from
attending a corporate church service.

One of the purposes of assembling is
to spur one another on to love and good deeds.”

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).

Our attitude of worship should be one of fervent joy, passion, and sincerity. The songs we sing should give praise to He who is Worthy. The lyrics should edify and stir the worshipper. Jesus says that the Father is searching for worshippers who worship in Spirit and Truth (John 4:23-24). Preaching should be from the Bible moving the hearer to belief and application. God loves and allows for many postures of worship within a Biblical order (see discussion above).

Worship consists of singing, confession, praying, offering, Scripture reading, sharing testimonies, and preaching. The object of worship is the Lord and all attention should be focused upon Him not the worshippers. I do not see in the Bible where the style of music and the types of instruments used are of concern to the Lord. It is the heart He is concerned with.