Worship

Worship can be defined as “A reply of gratitude to God’s majesty”. We find through the scriptures that God’s everlasting covenant is his idea. He came to us and proclaimed we were, and are, his people (Lev 26:12). And even though we continually turn from Him in all His splendor, he persistently renews the covenant first made with us. A very rushed recap of history… He makes a covenant with Moses (Leviticus 26:12), then he sends his Son, Jesus Christ, and then finally he says in Revelation 21:3 “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”. All we can do in response to this absolutely amazing act of pursuant ransom is reply by saying “Thank you God”. And then make ourselves available as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1) for all that he has planned for us (Eph 2:10 & Jer 29:11).

 

Expressions of Worship at PCC

At PCC we encourage various expressions of worship.  Each person expresses their worship differently and those expressions are influenced by their spiritual gifts, (Corinthians 12), personalities, and past worship experiences. Many Bible verses speak to different worship expressions. “Below is a list of scriptures to guide and remind, all who worship at PCC, to “worship in spirit and truth”. (John 4:24)

Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)

I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me. (Psalm 13:6)

I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. (Psalm 63:4)

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.  Psalm 47:1

When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. Acts 19:6

I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing. 1 Timothy 2:8

Is anyone of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14

Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. Psalm 49:3

Come, let us bow down and worship, let us kneel before the Lord our maker. Psalm 95:6

So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord… 2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, And do not forbid speaking in tongues. But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. 1 Corinthians 14:39-40

If anyone speaks in a tongue, Two or at the most three should speak, one at a time, and someone must interpret. If there is no interpreter, the speaker should keep quiet in the church speak to himself and God. 1 Corinthians 14:27-28

…if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays but my mind is unfruitful. What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also. 1 Corinthians 14:14-15

God is not a God of disorder but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33

We encourage everyone to worship God in a way which is comfortable and most meaningful for them.