“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Ps. 150
Two vital truths stand as a foundation for this portion of our church vision statement:
1. Man was created to worship.
2. Worship belongs to God.
It is in our “nature” as human beings to worship. There is a drive inside of us to know something or someone who we can exalt and offer our worship. Without God, man satisfies that drive in a host of non-fulfilling and even, destructive ways. The gods that man has established on his own are at best limited and insufficient.
We believe there is only one true God who is the Creator of the Universe and, through Christ, has established a covenant with those who will receive and follow Him. At salvation, He saves our entire life - spirit, soul, and body - which means we are to worship Him with our whole life - spirit, soul, and body.
A life of “extravagant worship” is more than the Sunday morning songs we sing in church. The Apostle Paul writes, “And whatever you do in word or in deed, do it all in the name of the Lord….” (Col. 3.17) The admonishment of Scripture is that the entire expression of our lives be a reflection that brings Him honor and glory. This understanding adds dignity and importance to everything we do and say. Worship is not restricted to narrow definitions and activities, but all of living is significant, because it is all attached to an awareness and desire to be a sacrifice before Him.