Exalting the Savior
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16, ESV)
The primary purpose of man’s existence is to worship (Romans 11:36, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Revelation 4:11). True Christian worship is directed to the Father through the merit of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit (John 4:23). As a congregation, we engage in worship through singing, meditating on the truths of Scripture as presented through readings and the sermon, participating in spirit with the offered prayers, giving financially during the offering, listening expectantly for ministry opportunities, and serving one another through fellowship and the right practice of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12-14). Our worship should be marked by a passionate love of God and resolve to glorify Him in all we do (Matthew 22:34-40, Colossians 3:16-17).