Worship. The word itself communicates a wealth of concepts both ancient and modern. Images spring to mind: perhaps pictures of people singing, or lying prostrate, or raising hands, or offering tribute. All of these and more are expressions of a much larger concept. However, these tangible expressions can so easily overshadow and crowd out that larger truth.
The essence of worship is this: to give to someone what they are due. No matter the expression of worship in which we engage, we are always communicating something about the one we are worshipping: “You deserve this. You are owed this.”
Knowing this, it should then be obvious that the bigger the object of our worship, the greater and more intense our worship of that object. If we believe that we are worshipping a God who is literally bigger than our minds can grasp (Isaiah 40:12), more powerful than anything we can conjure (Jeremiah 49:18-19), holier than we can stand (Exodus 19), and infinitely more loving than we deserve (Romans 5:8)… shouldn’t our worship of Him reflect that belief?
The purpose of the worship ministry at COBC is not just about music and what takes place within the musical aspect of worship. It’s about living a life of worship 24/7 – at our jobs, in our relationship world, in our financial world, in the way we spend our time, AND in the communion of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Therefore, I urge you brothers [and sisters], in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of you mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
If you are skilled in playing an instrument or singing, and you would like to help lead in worship from stage, there’s a place for you. Alternately, if you would like to explore the opportunities we have to run the sound board, the lyrics on the screen, the cameras, or the lighting, we would love to have you. We are all using the gifts God has given us to encourage the gathered body of Christ in their worship of the King.