SINGING AND WORSHIPPING IN A CHURCH SERVICE
Updated: May 5, 2022
Have you ever stopped to consider the fact that singing and worshipping God is an act that God values immensely?
The truth is God loves it beyond measure when we sing and worship him. Interestingly, he loves it even better when we sing and worship him with other brethren in a church service. This is because God cherishes the fellowship of his children. In addition to the fact that we touch the very core of God's heart when we gather as a church to sing and worship him, we are fulfilling an all too important commandment.
The following are the importance of singing and worshipping God a church service:
1. It is an act of obedience. Worship and singing praises is a command given to us by God. Hence, when we sing andworship God especially in his house (the church) we are fulfilling a command. “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts”Colossians 3:16. Singing and worshipping are part of the joyful duty of the believer. Today, we sing and worship in the church in obedience to God's word. A church that strives to fulfill this scriptural purpose or command will have a priority to offer God praise.
2. It inspires a better worship. Singing and worshipping in a service inspires a heart of worship to God. This is because worship helps us recognize God’s incredible worth. In other words, we see who God better, especially when we worship him in the midst of others.
3. It Draws Us Together. The beautiful phenomenon about congregational singing and worshipping is its unique ability to bring the members of the household of faith. Hence, singing and worshipping is more than just a prelude to the sermon. It is an act that helps us bestablish bonds with God's people. (See Ephesians 5:19).
4. It strengthens us. Singing and worshipping God in a church service strengthens and encourages us through the trials we all face. This because we are reminded of God’s abiding presence with us and the fact that we will light in the darkness of challenges. More so, we witness affirmations of faith all around us when we sing collectively as a church. Unknowingly too, we are witnessing of God's goodness to the nonbelievers. In other words, we are being his light like the Israelites who God called to be a light to the nations in Psalm 105:1-2, and he instructs them how to do so: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.”
5. It increases our joy. Singing and worshipping God, especially in a service increases our joy level, because worship births joy. This why the Psalmist had this to say: But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalms 5:11. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High, Psalms 9:2.
6. It makes God to take over our battles - Worship is how we wage battle. We don't confront our foes and fight our battles on our own. We simply worship in faith and watch God act on our behalf. Worship is the key to gaining victory over our enemies.
When we worship together in one accord, apart from the miracles that happen, it attracts those those out there, drawing them to Jesus like a magnet. Paul advised the Corinthian church to worship in such a way that will attract an unbeliever to Christ (1 Corinthians 14:24-25).
As we raise our voices together, singing and worshipping God in harmony, we remember that we are all part of a whole: the body of Christ. This wonderful realization of community is extremely encouraging and honoring to God.
Join us for worship here at the the Door CFM Church in Lubbock, Texas. We have worship on sundays at 10:30 am and 6:30 PM and also on Wednesday at 7:30 PM.