Glorifying God Together
505 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO

Worship Ministry

"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (John 4:24)

Biblical Worship

According to Scripture, What is Worship?

The most common term in the Old Testament for “worship” is sahah, which means “to prostrate oneself” or “bow down” in reverence to God. The New Testament however, gives a much broader picture of worship from proskuneo, which means “to do reverence to” (see John 4:21-24), to latreuo, which most naturally means “to serve”, but is also used to refer to “worship” (Philippians 3:3).

It is important to understand that there is no clear definition of “worship” in all of Scripture, but Scripture as a whole does give us a very full picture of what the worship of God involves. In general, worship could be defined as the expression of glad, humble, and wholehearted submission to God, in response to His greatness, His salvation, and His promises.

The point in this definition is that worship is not confined to one particular activity (singing, giving, prayer, service, etc.), but is at its very foundation an attitude of the heart. We worship when we submit ourselves wholly to God for His own pleasure. This is largely the point of Romans 12:1. “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God (in response to God’s mercy in salvation), to present your bodies as a living sacrifice (humbly submitting to God’s purposes), holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

Where you worship is not nearly as important as how and whom you worship (John 4:21-24). Sincere worship is joyful obedience to the command of Psalm 37:4, "Delight yourself in the Lord." Our purpose is to worship Christ Jesus wholeheartedly according to the truth of Scripture. This is what God calls us to – true worship that will transform your heart and renew your spirit in His grace. It is our intent as a worship team to do whatever we can to ensure that we do not distract God’s people in any way, but rather lead them before His throne in genuine worship. Our worship service is not a performance; it is a time in which the Body of Christ unites to worship Christ together. Come and join us this Sunday for worship.