Why We Worship

Who We Worship

 

We Worship the Risen Christ, because:

"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For everything was created by Him, in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together. He is also the head of the body, the church; He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He might come to have first place in everything. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself by making peace through the blood of His cross—whether things on earth or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:15-20)

 

Corporate Worship

 

We worship together, in order to encourage eachother and share in what Christ has done for us. 

"Therefore, brothers, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way He has opened for us through the curtain (that is, His flesh), and since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water. Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us be concerned about one another in order to promote love and good works, not staying away from our worship meetings, as some habitually do, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day drawing near." (Hebrews 10:19-25)

Music

 

We worship with music that is centered around the Risen Christ:

"Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God." (Colossians 3:16)

Tithes & Offerings

 

We worship through Tithes and Offerings, as a way to give thanks to the Lord for what he has given us, to provide for those in service of the Church, to provide for those outside the church, and to show our faith that God is the provider of our needs.

 

"Bring the full tenth into the storehouse so that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this way,” says the Lord of Hosts. “See if I will not open the floodgates of heaven and pour out a blessing for you without measure." (Malachi 3:10)

Prayer and Testimony

 

We worship through Corporate and Personal prayer and testimony, 

 

"First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

'For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanity, Christ Jesus, Himself human, who gave Himself—a ransom for all, a testimony at the proper time.'" (I Timothy 2:1-6)

Biblically Based Preaching

 

We worship Christ through the declaration of the Scriptures, because all Scripture points to the Risen Christ and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (II Timothy 3:16)

 

"I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus, who is going to judge the living and the dead, and because of His appearing and His kingdom: Proclaim the message; persist in it whether convenient or not; rebuke, correct, and encourage with great patience and teaching." (II Timothy 4:1-2)

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West Park Evangelical Friends Church

3780 W 140th Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44111

(216) 251 - 6976

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