Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.
All true worshipers must worship God in "spirit and in truth." That is, true worship takes place on the inside, in the heart or spirit of the worshiper.
My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
Psalm 45:1 NIV
Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
Psalm 103:1-2 NIV
Worship pleasing to God must be unfeigned and transparent, offered with a humble and pure heart.
Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.
Psalm 24:3-4 NIV
Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being? declares the LORD. These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.
Isaiah 66:2 NIV
Why Partake in Holy Communion?
Christians are to partake in Holy Communion because God commands us to do so in His Word. According to I Corinthians 11:23-25, we find these words, For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.
What is the Symbolism of the Two Elements?
During the Lord’s Supper, Jesus used the symbolism of two elements present at the meal, namely, the Bread and the Cup (wine) to illustrate the Lord’s Supper was going to become a memorial of His death and suffering. What is the symbolism of the bread and the cup? The bread is symbolic of Christ’s Body that is to be broken for us and the cup is symbolic of Christ’s blood that is to be shed for us.
“Baptism by water immersion is commanded in the scripture (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV). Baptism is an outward sign of an inward spiritual renewal. All who believe Christ as savior and Lord are baptized by water immersion.”
Dedicating a child to God acknowledges God's sovereignty, not only over the child but, also over the the mother and father. Parents present their child before God and His people asking for grace and wisdom in carrying out their responsibilities. Parents also come praying their child will one day trust Jesus Christ as his/her Savior. PGC believes in the African Proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child.”
In Psalm 145, King David helps us to grasp the significance of worship in the life of a believer. He makes the following declarations.
1I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 2Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
Pleasant Grove Church has declared that worship is our top priority, and each week we prayerfully prepare for a close encounter with Almighty God! We are intentional in pursuing God through praise, prayer, songs, fellowship and the preached Word. We welcome you to come and share with us in worship as we speak in praise of the Lord.
King David closes Psalm 145 by saying; Let every creature praise his holy name! for ever and ever.