When our church comes together we seek to do all of the following:
- Give thanks
- Call upon Jesus
- Make known his deeds
- Sing praises to him
- Glory in the Name of Christ
- Seek the Lord and his strength
- Seek nearness to his presence
- Remember his works, miracles, and judgments
Worship reflects four areas as we prepare all of ourselves:
Our Love, Our Mind, Our Hands, Our Life.
God desires to be served alone. He is jealous for our affections as believers. He is the only thing in the universe that is worthy of worship, thus he is being kind, fair, and holy when he calls us to worship him. All the things that we place our affections and hopes in are called idols. Our struggle with the worship of God is getting our hearts to place the correct affections on God alone. The only hope for our love being righteous is if we trust in the work of Jesus to carry our affections to a holy God. Thank God that he has sent Jesus to mediate between us and God.
Supporting Scriptures : (Psalm 106; Exodus 20:3-6; 1 John 5:21; Jonah 2:8; Isaiah 44:9-20; Psalm 16:4, Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 2:5)
Our goal as a team is to bring talented musicians to sing and make melodies. How we play matters. We are very protective with our stage and those that worship before the people. They must be faithful attendees of Legacy, committed to a Connect Group, and also go through an audition, attending a month of practices without playing, and a discussion with their family about worship. We believe that the body is served with great skill and great hearts. It is reassuring that our church will not place a person on the stage that would seek to steal glory from the Lord. We believe that God is not looking for something brilliant, but something broken. Our hands seek to provide an undistracting excellence because skill is a gift from God and he should be praised for it.
Supporting Scriptures (Exodus 36:1; 1 Chronicles 15:22, 25:7; Psalm 33:3, Psalm 78:72; 1 Corinthians 3:10, 4:7; 1 Peter 2:5, 4:10; Colossians 3:23)
"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." (1 Timothy 4:12)
God desires holy lives seeking to bring him glory each and every single day. What a wreck if we stand in the presence of a holy God and sing songs about him, then leave completely unchanged by such a love. As believers we set the example of holy living. We do this by ourspeech in our homes, jobs, and among our communities. Ultimately our worship is not defined by our songs, but by our lives. Our conductmust be pure and holy so that we are not misrepresenting Christ. We must set the example in love, in faith, and in purity. We know that Jesus has purified our hearts and it is ultimately by his life and death that we can seek God with a holy life. Though frail and often failing – we trust that Christ is perfecting our worship as the High Priest of Heaven intercedes for us.
Support Scriptures (1 Timothy 4:12; James 3:8-10; Matthew 12:36; Proverbs 28:13; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; 1 John 3:16-18; Hebrews 11:6; Titus 2:14; 2 Corinthians 11:3