I hope you go to church this morning, not because it makes you more spiritual; not because it is a requirement to be a Christian; not because I want you to “tithe”; but for one simple reason…there is no other place in your life that you worship in song corporately. Church is the only place that we lift up our voices together and declare the praises of God.
Psalm 33:1-4 says, “Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright. Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. For the word of the LORD is upright, And all His work is done in faithfulness.”
The Bible was written to a group of people, not an individual. Now I know you can sing in your house, with your family, but you can do that all week, why do you wait to only do it on Sunday morning? Come on my friends, let’s go to church and worship the Lord together. Think about it, all day today, all over the world, from Israel who began their Sabbath at sundown to Hawaii who will be the last ones to see the sunset today, there are people gathering to worship corporately.
I was thinking this morning about how in 1989 when I got saved, the leaders of churches were still arguing about whether to have guitars in church or not. Every generation fights so the next generation can experience the blessings that come from a battle won. Our generation has Elevation, Hillsong, Maverick City, Bethel, all worship we love. Why, because someone fought for worship. I remember when I first got saved, I did not want to lift my hands, it felt “weird” to me, now “I throw up my hands and I praise you again and again, singing Hallelujah!” So, join me this morning in church and lets say to one another “Come on my soul, don’t you get shy on me, lift up your song, cause you’ve got a lion inside of those lungs, get up and praise the Lord.” Then we all can say, “All hail King Jesus, all hail Emmanuel” or “Then sings my soul, my savior God to thee.” No matter what your style or song preference, let’s do this together, for He alone is worthy of it all!