How does Reformation Fellowship worship?
Reformation Fellowship is committed to conducting a worship service that honors our majestic God of grace and that builds up his redeemed, needy people. We try to achieve these goals by using Scripture to shape what we do in worship and how we do it.
Scripture teaches that God pursues unworthy sinners in grace to make them his own holy people (Romans 5:6-8; Ephesians 2:4, 5; 1 Peter 2:10). Therefore, our worship service is crafted such that God, through the words of Scripture, calls us into His presence, greets us in the peace of His grace, convicts us of our sin, assures us of His forgiveness, proclaims to us His gospel in Christ, sets aside bread and wine to give us Christ in the Lord’s Supper, and sends us out with His blessing.
Our order of worship seeks to alternate the words of God to us and the congregation’s varied responses to Him, so that the service bears the characteristics of a dialogue or holy conversation. Our worship service is crafted such that the congregation responds to God with hymns that adore him; with glad prayers of adoration and humble prayers of confession; with hymns that thoughtfully and joyfully relish Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, ascension, and coming again for us; with financial giving to support the preaching of the gospel of Christ; with prayers that He will grow and build up his church; with hearing the preached Word in faith and obedience; with feeding spiritually on Christ in the Supper by faith; and by receiving his blessing with thanksgiving and in hope. Worship is a time of rich fellowship, by the Spirit, with the Living God.
The true location of all new covenant worship isn’t an earthly building, but heaven itself (Hebrews 12:22-24). “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28, 29). Since this is the holy God of glory, we endeavor to conduct our worship with reverence, awe, concentration, decency, and gratitude through Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5).