How Do We Worship?
At Mountain View, the first thing you can expect is a warm welcome from a group of people who are sincerely glad you are with us. You will be our honored guest as we worship God together in "spirit and truth". John 4:24
God commanded us to worship Him "decently and in order" (I Corinthians 14:40).
Among early Christians we read about in the New Testament, worship was something that all believers participated in every Sunday, not something they just watched. On the first day of EVERY week they would eat the Lord’s Supper and hear preaching (Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 11:23-29). They would fulfil their mutual responsibilities by sharing their prosperity (I Corinthians 16:1-2) as each member had “purposed in their own hearts” (II Corinthians 9:6-7). We, at Mountain View, strive to follow these examples which are shared with us in God's word.
In their assemblies they would all sing (Ephesians 5:19) and pray while various men of the assembly would lead them (I Corinthians 14:15-16). No one person performed the worship, but each worshiped God as commanded by Jesus Christ. It was simple and powerful, because each person worshiped individually and collectively at the same time. God gave us worship as a time to thoughtfully and prayerfully remember the death of His Son, Jesus Christ, while praising Him for His continual impact in our daily lives.
We are blessed and encouraged by our worship of the Father in Heaven.