Human traditions can dictate the way people worship, however, worship is not prescribed by tradition: it stems from our heart, through His Spirit. True worship is an expression of love. The value of our worship is determined by the sincerity of the worshipper, taking priority over the method and ability of how we worship. One of our core values at Freedom is extravagant praise and worship, therefore worship plays a central role in our services. We believe in worshipping God in Spirit and in truth, so we allow liberty in worship, for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty! We employ joyful singing, dancing, shouting, the waving of flags and banners, clapping and musical instruments just as King David did before the Lord of Hosts.
What is worship?
True spiritual worship is more than music or a song; it is our lives devoted and offered wholly to Him, which brings Him joy. It is not our excellent musicianship that exalts the Lord, but the broken and contrite heart that honors and glorifies Him. Yes, we desire excellence in our musicianship because He deserves our best, but that is not our focus. We desire to behold the beauty of the Lamb who sits upon the throne (Revelation 5:13, 7:10). Although worship takes many forms, corporate worship here proclaims our adoration and thankfulness to God for all He has extravagantly done for us (see Ps 22:22, 35:18). Worship glorifies and exalts God and shows our loyalty to and admiration of the King. The core of worship for us is to behold the beauty of the Lord (Ps 27:4). True worship eliminates the distance between God and us, bringing us into holy intimacy with God, our divine romance.
Why we worship the way we do:
Just as King David danced with all his might before the Lord wearing a linen ephod in 2 Samuel 6:14, we freely express ourselves by dancing and waving banners to accompany our vocal worship (Ps 145, 147, 148). The waving of flags comes from Exodus 17:15 – Jehovah Nissi means The Lord is my Banner. The colors on the flags are significant prophetically, chosen according to the moving of the Holy Spirit during that particular service. Waving a flag can release the spiritual effects the Holy Spirit desires be released at that time.
Finally, prayer and worship are married at Freedom Christian Center, which is why we practice the harp and bowl model of singing worship stanzas intermittently between spoken prayers. This format allows the intercessor to remain in the Presence of the Lord longer without tiring, refreshing oneself by singing choruses of adoration and worship based on Revelation 5:8.
Where can I plug in?
We have a sound team as well as technological/electronic arts that can use your gifts. We also invite musicians and vocalists to join our team by following the application protocol.
Expressing our Worship, Equipping the Saints, Expanding God's Kingdom!
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