It Ushers in the Presence of God
Psalms 22:3 – Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.
Matt. 18:20 – For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
The verses above describe corporate worship perfectly. It is an event where we gather in and give praise to the name of Jesus, thus assuring that God is in our midst. Of all the reasons for gathering and worshiping, few can be more amazing than having the privilege of ushering in the actual presence of the living God!
It Is a Declaration of the Presence of God
Psalms 46:11 – The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Why would we gather and sing to the air? In every phrase we sing we are declaring that the God of heaven is in the room!
Sometimes we forget what an amazing declaration this is.
If God is truly with us…
The lost can be found.
The sick can be healed.
The hopeless can be hope-filled.
The unlovely (which can be all of us) are loved with an everlasting love!