At CCMZ we desire first and foremost to worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. The Lord Jesus spoke of this worship to the woman at the well in John 4:23, “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.” The Father is seeking to find those who will worship Him with a pure heart and in the way He desires to be worshipped. Our theme at CCMZ is to prepare a place for the Lord and one of the ways to do this is to worship Him in a pleasing way.
WORSHIP IN SPIRIT
We believe that worshipping in Spirit encompasses the following aspects: Liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17), Joy (Psalm 16:11), Peace (Colossians 3:15), and Unity (Psalm 133:1-2). Worshipping in Spirit also speaks of having clean hands and a pure heart. We want to offer the Lord pure worship in the beauty of holiness. Therefore, we do not allow worldly influences in our worship or anything that would seek to glorify the flesh (1 Corinthians 1:29).
WORSHIP IN TRUTH
David set forth a pattern of worship which was used in the Tabernacle of David. This pattern can be found in the Psalms. We believe in the following expressions in worship:
“Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice,” Psalm 141:2.
“O clap your hands, all ye people,” Psalm 47:1.
“Let them praise his name in the dance,” Psalm 149:3.
“Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King,” Psalm 149:2.
“Shout unto God with the voice of triumph,” Psalm 47:1.
“Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me,” Psalm 50:23.
“I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me,” Psalm 13:6.
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,” Psalm 100:4.