At CPC (Calvary Pentecostal Church) worship is at the core of everything we do. It has been at the heart of our fellowship for many years and for us it is the foundation of our relationship with Jesus.
We set aside a good portion of our services to praise and worship the Lord Jesus Christ for who He is and for what He has done. We want to elevate and magnify the God of our salvation, giving Him the place of highest honour.
We believe the Bible is very clear on ‘getting our priorities right’ by focusing our love and devotion first and foremost upon the Lord Jesus Christ. We see this truth presented by Jesus in Matthew’s gospel.
Jesus was asked by a certain lawyer this fundamental question:
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Matthew 22:36 (NKJV)
We truly believe that if we get our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ right through worship, then out of this incredible relationship will flow a love and practical outreaching to our neighbours. The Bible teaches us that worship encompasses the whole person, body, soul and spirit and we are not shy in CPC of expressing outwardly our love to God through our praise and worship. An illustration of which can be found in Psalm 150:
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord!
We are unashamedly a worshipping church.