We are excited to announce that Liberty Church will be starting Sunday evening worship, beginning September 22nd at 6:00pm, every Lord’s Day.
To my Liberty Church family,
Worship is the highest calling of every man, woman, and child. “To glorify God and enjoy Him forever” is the essence of the Bible’s message, and truly is man’s chief end and greatest duty. Our very creation as the ‘image of God’ is to reflect this fundamental aspect of our nature, and even the end of our existence on earth will only culminate in glorious and un-interrupted worship of our Triune God. That will truly be the moment we all have been waiting for!
Until that future promise becomes present reality, it is our joyful obligation to give God worship while we are “away from the Lord…and at home in the body.” Worship is praise and honor directed towards God; it is ‘worth-ship,’ ascribing to God the truth of His glory and majesty, mercy and grace, holiness and justice. We gather together on the Lord’s Day for this express purpose, giving God a ‘thanks-offering’ for who He is, what He has done, and what He will continue to do for us through Christ Jesus our Lord.
I also believe that worship transforms us. We are far too often swept away in the torrents of our culture, and the adjectives ‘harassed and helpless’ certainly can describe many of us! We are harried from one activity to the next, one more ‘to-do’ box to check and agenda item to cross off, one more post, tweet, or webpage to scroll, and we hardly have any time or space anymore to reflect on the deep things of God and to bring Him the worship that He is due, all of which greatly affects the health of our souls. It is not more time we need in our week, but better use of the time we currently have! And I cannot think of a better use of our time than devoting an additional hour each Sunday evening to be with the family of God, lifting up our prayers and petitions to Him, singing of His amazing grace, and hearing His preached Word, with its power to pierce hearts and transforms lives.
In this vein, I am so excited that Sunday evening worship is upon us again at Liberty! I hope you will prayerfully consider making this one additional hour a staple of your weekly rhythm and routine. It is great for the family of God to come together again, and it is great for our own families to see that we prioritize worship above all else.
Lastly, consider inviting friends or family members who do not have evening worship at their own church. This is startling fact I recently discovered: out of 37 PCA churches in our Presbytery, only 3 currently have evening worship, and two of those are over an hour away! There maybe someone you know who would greatly appreciate the opportunity to gather together again on the Lord’s Day.
Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 10:45am and 6:00pm!