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Worship at Discovery
In our worship services, we desire not just to sing wholesome and moral songs for fun or entertainment, but rather we use music as a tool to respond to God for who He is, what He has done, what He is doing, and what He is yet to do.   God, in His nature alone, is so great that He is deserving of a response.   And yet this great and glorious God has redeemed us sinners from the eternal death we deserved and brought us into newness of life with Him through the sacrifice of His Son on the cross.   This incredible truth is certainly worthy of praise!

Using music to sing to God is just one of many ways to worship.   We can worship individually and corporately as a group.   Individually, we mainly worship by responding to God daily as we live lives of obedience according to his word.   Corporately, we gather together and worship by responding to God through singing, playing instruments, reading scripture, and prayer.   The Bible has many exhortations to “sing to the Lord a new song,” and thus we seek to fill our services with both old and new songs that proclaim the truths of God’s nature.   God did not mandate the form or style of music that is pleasing to Him.   He did, however, command that we worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23).
Worship in Spirit
When Jesus came to the earth, He redirected the act of worship from being Temple-focused to being Christ-centered.   When we worship in spirit, we worship on the basis that our way to God the Father is only through Jesus Christ, whose Spirit indwells all who believe.   So our worship must be centered on Christ, who gave us His righteousness so that we could be holy and blameless in the presence of God.
Worship in Truth
When it comes to corporate worship, we believe that music exists to serve God’s truth, and not to detract from it.   It is not our desire to “wow”, or entertain, with our music, but rather to provide songs that present biblical truths for the congregation to express to God.   What we sing, and whom we sing about, is far more important than how we sing.   Yet, in order to respond to God in truth, we must first have an accurate understanding of who He is and what He has done for us.
Worship from the Heart
Everything that we do in worship should come from an attitude of humility, as we respond to a great and loving God.   If we sing biblical truths to God in order to receive something from Him, we have entered into some form of idolatrous religion, making God out to be someone He is not (Isaiah 29:13).   God has freely given us grace –not because of our own merit but because of His loving nature.   When we understand that truth, it greatly affects our heart, which leads to worship.   We desire to worship with both head and heart as we proclaim solid biblical truths, which then evoke an appropriate emotional response.
5862 Las Positas Rd.
Livermore, CA   94550
Worship: 10:45am
Phone: (925)449-5256


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