Glorifying God (Worship)

The highest call and purpose of man is the joyful act of glorifying God.  God created us in His own image and likeness and has crowned us with glory and honor and predestined us to eternal glory.  However, we are to take care not to become filled with pride and glorify ourselves.  Vainglory caused the fall of both angels and mankind.  With this knowledge we endeavor to do all things to the glory of God.

Worship at NTT focuses on spirit filled energetic expressions with gospel music, contemporary Christian music and traditional hymns.  All aspects of NTT worship are geared to glorify God.  It is our conviction as a church that everyone ascribes all honor, praise and glory to God.  We aim to maintain a humble attitude before God and man, displaying in our actions an attitude of reverence and respect when we enter into His temple. We strive to worship God to the very best of our ability through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, and to give Him the credit and praise for all things that He does for us and through us.

Each worship opportunity is a gathering to glorify God through spirit-filled praise and worship, anointed gospel music, and traditional hymns coupled with cheerful giving and godly living.  Our main worship service is arranged according to the Old Testament Tabernacle format following the procession from outer to inner court.  Worshippers in search of God will be taught and guided toward the fulfillment of their aspiration of seeking and finding the presence of God.

The purpose of Worship at New Testament temple is to glorify God by helping believers worship the one true living God in spirit and in truth on a daily basis, and when the Church is assembled together corporately.  (John 4:20-24)

Priority Objectives – Priority objectives for the accomplishment of the purpose of Worship will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  •  Help believers know who God is – His glory, His majesty, His power, His worth.
  •  Help believers know who they are in Christ.
  •  Create an atmosphere to fulfill the purpose of Christ as stated in Luke 4:18; to preach the gospel to the poor, to heal the broken hearted, to liberate the captives, to give sight to the blind and to liberate the oppressed.  In worship, the needs of the weak are given priority.
  • Foster a time of repentance and confession wherein the grace of forgiveness and reconciliation can be applied for and administered.
  •  Have a time of uninterrupted praise and worship in songs, hymns and spiritual songs, allowing people to get their focus off themselves and their circumstances, and placed on God and His glory.
  •  Have a good balance of rich, traditional hymns of the faith and beautiful and contemporary, non-repetitious praise choruses.
  •  Enhance our worship services by having special ensembles and choirs, children’s music, and children’s musicals.
  •  Help the congregation have the freedom to sing loudly and joyfully or be still, and know that our God reigns.
  •  Grow in our freedom in Christ and the leadership and ministry of the Holy Spirit in our assembly meetings.
  • Be intentionally contemporary – seeking to remain relevant to our target community in worship and ministry styles so there are fewer barriers to the acceptance of the gospel.
  •  Along with other spiritual disciplines, prayer and fasting are the bedrock of all we are and do.  It is prayer that ignites our faith in the infinite God. It is prayer that creates a vision for the kingdom and enables us to see things from God’s perspective.  It is prayer that gives us the proper disposition and expresses our dependence upon almighty God.  Leadership strongly encourages all members to worship their Lord and God by practice of these disciplines personally and corporately.