WORSHIP AT TABERNACLE
Our main purpose in worship is to glorify God and humble ourselves before Him. We echo the cry of the Psalmist,
“O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. . . Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.” (Psalm 95:1, 6)
Such worship is focused on God Himself. It recognizes that God is rightly concerned for His own glory (Isaiah 48:11). We see that this is God’s fundamental concern throughout the whole of Scripture.
WORSHIPING AS A COMMUNITY OF FAITH
The emphasis as we gather together is on the congregational (i.e. gathered community) aspect of worship. Our worship together is an experience of speaking to God (through singing and prayer) and of hearing God speak to us (through Bible reading and preaching). As we affirm our faith together, our hearts are strengthened to serve Him throughout the week.
We are committed to “expository preaching.” Expository preaching is preaching that takes as its main point the main point of the biblical text under consideration. In other words, it’s a commitment to let God, rather than the preacher, determine the outline and content of the sermon.
Expository preaching is at the very center of who we are as a church because we know that we are ignorant and sinful. We need our holy and wise God to speak to us. In expository preaching, we listen to Him.
Here at TBC, we use a variety different styles of music in worship. For this reason, we sing a mix of both traditional hymns and modern worship songs. Whatever form the music takes, we want our worship to help you love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). With that in mind, we strive for our worship to be theologically robust.
We utilize choral singing as well as vocal or instrumental solo/ensemble selection. However, due to the abundance of commands in Scripture to worship the Lord together, the emphasis will be on all of us singing and worshiping the Lord together as a community of faith.