We cannot live a life of worship without striving to be obedient to the Lord's commands and following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. "He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath." As Jesus regularly attended the house of worship where the Word of God was taught and proclaimed, so should His followers faithfully attend church. Hebrews 10:25 clearly tells us "And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." As the second coming of Christ approaches, we need to be strengthened and encouraged more than ever. And no one need neglect church attendance for lack of appropriate "church clothes." At Cloverleaf Baptist Church, there is no dress code, only an expectation of modesty and respect for others.
Singing is a vital part of New Testament worship. "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." (Colossians 3:16) At Cloverleaf Baptist, we enjoy a variety of music styles. On Sunday mornings we sing both contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns. Our choir song selections are usually from the Southern Gospel genre. We enjoy the use of multiple instruments as well as a praise team and band as we lift up our voices to Him. Cloverleaf Baptist believes the message in the music should be Christ-focused and God-honoring, regardless of the style. We seek to impress no one but our Lord, for He alone is worthy!
True worship doesn't end with the faithful assembling of believers and lifting up voices in song. It continues on a daily basis, keeping a clear conscience and pure heart towards God, surrendering to His will and calling. At Cloverleaf we consider prayer and giving to also be expressions of worship.
"Any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven." ~ A.W. Tozer