Worship is an Offering
Our worship is an offering to the Lord and our sacrifice of worship needs to be the best we can offer. Such an offering requires commitment, preparation, and order. (1 Peter 2:5 “You also…are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 “…For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.”)
FOHC desires to be relevant. Paul knew the importance of relevance in the church when he wrote, “…I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.” (I Cor. 9:2) We don’t want to be responsible in causing others to stumble by blindly insisting on man’s traditions as in Mark 7:7-9, “They worship me in vain…You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.” Therefore, our worship must be relevant to today’s Christian and an example to today’s non-Christian. (Also see Isaiah 29:13.)
Sing a New Song
Psalm 33:3, “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy,” reminds us that our worship is to be fresh. We are not to fall into non-thinking habit, letting our worship become stagnate. Therefore we will introduce both new music and sing songs we already know in ways we have not done before.