Corporate Worship - Part II
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
In reflection back on the comments of Part I, Christian worship is Trinitarian involving Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, always. It is not “Jesus and me.”
The heart of what we are after here is the corporate nature of worship in a church setting. In the First Testament, God made His covenant with Abram and through him with a group of people, the nation of Israel.
God’s covenant today is with His Church, not with individual people. It is only natural then that the worship of God by these covenant people would be corporate. The New Testament is replete with examples of the body. “Corporate” comes from “corpus,” meaning “body.”
For example, when we gather for worship, it is not 400 individuals offering 400 individual songs; it is 400 covenant people, offering their voices, in one song.