East Gate Worship is a united team of passionate worshipers who desire to lead men and women of every generation into the presence of God in order to connect with the heart of God.
Ways We Worship
WITH OUR WHOLE HEARTS
"I give thanks to you O Lord my God with my whole heart and I will glorify Your name forever."
WITH LIFTED HANDS
"Let my prayer be counted as incense before You, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice."
"Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!"
"Now my head will be lifted up above my enemies all around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing and make melody to the Lord."
"Clap your hands all peoples, shout to God with loud songs of joy!"
"Praise with a blast on the trumpet, praise by strumming soft strings; praise Him with castanets and dance, praise Him with guitars and flute; praise Him with cymbals and a big bass drum, praise him with fiddles and mandolin."
"Oh come let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker."
"And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God."
"When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour."
SINGING IN THE SPIRIT
"So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding."
I Corinthians 14:15
"He has put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God; many will see it and fear and trust in the Lord."
How We Worship
You may wonder why we worship with lights, smoke, and loud music. Some say that church shouldn’t be like a concert with smoke, sound, a band, and lighting because that’s just mirroring the world. I think that, right now, there’s something that looks and sounds a lot like a concert in the presence of God. When we worship we do not believe that we are copying the world, we believe the world is copying Heaven.
Revelation 4:3,5a "And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald…From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of thunder…"
Right now in the presence of Jesus, we see “jasper”, “carnelian”, “a rainbow”, “an emerald”, and “flashes of lightning” – that’s lighting and color.
In addition, there’s loud audio “rumblings” and “peals of thunder”.
Throughout Revelation, there are multiple musical instruments mentioned, there are at least 10 new songs sung, there is lighting, there is production. Worship is meant to awaken the passions and appeal to the totality of the whole person because we’re supposed to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength.