The Pattern For The New Testament Church
In Acts 15:16, we see the apostolic council meeting in Jerusalem, led by the Holy Spirit and administrated by the apostles and elders of the time. James concludes the decision of the council, quoting the prophecy of Amos (Amos 9:11), which spoke of the Restoration of the Tabernacle of David (Worshiping the Lord in Spirit and in Truth and walking in accordance with God’s principles). James shows that this pattern would be the pattern for the Church (made up of both Jew and Gentile) to follow. The result of the restoration of this Davidic Pattern, which came from Heaven, will be the nations (The Gentiles) coming to seek the Lord and worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
After this, I will return.
And will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down;
I will rebuild its ruins,
And I will set it up;
So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord,
Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name,
Says the Lord who does all these things.’ ~Acts 15:16
Praise and Worship
One of the main parts of the vision of Lehigh Valley Worship Center (LVWC) is praise and worship. Specifically, prophetic praise and worship patterned after the Tabernacle of David. In Acts 15, James encourages the New Testament Church to look at the Tabernacle of David as an example of the type of worshipers God desires. Here at LVWC, we seek to worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth and want to encounter His Glorious Presence every time we come together as a church family. Through music, song, and the arts, our goal is for everyone to experience God’s Presence and have a life-changing encounter with Him!
We are Changed and Transformed By His Word and in His Presence.
Transformation occurs as we spend time in the Lord’s Presence and as we hear and apply His Word. Destinies are realized, hearts are changed, and people are set free from sin and addiction. Our desire is for everyone to be changed and transformed from glory to glory to be more and more like the Lord Jesus Christ!
In the Bible, we look to the example of King David, the worshipping warrior, to understand the true heart of worship. God refers to David as a man after His own heart. David worshipped God with all his might and learned to linger in His Presence, no matter what he was going through. This time spent with God gave him the strength to overcome, the confidence to press forward, and the tenacity to pursue until he received all God promised him.
Using David’s example, we are taught how we should live our lives: overcoming in this world, strengthened by the Presence of God.
We invite you to come and worship with us.