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Leanne Johnston

Women’s Community Discipleship Group

Women’s Bible Study is a weekly meeting where the women of the community gather together to stand and build relationship with one another, to passionately pursue the heart of The Father and to dive deeper into the word of God. See the latest information below for time, location, and study topics. Then come join us – visitors are always welcome!

Each week, we tackle a different topic by diving into scripture and using various Christian resources to help us grow in our walk with God. By studying scripture, reading devotionals, and spending time in prayer and discussion, we support and encourage one another, and deepen our knowledge and understanding of His word, how to apply it to our lives and how to bless others with it.

Some of our past topics:

  • Being anxious
  • Bitterness
  • Discouragement
  • How to become a good listener
  • Grumbling and Complaining
  • How to forgive and let go
  • Live like Sons and Daughters of the King
  • Pray for those who hate you
  • Slander
  • Self pity and pride
  • Where real courage comes from
  • Be quiet and listening to God’s voice
We meet every Tuesday at 9am at Casa Crosston in Potrero (map link). You can contact Leanne at 1-778-846-7623 for more information. All women are welcomed to join.

Men’s Bible Group

BCC has an active bible study group for men. See the latest information below for time, location, and study topics. Then come join us – visitors are always welcome!
We are meeting at the church on Fridays. 7:45 Breakfast (3,500c). 8 a.m. study.

BCC Music

  • Our #1 goal in worship is to praise our God. We sing and share about His love, grace and power. We exalt Jesus Christ, as His is the only name given, by which man must be saved.
  • In response, our attitude should be one of worship that allows the Holy Spirit to lead us to repentance, renewal and commitment to live as disciples in this broken world.
  • We have a variety of God gifted musicians who contribute to our worship each Sunday. They have made commitments to pray, prepare and seek to serve our God through this ministry.
  • We ensure music is Biblical and our audience is only God.
  • We invite you to come with open and prayerful hearts and join along as we worship Him.
You can watch us live on Facebook each Sunday (click here) at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time. Spanish Saturday 6 p.m.
Nuestro objetivo #1 en la adoración es alabar a nuestro Dios.
Cantamos y compartimos acerca de Su amor, gracia y poder.
Exaltamos a Jesucristo, ya que Su es el único nombre dado, por el cual el hombre debe ser salvo.
En respuesta, nuestra actitud debe ser de adoración que permita que el Espíritu Santo nos guíe al arrepentimiento, la renovación y el compromiso de vivir como discípulos en este mundo quebrantado.
Tenemos una variedad de músicos dotados de Dios que contribuyen a nuestra adoración cada domingo. Se han comprometido a orar, prepararse y buscar servir a nuestro Dios a través de este ministerio.
Nos aseguramos de que la música sea bíblica y que nuestra audiencia sea solo Dios.
Te invitamos a venir con corazones abiertos y en oración y unirte mientras lo adoramos.

What is Worship?

NOTE: Worship is not just an hour on Sunday at church.
A theology of worship is a doctrine concerning the worship of God; a biblical theology of worship bases its teaching on what the Bible alone says. Just as a biblical soteriology is based on the Bible’s overall teaching concerning salvation, a biblical theology of worship is based on the Bible’s overall teaching concerning the worship and adoration of God.
1. How do we distinguish between Biblical and unbiblical worship?

Having a biblical theology of worship is important. Not everything that is called “worship” is actually worship, a lesson learned in the very beginning: both Cain and Abel brought sacrifices to the Lord, but “the Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor” (Genesis 4:4–5).

2. What was Cain’s problem and how can we be guilty of the same?

He lacked a proper theology of worship. Cain brought an unacceptable sacrifice to the Lord and demanded that the Lord be pleased.

The church that does not operate under the biblical theology of worship is in danger of failing to give God glory and failing to offer worship that is pleasing to Him. Worship is as misunderstood a doctrine as any other within the church. Contrary to popular belief, worship does not begin and end with the singing portion of our church services. Worship is also not limited to bowing in reverence before God. To begin with, worship is determined by God Himself, not by our sincerity, pious feelings, or musical skill.

3. What do we base our worship “experiences” from?

Hebrews 12:28 says we must “serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (NKJV). The Greek word translated “serve” here is a form of a Greek word for worship and is used 21 times in the New Testament in the contexts of service and worship. Another form of the word worship is the Greek word therapeuo—from which we get the English word therapy—and this is most often translated “heal” in reference to the healing of others. In the New Testament, this word is seen in many passages involving Jesus’ healings.

Other Greek words translated “worship” are proskuneó, meaning “paying homage” (1 Corinthians 14:25); sebázomai, meaning “to render religious honor” (Romans 1:25); and sébomai, meaning “to revere or adore” (Acts 16:14). We see a form of the word sébomai used by Jesus in reference to vain, hypocritical worship of God (Matthew 15:9), implying that sometimes what we call “worship of God” is something else entirely.

4. So how would you define worship?

A biblical theology of worship is concerned with the true worship of God. True biblical worship must be reverent (Hebrews 12:28). We must understand who is being worshiped. God is holy, just, perfect, powerful, loving, etc. We are sinners saved by grace coming before a holy God on the basis of our Redeemer. There is no room for pride in adoration (see Luke 18:9–14). Also, worship must be “in truth,” that is, our worship must be properly informed (John 4:24). Unless we have accurate knowledge of the God we worship, there is no worshiping in truth. Those who wish to worship biblically must worship God as He is revealed in Scripture. Unbiblical views of God must be rejected.

5. What are attitudes/actions to avoid?

A biblical theology of worship recognizes that worship involves more than externals. God sees the heart: “These people come . . . honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught” (Isaiah 29:13). Worship is not about ritual or artistry, although ritual and art can be valid expressions of worship. Worship is not about expressing ourselves, although David’s “dancing before the LORD with all his might” was an act of true worship (2 Samuel 6:14). Worship is not about music, although music is often used by worshipers. True worship is about God. We reverence and honor and adore Him, not simply because of what He does for us but for who He is.

A biblical theology of worship will result in worship that produces a change of heart. The worshiper will have an ever-greater desire to love and obey the Lord. Worship and service go hand in hand; worship of God should propel us into greater obedience. Jesus said those who love Him will keep His commandments (John 14:15). If we say we love and worship Him, but do not obey Him, our worship is worthless.

6. Is the last sentence true? Why/why not?

A biblical theology of worship leads to the conviction that worship is a lifestyle, not a moment in time (see 1 Corinthians 10:31). Our lives are to be dedicated to the worship and service of God. Worship is to be more than a temporary, experience-oriented activity on Sunday, after which we revert to a “normal” life the rest of the week. True worship is constant, inner praise to the God of Scripture, expressed in prayer, in song, in service, in giving, and in living.

7. What are some challenges to the concept of worship as a lifestyle? How can we overcome them?

¿Qué es Adoración?

Una teología de la adoración es una doctrina concerniente a la adoración de Dios; una teología bíblica de la adoración basa su enseñanza únicamente en lo que dice la Biblia. Así como una soteriología bíblica se basa en la enseñanza general de la Biblia con respecto a la salvación, una teología bíblica de la adoración se basa en la enseñanza general de la Biblia con respecto al culto y la adoración de Dios.

¿Cómo distinguimos entre adoración bíblica y no bíblica?

Tener una teología bíblica de la adoración es importante. No todo lo que se llama “adoración” es en realidad adoración, una lección aprendida desde el principio: tanto Caín como Abel traían sacrificios al Señor, pero “Jehová miró con agrado a Abel y su ofrenda, pero a Caín y su ofrenda no miró con agrado” (Génesis 4:4–5).

¿Cuál fue el problema de Caín y cómo podemos ser culpables del mismo?

Carecía de una teología adecuada de la adoración. Caín trajo un sacrificio inaceptable al Señor y exigió que el Señor estuviera complacido.

La iglesia que no opera bajo la teología bíblica de la adoración está en peligro de no darle gloria a Dios y de no ofrecer una adoración que le agrade. La adoración es una doctrina tan mal entendida como cualquier otra dentro de la iglesia. Contrariamente a la creencia popular, la adoración no comienza ni termina con la porción de canto de los servicios de nuestra iglesia. La adoración tampoco se limita a inclinarse en reverencia ante Dios. Para empezar, la adoración está determinada por Dios mismo, no por nuestra sinceridad, sentimientos piadosos o habilidad musical.

¿En qué basamos nuestras “experiencias” de adoración?

Hebreos 12:28 dice que debemos “servir a Dios aceptablemente con reverencia y temor de Dios” (NKJV). La palabra griega traducida como “servir” aquí es una forma de una palabra griega para adoración y se usa 21 veces en el Nuevo Testamento en los contextos de servicio y adoración. Otra forma de la palabra adoración es la palabra griega therapeuo, de la cual obtenemos la palabra en inglés terapia, y con mayor frecuencia se traduce como “sanar” en referencia a la curación de otros. En el Nuevo Testamento, esta palabra se ve en muchos pasajes relacionados con las curaciones de Jesús.

Otras palabras griegas traducidas como “adoración” son proskuneó, que significa “rendir homenaje” (1 Corintios 14:25); sebázomai, que significa “rendir honor religioso” (Romanos 1:25); y sébomai, que significa “reverenciar o adorar” (Hechos 16:14). Vemos una forma de la palabra sébomai usada por Jesús en referencia a la adoración vana e hipócrita de Dios (Mateo 15:9), lo que implica que a veces lo que llamamos “adoración de Dios” es algo completamente diferente.

Entonces, ¿cómo definiría la adoración?

Una teología bíblica de la adoración se ocupa de la verdadera adoración a Dios. La verdadera adoración bíblica debe ser reverente (Hebreos 12:28). Debemos entender quién está siendo adorado. Dios es santo, justo, perfecto, poderoso, amoroso, etc. Somos pecadores salvados por la gracia que nos presentamos ante un Dios santo sobre la base de nuestro Redentor. No hay lugar para el orgullo en la adoración (ver Lucas 18:9–14). Además, la adoración debe ser “en verdad”, es decir, nuestra adoración debe estar debidamente informada (Juan 4:24). A menos que tengamos un conocimiento exacto del Dios que adoramos, no hay adoración en la verdad. Aquellos que deseen adorar bíblicamente deben adorar a Dios tal como se revela en las Escrituras. Los puntos de vista no bíblicos de Dios deben ser rechazados.

¿Cuáles son las actitudes/acciones a evitar?

Una teología bíblica de la adoración reconoce que la adoración involucra más que elementos externos. Dios ve el corazón: “Esta gente viene . . . con sus labios me honran, pero su corazón está lejos de mí. Su adoración hacia mí se basa en reglas meramente humanas que les han enseñado” (Isaías 29:13). La adoración no tiene que ver con el ritual o el arte, aunque el ritual y el arte pueden ser expresiones válidas de adoración. La adoración no se trata de expresarnos, aunque el “bailar delante de Jehová con todas sus fuerzas” de David fue un acto de verdadera adoración (2 Samuel 6:14). La adoración no se trata de música, aunque los adoradores a menudo usan la música. La verdadera adoración se trata de Dios. Lo reverenciamos, lo honramos y lo adoramos, no simplemente por lo que hace por nosotros, sino por lo que es.

Una teología bíblica de la adoración resultará en una adoración que produzca un cambio de corazón. El adorador tendrá un deseo cada vez mayor de amar y obedecer al Señor. La adoración y el servicio van de la mano; la adoración a Dios debe impulsarnos a una mayor obediencia. Jesús dijo que los que le aman guardarán sus mandamientos (Juan 14:15). Si decimos que lo amamos y lo adoramos, pero no lo obedecemos, nuestra adoración es inútil.

¿Es verdadera la última oración? ¿Por qué por qué no?

Una teología bíblica de la adoración conduce a la convicción de que la adoración es un estilo de vida, no un momento en el tiempo (ver 1 Corintios 10:31). Nuestras vidas deben estar dedicadas a la adoración y al servicio de Dios. La adoración debe ser más que una actividad temporal, orientada a la experiencia el domingo, después de lo cual volvemos a una vida “normal” el resto de la semana. La verdadera adoración es una constante alabanza interior al Dios de las Escrituras, expresada en oración, en cánticos, en servicio, en dar y en vivir.

¿Cuáles son algunos desafíos para el concepto?

John 4:24 God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

Exodus 34:14 For you must not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

Psalm 89:15 How blessed are the people who worship you! O Lord, they experience your favor.

Psalm 95:6 Come, let us bow down and worship. Let us kneel before the Lord, our Creator.

Psalm 100:2 Worship the Lord with joy. Enter his presence with joyful singing.

Matthew 8: ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart[a] is far from me, 9 and they worship me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.

Romans 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

2 Tim 3:15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

John 16:8 And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

Galatians 5:22-23 Paul lists nine specific behaviors – love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control – that result from the work of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life.

Credit: Theology of Worship