An important part of fellowship is worshipping the Lord together. Jesus said, ‘But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.’ Joh 4:23-24.
Worship is giving genuine worth to another. It is a fellowship of giving and receiving. We are giving worth to God and to each other.
As we gather together by faith, and are led by the Holy Spirit, He leads the worship so that it is real and not based on what suits us. Tradition and innovation war against true worship because they are based on what we get out of experience.
Part of our worship is singing in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit grants to every individual a unique melody that is in perfect harmony with all the other voices. The words will be in tongues or in our native language. Often, the Holy Spirit will move several people to bring specific spontaneous songs in English that will be praise, thanksgiving, edification, exhortation or consolation.
Most of the known songs we sing together have been written based on the word that the Lord is revealing among us. These are what the Scriptures call psalms and hymns. The apostle Paul taught, ‘Do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.’ Eph 5:18-21.
During our time of worship, we wait on the Holy Spirit for the spiritual gifts that He gives to the members of the body of Christ to minister to one another for edification, exhortation and comfort. 1Co 12. 1Co 14:3. They address our present situations and equip us with grace for our life as Christians in the week to come.