CCC is a community of believers in Christ, transformed by God-centered worship and broken by the vision of His holiness, justice, and mercy: To live out the implications of that vision and welcome and befriend many of every ethnicity and social position, who would long to be a part of the great worshiping family of God, around the world and in Heaven.
Implications of this kind of vision from Revelation 4 and 5 include:
1) Worshipers give it all up, as well as give their all to God. All crowns are cast down before Him. Nothing or no one is left out- not even ourselves in which to trust. We are here to manage His things, to be His stewards ; we are not owners, because it is all His!
2) We give our ALL as well as all. That means we give up our possible worth to God. All the words of praise are to God. We are liberated from the bondage of wanting the praise of people and the love of our reputations. It’s all His, and it’s all about Him.
3) When God “recalls” something or someone or some event in our lives, He exercises His prerogatives of ownership over all things. That is what is acknowledged in worship, in heartfelt surrender.
4) And for the response of the believer? If the why not’s replace the why’s in our surrender to a sovereign God worthy of all our worship, then submission replaces rebellion, whether painful or devastating. Any recall of God will instill a thankful heart. Complaining will be replaced by contentment, thankfulness, and joy. True worship is the overflow of God’s grace coming to us through the truth of the Gospel. It’s the difference between a crowd, and the body of Christ engaged in its worship of their Head.