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What Style of Worship is in Heaven?

Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne, and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: “You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” Revelation 4:9-11 NIV

About 10 years ago now, my family spent a weekend visiting churches with a group of people from our home church. The church was preparing a long-range plan and one part of that report was to review the style of worship. At the time, the church had a very traditional style of worship and was asking if it should incorporate more contemporary or a blended music.

A few days after out trip, I was sitting with my youngest son having lunch. He was about 10 years old at the time, but very perceptive.  Reflecting on our recent trip, he asked a good question and it was one that helped shape my thoughts at the time. He asked, “Daddy, what kind of worship will there be in Heaven? Will there be one contemporary worship service and one traditional?”

I was stunned.  I had never thought about it. What style of worship does Heaven have? Will we sing praise choruses, or will we use hymnals? Will there be organ music or piano? Will there be a praise team or a choir? And…most importantly…the bigger question…do angels sing?

As I read God’s Word, I can’t really say what style of worship we will have in Heaven. What I can discern, however, is that we will certainly worship! We often come to “worship service” with the junk of life on our minds. When we get to Heaven, there will be no more junk. We will no longer experience times when our hearts are not really into worship. I get the idea that when the created worships the Creator, God will care less about the style of music we sing and more about the devotion of the hearts singing!

We will fall at the feet of Jesus and Worship God! It will be unlike anything we have ever experienced! I don’t know if we will call it contemporary or traditional, but for sure, we will call it worship!

Just curious, what style of worship, worship song, hymn or artist leads you best in worship?  Do you have any opinions/ideas/thoughts about the worship in Heaven?

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Ron Edmondson is a pastor and church leader passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive, and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. Ron has over 20 years business experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner, and he's been helping churches grow vocationally for over 10 years.