In a recent Instagram post, we made some quick observations about what true worship is and what it’s not. It’s really short, plus it provides some insight into our own approach to worship at Firm Foundation, so we decided to go ahead and share it here:

Jesus said that true worshippers of God are those who worship “in spirit and in truth” (Jn. 4.24). In other words, true worship isn’t a feeling or an experience, but a sincere, from-the-heart response of adoration and reverence to the truths of who God is and what he has done. When it comes to worship at Firm Foundation, we’re not seeking an experience, styles, outward forms, or artificial preferences for ‘new vs. old’. Instead, we want to be those who are moved to respond rightly to the person and work of our great God.

elders FFBC Prescott Valley Assoc. Pastor Tony de la Riva
About the Author

Tony de la Riva has been the associate pastor at Firm Foundation Bible Church since March of 2020. As a bi-vocational pastor, he is also a brand designer and web developer at his own studio, de la Riva Brands. Tony has a BA in biblical and pastoral studies and has begun working on an MDiv at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He is originally from Fresno County in Central CA, and he and his wife Beki have been married since 2007 and have four children, Chloe, Daisy, Manasseh, and Israel.