As you prepare for congregational worship this Sunday, please keep this in mind. Let in form your perspective on worship!
“Those who come to worship in a local church are not simply a voluntary association of people. A church is neither a club nor an organization. It has an organizational aspect to it, but it is fundamentally much more than an organization. It is a called-out people. And the worship itself is not simply a get-together, a gathering where people can express themselves. It is not simply what we like. It is not like going to a concert. There is a purpose, a different purpose, for the church’s gathering. It is to give glory to God, to be renewed in his presence, to be instructed, to remember Christ’s death, and to remember again our place among the people of God. This purpose should shape everything that happens both in the service of worship and in the worshipers. “
Wells, David F. (2014-01-31). God in the Whirlwind: How the Holy-love of God Reorients Our World (Kindle Locations 3167-3173). Crossway. Kindle Edition.