“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe.”—Hebrews 12:28
God alone is worthy of worship, and man’s chief aim in life and death is to glorify and enjoy Him (I Cor. 10:31; I Peter 4:11). Though all of life is to be a spiritual service of worship to God (Rom. 12:1-2), God is specially present in the gathering of the saints corporately for worship on the Lord’s Day (Ps. 29:1-2; Heb. 10:25).
As a church, we are committed to the ordinary means of grace—word, sacrament, and prayer—as the primary channels through which God communes with and sanctifies His people (Acts 2:42). Each week as we gather together for worship, we come in holy reverence of God and spiritual dependence on the Spirit to receive the benefits of Christ’s accomplishment for us in the cross and resurrection. Our goal in worship, then, is to treasure the person and work of Lord Jesus Christ, and to experience afresh the joyous union we share together in Him as we worship in Spirit and truth (John 4:23).