We are created to worship the living God. We are made to give our whole lives back to Him who sent His Son to die in our place. And while we offer all that we are, the most visible and deliberate act of worship is what we gather to do on Sunday mornings. We sing praises, pour out our hearts in confession, and come before Him humbly asking for those things that are on our hearts. We hear God’s word read and preached. And we sacrificially give back to God some of what He has entrusted to us.
“To worship is
to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God,
to feed the mind with the truth of God,
to purge the imagination by the beauty of God,
to open the heart to the love of God,
to devote the will to the purpose of God.”
~William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury (1942-1944)