Dig down to bedrock. For what fundamental purpose were humans made? To what purpose does salvation restore us? The biblical answer is worship.

Worship means a lot more than participating in a church service. The Hebrew and Greek vocabulary is not about singing or emotion. The key words for worship have the basic meanings “to bow down” and “to serve.” True worship means recognizing that God alone is master and celebrating because he is a perfect master. Jesus restores us to that joyful and uplifting humility through salvation.

God’s planned the local church to be the center of the life of worship. Church services are vital, but they are a small slice of worship. The church worships by living all of life in light of the glory of Christ. Worship will be the eternal occupation of the church, so it must be our fundamental purpose in this life.

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