John Frame: Redemption is the means; worship is the goal. In one sense, worship is the whole point of everything. It is the purpose of history, the goal of the whole Christian story. Worship is not one segment of the Christian life among others. Worship is the entire Christian life, seen as a priestly offering to God. And when we meet together as a church, our time of worship is not merely a preliminary to something else; rather, it is the whole point of our existence as the body of Christ.

John Piper: Worship is what we were created for. This is the final end of all existence- the worship of God. God created the universe so that it would display the worth of His glory. And He created us so that we would see this glory and reflect it by knowing and loving it-with all our heart and soul and mind and strength. The church needs to build a common vision of what worship is and what she is gathering to do on Sunday morning and scattering to do on Monday morning.

  1. God demands our worship.
  2. God fulfills our joy though corporate worship.
  3. God edifies the believers through corporate worship.
  1. The Word of Christ is the center of our corporate experience.
  2. Teaching and admonishing each other are two ways we demonstrate Gospel centered worship.
  3. Singing is a means of teaching and admonishing.