A service of public worship is to praise and thank God who created and sustains us, and to be guided by the Holy Spirit to learn more of the purposes for and through our lives of our Sovereign Lord. We worship God because He is worthy.
How is it that sinful men and women can enter into the holy presence of a righteous God who is “of purer eyes than to behold iniquity”? This is only possible because God has sent his only Son, who lived on earth as Jesus of Nazareth, to accept on himself our just punishment by his own sacrificial death on the Cross of Calvary. We therefore thank God for the life and death of Jesus Christ and it is in his name that we gather for worship.
In seeking God’s presence we follow the scriptural precedent to come in humility and reverence, yet with confidence that we come in accordance with the will of our loving Heavenly Father.