The Call to Worship
Passage: John 4:16–4:26, 2 Corinthians 4:6
“The host of the worship service is divine. We do not invite him to be present. He invites us to ‘come before him’ (Ps 100:2). God calls us from all other preoccupations to join the people he has redeemed in recognition, praise, and service of his omnipresent glory. Because the Call to worship is from God, we are reminded that he always initiates; we respond. This is a profound truth, not only for our salvation but also for our worship of the One who saves us.” – Bryan Chapell, Christ-Centered Worship, 160.