Hebrews 10:19 NIV reminds us that ‘we have confidence to enter Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus’.
We are welcomed into the very presence of God, not because of anything we have done or could do, but because of the finished, eternal work of Jesus on the cross. He bought for us free access into the Most Holy Place, a place previously reserved for a once a year visit by the High Priest.
We want to be a church who understand the value of the access that Jesus bought for us, and respond by living a life of intimacy with the Lord.
In John 4, Jesus encounters a woman at the well and says that a time is coming when people will worship in spirit and in truth, and that these are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks.
As we respond to who God is, to the finished work of Jesus and are filled with the Holy Spirit, we see that our Father is seeking us.
The Westminster Confession says, 'The chief end of man is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever.' Worship is our primary purpose; we will spend all of eternity glorifying God and enjoying His presence forever.