“Worship demands purity. Over and over we have seen that the prerequisite to the privilege of entering God’s presence is the recognition of personal sinfulness and a willingness to abandon that sinfulness. A consuming desire to be pure and clean is the normal result of being with God. The closer we draw to God, the more overwhelmed we become with our sinfulness…
If the corporate worship in the church leaves people unchanged, the church is not really worshiping. If what goes on in the church service does not spur the saints to greater obedience, call it what you will, it isn’t worship. Worship always results in a transformation, and the church is edified by it.”
– John MacArthur, Jr.
Do you agree or disagree? How is participation in corporate worship transforming you? How is your church body being enlightened and uplifted (both together and individually) by the worship that you do corporately?