Worship involves action and response.
- God’s Action: God graciously invites us into his presence. (Isaiah 55; Matthew 11.28)
- Our Response: We come reverently, aware of God’s holiness and significance; and we express humility by confessing our sins. (see Isaiah 6)
- God’s Action: God speaks the gospel of forgiveness and reconciliation to us.
- Our Response: We celebrate our redemption with joy and gratitude.
In true, biblical worship, God always initiates, and we respond to Him.