Taken with permission from Christ Church Presbyterian, Evans, GA.
Christ Community Church (PCA) does not promise you the most professional service in Simpsonville. We can’t promise you the best worship team, the best sermon, or the richest surroundings. But we can promise you before God that every element in our service has been carefully thought through and has a Biblical warrant for being there, and that the order in which the service progresses will follow Biblical logic – not human logic or imagination.
Even taking such care to be Biblical does not guarantee that our worship will be acceptable in God’s sight. The Psalmist wrote, “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite heart” (34:18). Later he writes, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart – these, O God, You will not despise” (51:17). In Isaiah the Lord says, “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”
These passages and many others serve as a warning that we can do everything just so but if our hearts are proud, if we lack a contrite and humble spirit, God will find all of our propriety and planning entirely unacceptable.
May the Lord grant to us all a humble heart and the attending blessing of worshipping Him in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24) both now, and in the world to come. Amen.