Worship as Relationship

Worship takes place when people recognize who God is and offer public acknowledgement and freely approach God, personally offering face-to face gratitude and day-to-day allegiance. Worship is genuine relational interaction with God.

—Steve Hawthorne, “The Story of His Glory,” 3

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Drawing Near

Worship fulfills God’s love. He loves people so vastly that He wills to exalt them to something better than greatness; He wants to bring them into an honored nearness to Him.

—Stephen C. Hawthorne, “The Story of God’s Glory,” 37