The Worshipping Church
What is God seeking in this world?
Jesus said that He had come “to seek and to save that which was lost,” namely us in our lost state of sin (Luke 19:10). But God is also seeking something else: true worshippers.
Jesus gives us insight into this important aspect of the Christian life when He talked with the Samaritan woman at the well.
“‘Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth'” (John 4:20–24).