When we come to worship, we’re coming to the starting point of everything that begets substance and fruitfulness in our lives. There are many words used today to describe worship—celebration, exaltation, praise, magnifying the Lord, and glorifying the Lord. But at the heart of worship is meeting God, and while praising Him is worthy, He wants us to come into His presence. It’s in that encounter that we experience watershed worship.
The fire of Pentecost was the ignition switch of global evangelism. What the Lord did on the birthday of the Church is just as essential in the Church today. Something was breaking in on humanity, occurring in people who were receiving both the Word of the Lord and the experience intended to ignite them for the mission the Church was being called to.