Under the New Covenant, it makes no sense to say that worship now is about “entering into God’s presence” …

Or having someone lead us there.

In fact, there are no such concepts regarding church or worship anywhere in the New Testament.

Rather, those who are His own through the Cross have become His temple and His presence is (or should be) already in us …

Each and every one.

Which is why the New Testament simply says that when we gather together, we should sing to encourage one another.

That’s it. The New Testament gives no other reason to sing together when we gather together as His church.

To be clear, it never says anything about gathering to “enter into”, “invoke”, “seek” or be “ushered into” God’s presence.

Until we fully grapple with this distinction, we will never understand why being the church as the New Testament actually shows it …

Looks so much different than church as we’ve otherwise come to know it.