Lutheran worship puts the focus squarely on Jesus Christ, who is present for us and with us through his Word and Sacraments. Lutheran worship is, therefore, Christ-centered, not man-centered. When we gather for worship, we are not contemplating some far-off Christ or meditating on abstract concepts. Neither are we in church to be amused or entertained. Christ is living and active among us, right where He has promised to be - in His Word and Sacraments.
Our Lord speaks and we listen. His Word grants what is says. Faith that is born from what is heard acknowledges the gifts received with eager thankfulness and praise. Saying back to Him what He said to us, we repeat what is most true and sure. The rhythm of our worship is from Him to us, and then from us back to Him. We build one another up as we speak to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.