In another thread, Luke said this: My question is: Is there Biblical warrant for this? Is there biblical command to take one service each week and devote it to worship, to the exclusion of teaching, fellowship, evangelism...etc. Certainly Worship will be the primary focus of God's throne in heaven, but here on earth, in the NT Church, Does Paul or the other Epistles give us reason to think we are to focus one service on creating an "atmosphere" of awe, reverence, majesty? Or, should our services, while seeking always to bring/give glory & worship to God, be marked by (as Acts 2 says) teaching, prayer, fellowship, breaking of the bread? I suppose a follow-up question would be: Is it really accurate to say that the worship service is for God, not for us? Does God need something from us, or do we need something from him? Paul instructs us to sing songs "to one another" not necessarily just to God...that we may be admonished and taught.