For those who approach worship from a liturgical and sacramental point of view, Christian worship is an action that recalls the events of the history of salvation. This recollection, which is based on biblical models of worship, is not simply an intellectual remembering; it becomes actual participation in the saving event through forms of worship empowered by the Holy Spirit and received in faith.
The worship of Christians is in response to God’s saving action in the living, dying, and rising again of Jesus Christ; it is patterned on the history of salvation, offered to the Father, through the Son, and in the Holy Spirit.
The worship of the Israelites is a response to God’s saving acts on their behalf, particularly the Lord’s action of deliverance in the Exodus event. Through such events God spoke, calling the people to faith and commitment.