Donald Whitney, author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Spiritual Disciplines within the Church, and Family Worship, explains that worship begins with an understanding of the gospel.
The gospel not only prepares us to worship, it guides and sustains our worship. In biblical worship, we proclaim the gospel in word and sacrament. In the worship of God we read, preach, and sing His gospel. The same gospel message that kindled the initial fire of worship in the believer’s heart rekindles worship as we proclaim and remember the gospel.