Not too long ago I heard someone say, "The Main Thing is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing!"
Of course the question is, "What is the Main thing"?
Yes, Evangelism is important - but why do we want to get people saved? Just so they can have a better life? No, so they can be brought into right relationship with God, so they can fulfil their eternal destiny, to worship God.
Yes, Education is important - but what are we going to teach? We need to teach people the revealed truth about God so that when they worship Him, they know who they are worshipping, and they are given right reasons to worship Him.
Yes, Fellowship and Caring are important - but what is it that binds us together and provides the necessary love to cause us to lay down our lives for our brethren? It is our common and collective experience of coming into the presence of God in worship.
The Bible says that, "The hour has come and now is when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship him." (John 4:23). If we will internalize the how important our worship is to God, we would honestly be more careful and intentional in the way we live.
Even David told himself that he would bless the Lord. Psalm 34:1 says, "I will bless the Lord at all times, his praises shall continually be in my mouth." In Psalm 42 David begins with a longing for the Lord because he felt alone. However as the psalm continues, he remembers what once was, he asks himself why he's so discouraged and then chooses to praise the name of the Lord. It didn't matter what was happening, or who was with him or against him. He could care less. Psalm 42: 11 says, "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God." He remembered how God had delivered Him in the past and knew that God never changes. He willed to worship God.
Now we know that David did not live a perfect life and I am glad to know that even in his insufficiencies he was the man after God's own heart. But one thing I am sure of, he learned what God wanted from his life. He told us through scripture how we need to live a life of worship to God.
None of us are exempt from living a life of worship. Too many people think that worship is just for the time we spend in church. They call it a worship service. But in reality, we only begin to worship on that Sunday morning or Saturday nights for some.
Without a doubt, for the church of Jesus Christ, the "Main Thing" is "Worship".