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Give Him Glory

John 4:4-24
(RA-1971, Program: 3217, Air date: 08.06.17)

  1. INTRODUCTION (John 4:24)
    1. The ultimate priority and highest good is to worship God in spirit and in truth.
    2. The greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.
      1. Mark 12:29-30
    3. Jesus had a divine appointment with the woman at the well.
      1. John 4:4-24
      2. The woman was bound by sin.
      3. The woman was blinded by Satan.
        1. Proverbs 20:17
      4. The woman was broken by sorrow.
        1. Mark 7:6
  2. WE MUST WORSHIP THE RIGHT PERSON (John 4:21-24)
    1. Idolatry is to worship the wrong god.
    2. There is but one God, the Father.
      1. 1 Corinthians 8:6
      2. Jesus called God “Father” more than seventy times in the Gospels
    3. We don’t have to understand all there is to know about God the Father in order to love Him and to worship Him.
  3. WE MUST WORSHIP IN THE RIGHT PLACE
    1. God does not dwell in temples made with hands.
      1. Acts 17:24
    2. As Christians, every place and every day is sacred.
    3. Once we’re saved, we become the sanctuary.
      1. 1 Corinthians 6:19
      2. We have a responsibility not to defile our bodies because, as children of God, our bodies become the temple of God.
    4. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we now have the privilege of worshipping God anytime and any place.
      1. Hebrews 10:19-20
      2. Matthew 27:51
    5. This does not mean that we can willfully forsake the assembling of ourselves together.
      1. Hebrews 10:25
    6. In the New Testament, to forsake the assembly was a mark that an individual wasn’t saved.
      1. 1 John 2:19
    7. Why do we come to corporate worship?
      1. To show that God is important to us.
      2. To show that people are important to us.
    8. The significance of corporate worship is not primarily that we come to worship, but that we bring our worship to church.
  4. WE MUST WORSHIP WITH THE RIGHT PROCEDURE
    1. We worship the Lord in spirit.
      1. We not only worship God with our hands, knees, eyes, and mouth, but it comes from within; we serve God with our spirit.
        1. Romans 1:9
        2. Psalm 103:1
    2. We also worship God in truth.
      1. Psalm 145:18
      2. Real worship is based upon the Word of God.
  5. WE MUST WORSHIP FOR THE RIGHT PURPOSE  (John 4:23)
    1. When we worship God with the right purpose, we’re not worshipping in order to get something out of it for ourselves; rather, we worship God in order to bless Him.
    2. Psalm 103:1
  6. CONCLUSION
    1. Do you know Jesus personally? If not, you can pray to Him today by asking Him to come into your life.
    2. Call upon Jesus today. Repent (turn) from your sins, and turn to Jesus. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and acknowledge Him as Lord of your life.
    3. Romans 10:9-10
    4. Romans 10:13

 

Posted by dave hare at 12:00 AM

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