We Tell Others Because Worship Includes Obedience (7 of 7) by Jerry Branch

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We Tell Others Because Worship Includes Obedience (7 of 7)
Gerald Branch
Matthew 28:17-20
07-31-05

Keywords: obedience; worship; testify; witness; sharing faith; Jesus; commands

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in a the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matt 28:17-20
As we wrap up the series on worship today,
I want us to see that worship is a lot more than
just going to church on a Sunday every once and then;
worship is a lot more than just giving some money here and there; worship is a lot more than just singing your favorite hymns
and choruses or listening to a vocalist sing a special;
worship must be and IS, a lifestyle of demonstrating our love for Jesus Christ Who gave His All for us.




In fact, worship is closely tied to a passage that most of us are familiar with...John 14:15 and v. 21...
In this passage, Jesus Himself said,
15 "If you love me, you will obey what I command.
And v. 21: 21 Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me.

So, as we allow God's Word here in Matthew 28 to speak to us,
please keep in mind these two passages, from John 14,
along with that of Acts 1:8, in which Jesus says to us,
"8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Maybe you're asking this question by now...and that's alright...because it is something we all need to struggle with...
Maybe you're asking, "But if salvation is so free, and we are covered ...


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