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Worship that Doesn't Make Sense (5 of 10)
Series: Worship at Its Best
Steve N. Wagers
July 20, 2008
1. The Examination of a Great Life!
A) A Blameless Life
B) A Blessed Life
2. The Exasperation of a Great Loss!
A) The Sovereign Recommendation
B) The Satanic Accusation
1) Occupational Calamity
2) Emotional Tragedy
3) Physical Misery
4) Spiritual Agony
3. The Exaltation of a Great Lord!
A) How He Responds to God
B) What He Recalls about God
I once read a story of a little boy who stayed home from church on Palm Sunday. Johnny had a sore throat, a high fever, and his parents thought it best that a babysitter come over and watch him while they attended church.
When the family finally returned home, they were carrying several palm branches. Little Johnny asked what the palm branches were for, and his little sister said, "People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by." Johnny angrily replied, "Wouldn't you know it! The one Sunday I don't go to church, Jesus shows up!"
We have already established, through this series on Worship, that God desires to show up at church every time we assemble together. In fact, God's presence should not be the exception; but, it should be the rule. The presence of God ought to be a normal occurrence at church.
But, we have also established that true worship doesn't begin, or end at a church service. In other words, those who can claim to be true worshippers are not those who just show up on Sunday morning; but, those who walk with God and worship God every day of their lives.
I have often said that "worship should be as natural to a Christian as swimming is to a fish." Again, it should not be the exception, it should be the rule. Daniel Baumann said it well, "Worship is not a doorway, but a stairway. It is a stairway on which there is movement in two directions: God comes to man, and man goes to God."
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