What's He Worth? Part 2 (12 of 13) by Jeff Lynn

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What's He Worth? Part 2 (12 of 13)
Enhancing our Discipline of Worship
Series: No Guts, No Glory
Jeff Lynn
John 4:19-23
Preached March 29, 2009


INTRODUCTION

This is the second, and final, message of a two-part message on the discipline of worship.

Next week I'll wrap up this whole 13-week series as I share on the discipline of serving. I believe it will bring all these disciplines together.

Again, I invite you to email with some decisions or commitments you've made throughout this series, and tell me some good stories of what God is doing in your life.

To review, the word "worship" comes from a Saxon word that means "to ascribe worth."

We're all ascribing worth to some thing or some person.
And to whatever we ascribe worth affects everything we do.
The question is, "Is it worth it?" You know; that thing to which you're ascribing worth.

Turn to John 4:19. Before we read these verses, let me give you the context.
Jesus is passing through Samaria on the way to Galilee and engages in a conversation with a Samaritan woman after Jesus asks her for some water. Without going into all the cultural implications, Jews and Samaritans didn't mix.
They even had mixed ideas about the temple in Jerusalem and where to exactly worship God.

READ TEXT: JOHN 4:19-23 ESV

How important is worship to God? He is "seeking" for worshipers.

PRAY
Last week we looked a couple of ways to enhance our discipline of worship. I would encourage you to get the CD from last week.

Again, I'm assuming that we all realize the necessity of worship. So my question pertains to how we can ENHANCE our discipline of worship.
DIMINISH THE PREOCCUPATION WITH SELF

I'm afraid that even contemporary Christianity is tempted to have a fascination with "self."

Check out this funny video clip.

VIDEO: "It's All About Me"

Now this is a little exaggerated, but, seriously, there is a tendency to be preoccupied with our selves.

The questions ...


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