What's He Worth? Part 1 (11 of 13) by Jeff Lynn

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What's He Worth? Part 1 (11 of 13)
Enhancing our Discipline of Worship
Series: No Guts, No Glory
Jeff Lynn
Matthew 4:8-10
Preached March 22, 2009

This morning I am going to share with you the first part of a two-part message on the discipline of worship. I tried to fit it into one, but there is so much about worship I think we need to understand, it's going to take two weeks.
I'll cover the final discipline of serving on Palm Sunday.

To see how serious God takes this discipline of worship, let's look at Matthew 4:8-10.

I'll read verses 8 and 9, and then we'll read together the text that is underlined.

TEXT: Matthew 4:8-10 ESV

Are we not all tempted by the "kingdoms of this world and their glory?"


Sometimes at a wedding the groom will ask me what he needs to pay me in order to officiate the wedding ceremony.
Occasionally I'll ask, "What's she worth?"
I've gotten a variety of answers.
One young man asked me if he could work out an installment plan.

Bill Thorn, who is a Christian humorist who lives in San Angelo, once asked that same question of a young groom, who, upon hearing the question, looked at his bride to be and handed Dr. Thorn ten dollars.
When Dr. Thorn raised the veil of the bride to see for himself…. he gave the young man back five dollars…..

The question I want us to tackle this morning is, "What's God Worth?"
I think the world is looking at Christianity and asking, "What's your God worth?"

That's a great question isn't it? Just how much IS your God worth? Because that's how worship is defined.
The word, "worship" comes from a Saxon word meaning, "to ascribe worth."

Others have offered their definitions of worship. Here are some:

"Worship is honor and adoration directed to God."
John MacArthur

"Worship is the human response to the divine initiative."
Richard Foster

What IS your response to God's activity in your life?
What is God worth to you?


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