Experiencing God Through Worship (1 of 4) by Jeff Lynn

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Experiencing God Through Worship (1 of 4)
Series: Experiencing God Through Worship
Jeff Lynn
Isaiah 6:1-8
Preached September 12, 2010


INTRODUCTION

Just how important is worship in the life of a Christ-follower?

Paramount.

It is so paramount that when Jesus was having a conversation with the Samaritan woman in John 4 about where and how to worship, he said this:

"But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
John 4:23

So God is looking for true worshipers to worship Him in spirit and in truth.

The tendency is for us to equate worship with music, or with what we do on Sunday mornings.

But if the only time you worship is on Sunday mornings, you really aren't experiencing God.

Worship is a lifestyle, and has little, if anything, to do with music.

If music is so important worship, then why is it that when the angels give glory to God or speak about the majesty, transcendence, and holiness of God, they never sing?

Is it possible that we confuse worship with entertainment?

I'm afraid many times we think we're worshipping if we get goose bumps when the music gets louder or more majestic.

But I can be just as deeply moved at a Michael Buble or Andrea Bocelli concert...

Does that mean I'm worshipping?

No. Worship is an attitude of the heart.
Worship simply means "to ascribe worth."
It's acknowledging the worth of God in everything we do.

So, in essence, equipping each other toward spiritual growth, engaging our community through serving and sharing, and extending the kingdom through global missions and church planting are all acts of worship because we are practicing those components because we believe God is worthy.

To be a disciple of Christ you have to first experience God.

One of the problems in the church of Jesus Christ at large is that we have people who go through al ...


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