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The Weapon of Worship (2 of 7)
Series: Instruments of God
We are in a sermon series called ''Instruments of God'' and our key verse is in Romans 6:13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
The word ''instruments'' in this text means instruments or weapons or tools. Last week we talked about being His instrument. In the same way that a musical instrument cannot produce any sound on its own, it must be played by its master, we too are God's instruments and He desires to make a beautiful sound and symphony of our lives. Before we came to Christ we were living for self and Satan was behind the whole arrangement that he desired to write of our lives, and it had a horrible ending. But when Christ came into our lives, we became an instrument to be used for the glory of God, and He is making a beautiful arrangement of our lives.
Today I want to talk to you not about being an instrument, but being a weapon in the hands of God to defeat the enemy. Let me talk to you today about the ''weapon of worship.'' When I talk about worship, I am not just talking about congregational worship on a Sunday morning in church. I am talking about individual worship and corporate worship. I am talking about an attitude of the heart, a practice of our lives, and a commitment in obeying His voice. So how is worship a weapon? Worship is not a sing-along. It is not the time of music in our services. Corporately, it is the most important part of our service. Why? Because it is during our time of praise, that God can prepare our hearts to receive the Word. Individually, it is most important because it is an attitude of the heart. Praise should be coming out of our mouths, yes, but our lives should be a praise unto Him.
Worship is an indication of relationship. What you give yourself to, you worship. So worship ...
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