by Terry J. Hallock

Come, Let Us Bow Down in Worship
[Why We Worship the God of the Bible Made Flesh in Jesus Christ and What Happens When We Don't]
Pastor T. J. Hallock
Psalm 95
August 17, 2003

"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribath, as did that day at Massah in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did. For forty years I was angry with that generation. I said, 'They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.' So I declared on oath in my anger, "They shall never enter my rest.'"

This morning's message is about why we worship the God of the Bible made flesh in Jesus Christ and what happens when we don't.

The dictionary tells us that the word "worship" means "great honor and respect; great love and admiration; adoration; to pay great honor and respect to; extremely precious; to hold very dear; to adore."

For our purpose this morning let me suggest that worship means to have an object outside of ourselves before whom we bow in humble obedience and allegiance and to whom we give ultimate praise and greatest glory because we are convinced that the object of our worship is the one and only source of life as it was meant to be. Whatever the object of our worship is we name "god".Some ascribe that name and thus their worship to the powers in this world, but not those I am speaking of in this message. Some give their ultimate and greatest glory to ...

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