by Jerry Branch

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He Is Worthy (2 of 2)
Jerry Branch
2 Chronicles 29:10-11
January 24, 1999

We looked at 2 Chronicles 29:1-11 last week, and we found that worship involves both our Attitude toward God, and our Actions of worship. Scripture showed us that if we are going to worship, then we must FIRST open up the doors of our heart, and get the trash thrown out! It's only once we're free of the rubbish, then and only then, can we get down to actual worship. When I think of worship, as I'm sure you do also, I am quickly reminded of the descriptions of the temple and the Old Testament priests.

But, where does that fit in with the Christian today? To start with, we're PRIESTS ourselves, aren't we? If we know Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, then we are a part of the chosen PRIESTHOOD. We have been chosen by the Lord, we are set apart for God, or we are sanctified, using the church word. And as a priesthood of Believers, we individually have direct Access to God, but we also have RESPONSIBILITIES to Him, both individually and as a Priesthood.

One of these priestly responsibilities is found in verses 10-11.

I want us to read verses 10-11 together: "Now it is in my heart to make a covenant with the Lord God of Israel, that His fierce wrath may turn away from us. 11"My sons, do not be negligent now, for the Lord has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, and that you should minister to Him and burn incense."

Do you see that? "The Lord has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, and that you should minister to Him. . ." Just like the Old Testament priests, you and I, as born-again believers, we too, been chosen to stand before God, to serve Him, to minister to Him, in other words, That's WORSHIP, folks, that's worship!

You see, friends, Genuine Worship of God, is not us just taking our bulletins, and following an order of service. Genuine Worship is not just singing a song or two because they're listed in the bulletin, and then as we're singing, won ...

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