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When We All Get to Heaven (10 of 10)
Series: Worship at Its Best
Steve N. Wagers
August 24, 2008
1. Reverence is Required!
A) Preeminently Powerful
B) Perfectly Truthful
C) Perpetually Faithful
2. Redemption is Remembered!
A) The Work of the Cross
B) The Wonder of the Crowd
3. Rejoicing is Revealed!
C. S. Lewis said, "The Christians worshipped best in the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next world."
Our focus for the past 10 weeks has been worship. However, we have approached the subject from man's perspective, but from God's perspective. You see, worship is God's idea.
The worship of God is a theme that dominates the entire Bible. In Genesis, man fell because he failed to worship God; and, in Revelation, one day, all of history will culminate in the worship of God as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Thus, from the Garden of Eden to the New Jerusalem, God's desire is for the creature to worship the Creator.
The Bible teaches us an amazing truth in regards to worship. God, who does not need anything, or anyone, desires the adoration and worship of His created children. God did not create us because He was lonely; rather, He created us so that He might have our Lordship, our fellowship, our stewardship, and our worship.
We have taken a peak at some of the great worship scenes of the Bible, from Abraham's worship service atop Mt. Moriah to Enoch's worship service that lasted 365 years to Job's worship service that was interrupted by tragedy to Isaiah's worship service that happened at church.
We have come into church with the Pharisee and walked out of church with the publican. We have stepped into the life-sized offering plate of worship to "present our bodies a living sacrifice," so that the fullness of the Holy Spirit might accomplish what the force of the human spirit cannot.
Now, our study of worship takes us ...
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