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Why We Worship. As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. Ps. 42:1 Men worship someone or something.

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1 Why We Worship

2 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. Ps. 42:1 Men worship someone or something

3 1.Theo-centric = worship of God 2.Auto-theist = worship self 3.Idolatry = worship idols true worshippers – Jn. 4:23 Types of Worshippers

4 The Bible nowhere commands man to merely worship - but it gives instructions as to Whom to worship, the disposition of the worshiper, and the form or method by which worship is to be regulated. N.B. Hardeman Types of Worshippers

5 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. Jn. 4:24

6 I. Thoughts about Worship 1. The need to worship God God is worthy to be worshiped because of who HE is I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised Ps. 18:3 He always has been

7 Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Ps. 90:2

8 All powerful - Gen. 17:1 Knows all things - 1 Jn. 3:20 Holy One – Rev. 4:8 Is love – 1 Jn. 4:8 Rich in mercy – Eph. 4:2 God is worthy of our WORSHIP Because of Who HE is ! God

9 2. In Job – God is Worthy to be served God – Job is upright man Devil – You have bribed him Job lost all.... The Lord gives and the Lord takes away - blessed be the name of the Lord. I will I trust in Him

10 3. Human worship is useless *If God is self sufficient, then he does not need worship. *God is self sufficient. *Therefore he does not need human worship.

11 The error of this argument God has commanded worship Not because He needs it God is perfect in all attributes Power Knowledge

12 Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things Acts 17:25

13 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was Jn. 17:4-5

14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Eccl. 12:13 for this is mans all. NKJV

15 II. Conduct and Worship No Morality apart from God If there is no God, everything is permitted. Atheist Ethics is autonomous and situational – Humanist Manifesto

16 Connection between human conduct and belief in God. The fool has said in his heart,"There is no God." They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. Ps. 14:1

17 Connection between human conduct and belief in God Rom. 1:20-32 Moral bankruptcy Did not believe in God Turned away from God

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19 III. Is Everything Worship ? Some say Yes So they can do what they want! Everything is not WORSHIP God has set time and things we do as we worship

20 And Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you. Gen. 22:5 1 Sam. 1:3 to worship Jer. 26:2 come to worship

21 Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship Him. Matt. 2:2 Acts 8:27 - had been to Jerusalem to worship

22 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. Jn. 4:24

23 Gods Pattern 1. Worship God 2. Worship in Spirit 3. Worship in Truth

24 Salvation Hear the gospel (Rom. 10:17) Believe In Jesus (Jn. 8:24) REPENT of your sins (Lk. 13:3) Confess your faith(Matt. 10:32-33) Baptized Into Christ (Acts 2:38) Faithful until death (Rev. 2:10) REMISSION OF SINS


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