Presentation on theme: "Bow the Knee An Introduction Learning to Bow Our Heart before God Psalm 95:6."— Presentation transcript:
Bow the Knee An Introduction Learning to Bow Our Heart before God Psalm 95:6
Introduction A Messed Up Christianity Many “Christians” are comfortable living sinful lives Worship is so full of ourselves What’s Missing?
The Wall People can fake worship of God Something is stopping people from true worship More than sin… It is our pride of self It is a wall! The Spirit of God must change the heart.
Bow the Knee… It’s Meaning To GENUFLECT is to 'bow the knee'; to go down on one knee The word “humble” means to be subdued, be brought down, be low, be under, be brought into subjection. To “bow the knee” means, having a soft, yielded, very flexible approach towards God – so that He need not push or prod you to do His will, His way! No matter if He is chastening you, or just instructing you, you yield and accept His work in your life!
We all know how to “bow the knee…” We bow for all the right reasons… We just usually bow in the wrong direction!
The LORD Jesus Christ Philippians 2:9-11 The steps of our Lord's humiliation His exaltation! Every knee WILL bow, and every tongue will confess … Whether people will admit it or not, Jesus is Lord! He is the ONLY PERSON WORTHY of bowing and yielding to! And one day, all will admit it!
Its Importance (1Peter 5:6) Bowing the knee allows the Lord to work, unhindered by YOUR will Bowing the knee allows the Lord to bless you unhindered by your efforts – no pride! Bowing the knee allows the Lord to protect you. So humble yourself before God, and even in front of others!
Its Enemies Self (Philippians 2:3-5) Love of Sin Misunderstandings
Bowing the Knee… Its Effect It kills spiritual pride! It will exalt Christ back to His Throne, and give back to Him all His authority over us and our lives. It will encourage both saint and sinner alike, to know that as Lord, Jesus has power to save anyone, and the power to sanctify anyone. It will break sinners under the wrath of God, and bring them to Christ the right way – totally empty and devoid of any righteousness!
Conclusion Hymn: When I Survey The Wondrous Cross We have looked at Its Meaning We have looked at Its Master We have looked at Its Importance We have looked at Its Enemies It all begins with the new birth, and it is maintained by yieldedness!