The Spirit of Worship

Introduction A. We know that it is vital that we worship God “in truth,” but we must also understand the importance of worshiping “in spirit.” B. Failing to worship God in the proper frame of mind is just as fruitless as failing to worship Him according to His pattern. I. God expects our hearts to be fixed on Him when we worship. A. We need to realize that God doesn’t need the gifts we bring (Isaiah 1:11-15; Amos 5:21-23; Jeremiah 7:22-23; Hebrews...

Vain Worship

Introduction A. When Cain and Abel brought their offerings to God, Cain’s was rejected because it was not offered “by faith” (cf. Hebrews 11:4). B. Many of the Jews of Jesus’ day were likewise offering their worship to God in vain (Matthew 15:8-9). I. When one departs from God’s pattern, his worship becomes vain. A. Korah and his cohort departed from God’s pattern and paid a heavy price (Numbers 16:1-33; cf. 2 Chronicles 26:18-23)...

The Pattern of Worship

Introduction A. It is impossible for mortal man to improve upon the pattern that God has given us for worshiping Him. B. If we wish to be pleasing to Him, we must seek to conform to the pattern that He in His wisdom has established. I. God established a pattern for worship in the Old Testament. A. God specified the place where Israel was to worship Him (Deuteronomy 12:1-6,13-14; Jeremiah 7:12; 1 Kings 9:3). B. God specified the time for the various...

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