Summary: Our study of worship reminds us that the effectiveness of all that we do in the church is not to be found in outward activity or service, but in the One who stands behind it. The One whom we serve. The One deserving of our worship.
How to Worship God in Spirit and in Truth
John 4:22-24 Monte T. Brown
February 1, 2009 Sunday Morning
Heart O’ the Hills
When Lawrence of Arabia was in Paris with some of his Arab friends after World War I, he took them to see the sights of the city.
His friends showed little interest in the Louvre, the Arch of Triumph, or Napoleon’s tomb.
The thing that really interested them was the faucet in their bathtub.
They spent much time turning it on and off; they thought it was wonderful. All they had to do was turn the handle and they could get all the water they wanted.
When they were leaving Paris, Lawrence found them in the bathroom with wrenches, trying to get the faucet off so they could take it with them.
You see, they said, it is very dry in Arabia. What we need are faucets.
If we have them, we will have all the water we want. Lawrence had to explain to them that the effectiveness of the faucet depended on the water system to which it was attached.
Our study of worship reminds us that the effectiveness of all that we do in the church is not to be found in outward activity or service, but in the One who stands behind it.
The One whom we serve. The One deserving of our worship.
What is Worship - To give honor, adoration and praise to God in all aspects of life! The Purpose of Worship
1. To express our love for the Lord. Luke 10:27
How can you express a genuine love for God when he is not first in your life?
How can you express a genuine love for God if you don’t spend time with Him?
How can you express a genuine love for God when he is not the first thought on your mind.
2. To fulfill our highest purpose for living. Psalms 45:11
To fulfill the highest purpose for living we must spend time worshipping God. John 4:23-24
3. Direct our mind, will, and emotions to things
above Colossians 3:1-2
4. Gain a perspective of our limitations Isaiah 26:3
Want perfect peace? Worship Him!
5. To follow the examples of Christ Ephesians1:13-15
23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. John 4:23