Summary: Worship of God is the ultimate purpose of the world.

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Psalm 96:10

S: Worship

C: Relationship between worship and mission

Th: God – Most Worthy of Praise


Type: Inductive

PA: How is the change to be observed?

• Worship correctly, so the world will listen.

• Keep to the mission of making disciples so the world will be able to fulfill its purpose of worship

Version: ESV

RMBC 18 September 05 AM


Through the years, I think many of us have learned that…

1. We need to be careful with what we communicate.

Take for example this incident reported by Russ Tompkins…

ILL Communicate: A Little Pot (revised)

Finishing up their work at a trade show in San Diego, Russ and his co-worker Maureen decided to go sightseeing across the border in Tijuana, Mexico. While there, they went shopping and bought a few decorative pieces for the kitchen.

As they crossed back into the United States, a customs official asked if they had anything of value to report. "Not really,” Maureen replied, digging in her bag for the bean crock she had purchased. Everyone froze as she continued, "I only bought a little pot."

If you are not clear, it can get you in trouble.

Take for example how something can get lost in translation…

ILL Communicate: Translating "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (revised)

Perhaps you have tried this on the Internet – there are language programs that will translate English into whatever language you want. Type in a phrase and push a button, and it will translate it into French or Spanish or German or whatever. But how do you know the translation is good?

A man had a similar question and did something fun. He took the song "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," typed it into the computer, and translated it into German. Then he translated it back into English to see if anything got lost in the translation. You know the song (you can sing it with me if you like):

Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Crackerjack. I don’t care if I ever get back.

Let me root, root, root for the home team. If they don’t win, it’s a shame. For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ballgame.

He translated it into German and then back into English. Well, something got lost in the translation. It sounds a little militant, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Execute me to the ball play. Execute me with the masses. Buy me certain groundnuts and crackerstackfusig. I’m not interested if I never receive back.

Let me root, root, root for the main team. If they do not win, it is dishonor. For there are one, two, three impacts on you at the old ball play.

Something got lost in the translation.

Citation: Lee Strobel, Meet the Jesus I Know,

(Preaching Today Audio No. 211)

The same is true about God.

The way people perceive God is so often a caricature of who he really is.

“…the man upstairs,” etc.

This is why…

2. We need to be clear about the truth about God


Well, September is Discipleship Month here at Randall.


1. Our theme is “God – Most Worthy of Praise”

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