Summary: Most people all over the world worship something, and they believe that what or who they worship is right and that every body that don’t worship the way they do are wrong. We that believe in Jehovah God and His Son and our Lord and Savoir Jesus Chr
JOHN 4:19-24 WORSHIPPING GOD 5-14-11
Today I want to try and bring a few thoughts to do with worshipping God, and let me say that I am certainly not an expert on this most important subject, I’m sure most of us could apply our selves to worshipping God in more of a reverent and honoring manner.
Most people all over the world worship something, and they believe that what or who they worship is right and that every body that don’t worship the way they do are wrong.
We that believe in Jehovah God and His Son and our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ believe the way we do because of what we read about God in the Bible, not simple because it’s the bible but because of all the Prophecies in the bible that have come to pass, and since they have come to pass exactly the way foretold we are sure the others will also when Gods set time rolls around. I found this information as I was putting this together.
Ø Dr. Hugh Ross said this:
Unique among all books ever written, the Bible accurately foretells specific events--in detail--many years, sometimes centuries, before they occur. Approximately 2500 prophecies appear in the pages of the Bible, about 2000 of which already have been fulfilled to the letter--no errors. (The remaining 500 or so reach into the future and may be seen unfolding as days go by.) --- The odds for all these prophecies having been fulfilled by chance without error is less than = 1 with 2000 zeros written after it)
Now I don’t know about you but I have no earthly idea what 1 with 2000 zeroes after it is, but it’s a whole lot, as some say around here, “it’s a pretty good smart.”
But I am convinced of this, that people that are sincere about worshipping some other god are sincerely wrong and it’ comes with damming consequences, there’s only ONE True God.
Ø There’s only ONE GOD:
Isaiah 43:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
8- Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.
10-11- before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. - I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no Savoir.
Ø Listen to what God said to His chosen people Israel
Isaiah 44:21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
Israel is just as indestructible as God’s Word and Covenant are,
Romans 8:31 --If God be for us, who can be against us? Israel will still be here when their enemies are no more. —Osama Bin Laden has now found out that there are no 76 virgins waiting on him.
Ø Lets get back to our thought of worshipping God. Listen as I read this record of Jesus dealing with the Samaritan woman.
4And he must needs go through Samaria. 5Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. (12 noon the hottest time of the day, she knew few of the other women would be there)
7There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
10Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
13Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
15The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. 16Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.