A Reviving Encounter
I. An Encounter with God’s Mighty Presence (v. 1-4)
a. The first part of our worship should be a holy encounter (John 4:23-24)
b. Worries of life fade when we encounter God’s holiness (v. 1-3)
c. An encounter with God will “shake” you (v. 4)
II. An Encounter with Self (v. 5-6)
a. We spend most of our time focusing on others’ faults (Isaiah 5:8-30)
b. We must measure ourselves against God’s righteousness (v. 5; Isaiah 64:6)
c. An humble confession of sin will bring cleansing to our lives (v. 6-7; Psalm 34:18)
III. An Encounter with God’s Call (v. 8)
a. God wants to know who He can count on (v. 8a; Matthew 9:36-38)
b. We must answer the call with great zeal (v. 8b)
John 4:23-24— 23"But (A)an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father (B)in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
24"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship (C)in spirit and truth."
Isaiah 64:6— 6For all of us have become like one who is (A)unclean,
And all our (B)righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;
And all of us (C)wither like a leaf,
And our (D)iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Psalm 34:18— 18The LORD (A)is near to the (B)brokenhearted
And saves those who are [a](C)crushed in spirit.
Matthew 9:36-38— 36(A)Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, (B)because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.
37Then He said to His disciples, "(C)The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
38"Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest."