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Summary: The final sermon in a series on worship. In worship we receive supernatural strength from the Lord.

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Title: The fruit of Worship (Part 2)

Text: Isaiah 40:28-31

Introduction

Today we are finishing up our series on worship. And just like last week we are going to look again at the fruit of worship.By the fruit of worship we mean what happens when we worship God?

Last week we saw that one of the fruits of worship is that it gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation to God for his mercy given to us in Christ Jesus.

“Therefore I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices holy and pleasing to God which is your spiritual act of worship.” (Romans 12:1)

•We show our appreciation for God’s mercy thru acts of surrender and acts of sacrifice

So today we want to look at a second fruit of worship; one that can be found in Isaiah 40:28-31.

"He (God) gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord (another translation says “but those who wait on the Lord…) will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Here is our second fruit of worship; Worship allows me to receive supernatural strength from the Lord

"For those that hope/wait on the Lord will renew their strength."

We not only give something to God in worship (our appreciation) We also gain something from God in worship (His strength)

Our passage even tells what God’s supernatural strength does for us when we worship Him.

God might give us supernatural strength to…

•Soar on wings like eagles …

•To run and not grow weary …

•To walk and not be faint…

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Again worship allows me to receive supernatural strength from the Lord.

In order that I might

•Soar on wings like eagles or

•Run and not grow weary or

•Walk and not faint

Does this mean that there are somehow 3 levels to worship?

•That when you worship on level one you receive supernatural strength to walk

•That when you worship on level two you receive supernatural strength to run

•That when you get to worship on level three you receive supernatural strength to soar

I don’t believe our passage is suggesting that there are three levels of Worship

What I do believe our passage is suggesting is this

•When God wants me to soar then God will give me the supernatural ability to soar.

•When God wants me to run then God will give me the supernatural ability to run

•When God wants me to walk then God will give me the supernatural ability to walk.

Now I know what some of you might be thinking. You might be thinking “Doesn’t God want us to soar all the time”? Can’t we just soar on wings like eagles 24-7? Can’t we just skip walking and skip running altogether and go straight to soaring. Isn’t there a lot of preachers on TV who promote soaring. They tell you God wants you to soar in your finances, God wants you to soar in your faith, God wants you to soar in the anointing.


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