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Summary: In this message we explore the question of "Why should we worship?"

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Isaiah 56:7(CEV)

“I will bring them to My holy mountain, where they will celebrate in My house of worship. Their sacrifices and offerings will always be welcome on My altar. Then My house will be known as a house of worship for all nations.”

Why Should We Worship?

• God commands it

Deuteronomy 11:13; 1 Samuel 12:24

Deuteronomy 11:13

“The Lord your God commands you to love Him and to serve Him with all your heart and soul.”

1 Samuel 12:24

“You also must obey the Lord – you must worship Him with all your heart and remember the great things He has done for you.”

Why Should We Worship?

• God commands it

Deuteronomy 11:13; 1 Samuel 12:24

• God deserves it

Psalm 33:1; 1 Chronicles 16:25

Psalm 33:1

“You are the Lord’s people. Obey Him and celebrate! He deserves your praise.”

1 Chronicles 16:25

“The Lord is great and deserves our greatest praise! He is the only God worthy of our worship.”

Why Should We Worship?

• God commands it

Deuteronomy 11:13; 1 Samuel 12:24

• God deserves it

Psalm 33:1; 1 Chronicles 16:25

• We have received so much

Psalm 5:7; Psalm 95:1; Psalm 66:20

Psalm 5:7

“Because of Your great mercy, I come to Your house, Lord, and I am filled with wonder as I bow down to worship at Your holy temple.”

Psalm 95:1

“Sing joyful songs to the Lord! Praise the Mighty Rock where we are safe.”

Psalm 66:20

“Let’s praise God! He listened when I prayed, and He is always kind.”

Why Should We Worship?

• God commands it

Deuteronomy 11:13; 1 Samuel 12:24

• God deserves it

Psalm 33:1; 1 Chronicles 16:25

• We have received so much

Psalm 5:7; Psalm 95:1; Psalm 66:20

• God inhabits the praises of His people

Psalm 22:3

Psalm 22:3

“…O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.”

The Effects Of Worship

• Shift of focus from us to Him

• We are reminded of His majesty

• Illumination of our own unworthiness

• Hidden sin is revealed

• Purges the heart – brings us to confession

• Humbles us

• Lifts our burdens

• Peace floods into our lives

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