Intro. Our text records the experiences of a good man, who in an evil hour was tempted to call it quits. he felt that heaven had terribly mistreated the person who was tryhing to do the right thing. The "bad guy" seemed to be winning. have you felt the same thing?
My freind, you cannot afford to have your thinking so twisted. But it will fi you give up the church habit, it will! You will being to believe that wrong is right, and that losers are winners!
You may ask, "Pastor, what are the mechanics to enter this agreement with God?" Understand that your pastor has a service for you every Sunday. This service of worship is in the best interest of your soul. What are the reasons for going to church every sunday?
I. FIRST, WORSHIP GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO THINK.
"I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies" Ps. 119:59 Better to sit for an hour on Sunday morning and think, than to sit in hell for an eternity and think.
1. How much older and closer to the end of life you are!
2. What you have done with your life so far!
3. The record that will be revealed when you face judgment.
4. Your influence as a parent.
5. The lies you have told - your cheating - the tithes you have embezzled - grudges you bear - the horor y ou have lost!
If you have cancer, you better think about it, and the sooner the better - think about your soul, dear friend!
II. WORSHIP GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO READ AND HEAR GOD'S WORD.
"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee." Ps. 119:11 Would you take a trip without getting information? You need to know how to get to heaven, and what is needed to get you there! You say, "I don't care, not interested in my soul or where I spend eternity, then stay at home, sleep and lounge, and I will tell your neighbors and friends who attend your funeral how you checked out, and how you started the trip!
III. WORSHIP GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH GOD.
It is the only way available to request help - there is no postal service available. Prayer works - "What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." Mk. 11:24 Jesus Crhist has opened an account in your name, how much credit (faith) have you used?
IV. WORSHIP GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE WITH THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE.
A. The difference exists, my friend!
B. It is a decision of with whom you wish to spend eternity!
V. WORSHIP GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE REPAIRS
"Mechanic on Duty!"
You have become aware duiring the week that something in your life is not functioning correctly. That problem can be corrected at the altar of God! A slight adjustment in your soul can mean the difference between comfort and discomfort! I have show you the "What" of worship, now let me check the benefits with you - the "Why" of why you should worship.
EIGHT REASONS TO WORSHIP
1. IT IS A GOOD STATE TO BE IN. You will never feel better
"In the presence is fullness of joy" Ps. 16:11
Worship provides a peace and a confidence which are out of this world!