Summary: Too often We waddle away from worship the same way we came in. Unchanged. It should Not Be. When we Genuinely worship God We are responding to God¡¦s grace giving Him our lives Allowing Him to change us and make us better people.
TITLE: Worship - FOR GOD’S GLORY
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
 Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
 In his hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
 The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
 Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
 for he is our God
and we are the people of his pasture,
the flock under his care.
A parable is told of a community of ducks waddling off to duck church one Sunday to hear their duck preacher. After they waddled into the duck sanctuary, the service began and the duck preacher spoke eloquently of how God had given the ducks wings with which to fly.
He pounded the pulpit with his beak and said,
With these wings, there is nowhere we ducks can not go!
There is no God-given task we ducks cannot accomplish!
With these wings we no longer need walk through life.
We can soar high in the sky!
Shouts of Amen!¨ were quacked throughout the duck congregation.
The duck preacher concluded his message by exclaiming,
With our wings we can fly through life!
WE......CAN.....FLY!!!!¨ More ducks quacked out loud AMENS! in response.
Every duck loved the service.
In fact all the ducks that were present commented on what a wonderfully convicting message they had heard from their duck preacher....
and then they left the church and waddled all the way home.
Too often We waddle away from worship
the same way we waddled in....
It should Not Be
When we Genuinely worship God
We are responding to God’s grace
giving Him our lives
Allowing Him to change us and make us better people.
In Romans 12:1-2 Paul described worship in this way when he wrote,
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.
True worship then should be a time when we allow God to challenge and change us.
Those who waddle in should not waddle out!
Instead AS Isaiah 40:31 says,
they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
This morning I would like to examine
1. The importance of Worship
2. Having a proper attitude in worship
THE IMPORTANCE OF WORSHIP.
Someone once said,
Worship is to the church like breathing to the human body;
it is an absolute necessity.
THE CHURCH MUST WORSHIP TO LIVE.
If we are to be a healthy church,
Then we must be a worshipping church
Because it will keep us strong in everything else we do:
As important as worship is
Many Christians still don¡¦t understand it.
People have Misconceptions
Some Christians see worship as a FILLING STATION¡¨
where they receive the necessary resources for the normal activities of the week.