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Let the Rocks be Silent

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Worship begins when we humbly seek to discover God
We all have ideas of who God is.
Our ideas fall short of who God actually is.
Genuine worship occurs when we lay our ideas at the feet of Jesus.
Jeremiah 29:
Matthew 7:7–8 ESV
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Jeremiah 29:12–13 ESV
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Aspects of Worship
2. Aspects of Worship
2. Aspects of Worship
God is always the focus of worship.
Psalm
Psalm 46:10 ESV
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Worship occurs when we look to God’s works.
b. Worship occurs when we look to God’s works.
Creation itself declares God’s praises.
Psalm 19:1 ESV
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
c. Worship calls for our humility and personal abandon.
c. Worship calls for our humility and personal abandon.
Romans 12:1 ESV
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
d. Genuine Worship will encounter opposition.
3. Worship leads to action
a. God desires for us to carry-out His plans
i. Jesus sends out 2 disciples
Romans 10:14–15 ESV
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
i. God doesn’t actually need us
Acts 17:24–25 ESV
The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.
b. Disciples follow instruction from God.
c. Through obedience God provides
John 14:15 ESV
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
c. Through obedience God provides
Luke 9:3 ESV
And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics.
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