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John 4:23–24 KJV 1900
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:23–24 KJV 1900
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:23–24 KJV 1900
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:2
Our text today is the conclusion of a dialogue between Jesus and the woman at Jacob's well.
Our text today is the conclusion of a dialogue between Jesus and the woman at Jacob's well.

She took a historical look at worship.

John 4:20 KJV 1900
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
Yesterdays worship vrs today's worship
Yesterdays worship vrs today's worship
She saw worship
++A place
++An activity
John 4:21–22 KJV 1900
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
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Next level worship
Next level worship
++Knows no limits
++Is not confined to a place
++Is not confined to a people group

The time is coming

Isaiah 43:18–19 KJV 1900
18 Remember ye not the former things, Neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; Now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, And rivers in the desert.
(KJV 1900)
(KJV 1900)
18Remember ye not the former things, Neither consider the things of old.
19Behold, I will do a new thing; Now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, And rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 43:21 KJV 1900
21 This people have I formed for myself; They shall shew forth my praise.
(KJV 1900)
(KJV 1900)
21This people have I formed for myself; They shall shew forth my praise.
1 Peter 2:10 KJV 1900
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
(KJV 1900)
(KJV 1900)
10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

The time is coming

True worshippers shall
++Arise
++Recognize the father
++Worship the Father
In Spirit
++In Spirit
__In Truth
1 Timothy 2:8 KJV 1900
8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
(KJV 1900)
(KJV 1900)
8I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
The time is coming
++An Everywhere Worship
++An Unashamed Worship
When People will not be ashamed
++Without debate
Without debate
++No Second Guessing.

What is Worship?

Is it
++Singing?
++Dancing?
++Shouting?
Though all these are associated with worship none of these embodies worship alone.

None of these embodies worship alone

Psalm 106:2
Psalm 106:2 KJV 1900
2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can shew forth all his praise?
Psalm 106:2
2 Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord?
Who can shew forth all his praise?
The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version. (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009), Ps 106:2.
Who can do it?
++Capacity
++Competency
++Capability
This is not a question of ability
++A quality relationship
++A good enough connection
++Knowledge of God
Psalm 106:1 KJV 1900
1 Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever.
(KJV 1900)
(KJV 1900)
1Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever.
Praise recognizes God
++His Goodness
++His Mercy
++His Relevancy

Praise is also experiential

Thanksgiving connects praise to an experience.
++Thanksgiving is natural
++Thanksgiving is a recognition of demonstrated mercy
++God is always relevant
John 4:23 KJV 1900
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
:23John
(KJV 1900)
(KJV 1900)
23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
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