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Core Value: WORSHIP is what disciples are made for.

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Definition: Worship is our active response to the Glory of the triune God.

#1 Scripture is our final authority.

2 Timothy 3:16 NASB95
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
– Scripture is inspired by God.
Matthew 15:1–9 NASB95
1 Then some Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, 2 “Why do Your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.” 3 And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? 4 “For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother is to be put to death.’ 5 “But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever I have that would help you has been given to God, 6 he is not to honor his father or his mother.’ And by this you invalidated the word of God for the sake of your tradition. 7 “You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: 8This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me. 9But in vain do they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.’ ”
– Jesus rebukes the religious leaders for putting tradition above scripture.

#2 Scripture informs us on who we worship, why we worship, and how we worship.

Who do we worship? The Triune God
Luke 4:8 NASB95
8 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’ ”
Deuteronomy 6:13 NASB95
13 “You shall fear only the Lord your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.
Deuteronomy 10:20 NASB95
20 “You shall fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name.
Matthew 28:19 NASB95
19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
Romans 1:25 NASB95
25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
- Worship God alone
Exodus 20:1–11 NASB95
1 Then God spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. 5 “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. 7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain. 8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. 11 “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
– Worship God alone
Why do we worship the triune God? No one else is worthy.
Psalm 48:1 NASB95
1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.
Isaiah 46:9 NASB95
9 “Remember the former things long past, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me,
Deuteronomy 32:39 NASB95
39 ‘See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life. I have wounded and it is I who heal, And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.
- God is worthy of praise
Acts 4:12 NASB95
12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
– No other name for salvation
We are driven by the gospel to worship God.
Isaiah 42:8 NASB95
8 “I am the Lord, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.
Exodus 34:14 HCSB
14 You are never to bow down to another god because Yahweh, being jealous by nature, is a jealous God.
– Not giving glory to another
– God is a Jealous God.
Genesis 1:1 NASB95
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Nehemiah 9:6 NASB95
6 “You alone are the Lord. You have made the heavens, The heaven of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them And the heavenly host bows down before You.
He is the creator of all.

How do we worship the Triune God?:

In spirit and in truth

John 4:23–24 NASB95
23 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. 24 “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
John 2:19–22 NASB95
19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” 21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body. 22 So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
– true temple
John 11:25 NASB95
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies,
– the life
John 7:38–39 NASB95
38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’ ” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
John 16:7 NASB95
7 “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you.
John 14:17 NASB95
17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.
John 14:6 NASB95
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
God centered made possible by the Holy Spirit – D.A Carson
In Christ who is God incarnate and the truth.

With our lives

Romans 12:1–2 NASB95
1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
Hebrews 13:15–16 NASB95
15 Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

In community with other believers

Hebrews 10:23–25 NASB95
23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; 24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, 25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
1 Corinthians 5:4 NASB95
4 In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,

Application

Have you been born again?
Do you rightly know God through Christ?
Are you living your life in a way that is pleasing to God?
Are you obeying His commands?
Are you making disciples?
What is something that scripture says you need to change.
Who are you inviting to church
who are you bringing back to church
Are you committed to a local church?
I don’t just mean that you come on Sunday mornings.
Are you involved in a small group.
Do you attend discipleship.
Do you participate in church wide prayer.
Are you serving.
Sign-Up to serve at VBS.
Online or Call the church office.
Host homes for Mission Team
Invite a family to sign-up for VBS
What else is God calling on you to do?
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