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1 1 - worship in spirit. 6 feb. 2011

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  • 1.
    • Text: John 4:19-26
    • = What is Worship?
    • Vs. 20 - Our fathers worshiped on this mountain , but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem. ”
  • 2.
    • Vs. 23-24 - the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth …. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth .”
  • 3.
    • Topic: Worship in Spirit and in Truth
  • 4.
    • = Seekers are Welcome by God.
    • John 4:17-18 - “I have no husband,” she replied. Jesus said to her, “You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands , and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.”
  • 5.
    • Song = He is Lord
    • He is Lord (x2), He is risen from the dead and he is Lord, Every Knee shall bow, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
  • 6.
    • Philippians 2:9-11 - Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow , in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
  • 7.
    • = Seekers are Sought after By God
    • Vs. 23 - the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
  • 8.
    • How Can We Be the Worshippers the Father is Looking For?
  • 9. 1. Location in Worship
    • Vs 21 - Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
  • 10.
    • = What does God want Christians to do Wherever they Are?
    • Vs. 21 - Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
  • 11.
    • 1Timothy 2:8 - I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.
    • Acts 16:25 - About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
  • 12.
    • = How Can We Worship God well in Our Homes or Work places?
    • Vs 21 - Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.
  • 13.
    • (1) Be God- Worshippers Always
    • Philippians 4:4 - Rejoice in the Lord always . I will say it again: Rejoice!
    • 1Thess. 5:16-17 - Be joyful always ; pray continually
  • 14.
    • (2) Be God’s Presence Always
    • Mt. 28:20 - And surely I am with you always , to the very end of the age.”
  • 15.
    • (3) Be God’s Ministers Always
    • 2Timothy 4:2 - Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season (whether the time is favorable or not. NLT)
  • 16.
    • We Can Be the Worshippers the Father is Looking For by Having the Right concept on the Location in Worship
  • 17. 2. Knowledge in Worship
    • vs. 22 - You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
  • 18.
    • = What is the Problem of Samaritans in worship?
  • 19.
    • vs. 21-22 - Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know ; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
  • 20.
    • = What Kinds of Ignorance was Present in the Worship of Samaritans to God?
    • Vs. 22 - You Samaritans worship what you do not know ; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
  • 21.
    • (1) Salvation in Worship.
    • John 14:16 - Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
  • 22.
    • (2) Three persons of God in Worship.
    • Mt. 28:19 - Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
  • 23.
    • (3) Prayer in Worship.
    • John 14:13 - And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father (John 16:24)
  • 24.
    • = Why has the Way of Worship Changed with the Coming of Jesus?
    • Vs. 23 - Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth,
  • 25.
    • (a) 952 BC by Solomon
    • (b) 516 BC after the Exile
    • (c) AD 70 – Destruction of the Temple
  • 26.
    • (1) Jesus is the Temple of God.
    • John 2:19-21 - Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple , and I will raise it again in three days.” The Jews replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” But the temple he had spoken of was his body.
  • 27.
    • 1Corinthians 12:13 - For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body — whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free
    • 1Corinthians 12:27 - Now you are the body of Christ , and each one of you is a part of it.
  • 28.
    • 1Corinthians 6:19 - Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit , who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
  • 29.
    • (2) Jesus is the Only True Priest in the True Temple of God.
    • Hebrews 8:1-5 - The point of what we are saying is this: We do have such a high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, and who serves in the sanctuary, the true tabernacle
  • 30.
    • set up by the Lord, not by man…… They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”
  • 31.
    • We CAN Be the Worshippers the Father is Looking For By Having the Right Concept on the Location in Worship, the Knowledge in Worship
  • 32. 3. Seeking in Worship
    • Vs 23 - Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
  • 33.
    • = Why do You Think that God is Seeking the True Worshippers?
    • John 4:23 - Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks .
  • 34.
    • A Case Study on “Is Every Worship Acceptable to God?”
  • 35.
    • Isaiah 1:12-13 – When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts? Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations— I cannot bear your evil assemblies.
  • 36.
    • Malachi 1:14 - “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it , but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the LORD Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.
  • 37.
    • Malachi 1:10 - “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the LORD Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands.
  • 38.
    • A Case Study on Hypocrisy in Worship
    • Mt 15:7-9 - You hypocrites ! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me . They worship me in vain ; their teachings are but rules taught by men.”
  • 39.
    • = What Does It Mean by “Worship in spirit and in truth?”
    • Vs 23-24 - Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth , …. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”
  • 40.
    • (1) Worship by the Holy Spirit.
    • Romans 8:26-27 - In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don't know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words.
  • 41.
    • All of our thoughts are known to God. He can understand what is in the mind of the Spirit, as the Spirit prays for God's people.
  • 42.
    • (2) Worship by the Truth
    • John 14:16 - And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.
    • John 14:26 - But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and
  • 43.
    • will remind you of everything I have said to you.
    • John 16:8 - When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:
    • John 16:13 - But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.
  • 44.
    • (3) Worship by the Super-naturals
    • Acts 11:5 - I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was.
  • 45.
    • Acts 22:17-18 - When I returned to Jerusalem and was praying at the temple, I fell into a trance and saw the Lord speaking. ‘Quick!’ he said to me. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because they will not accept your testimony about me.’
  • 46.
    • Acts 9:10-12 - In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!” “Yes, Lord,” he answered. The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from
  • 47.
    • Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”
  • 48. How Can We Be the Worshippers the Father is Looking For?
      • With the Right Concept of
        • (1) Location in Worship,
        • (2) Knowledge in Worship,
        • (3) Seeking in Worship.