Master craftsmen of idols

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  • 1. Master Craftsmen of Idols Servanthood and Worship “Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols.” - John Calvin Sumair Mirza Evidence for things unseen.
  • 2. Worship is at the CENTRE of serving our God • “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Let my people go, that they may serve me.” - Exodus 8:1 Worship • ! “Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” - Psalm 100:2 • ! “And Jesus answered him, “It is written, “ ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’ ”” - Luke 4:8 Evidence for things unseen.
  • 3. Worship requires GENUINE + COMPLETE obedience “I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fattened animals, I will not look upon them. Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” - Amos 5:21–24 ! ““And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?” - Deuteronomy 10:12–13 Evidence for things unseen.
  • 4. Worship is the EXCLUSIVE right of our God - Exodus 20:3–5 - Romans 1:22–25 Evidence for things unseen.
  • 5. Worship is how we LIVE • “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” - Galatians 5:13 • “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.” - 1 Corinthians 9:19 • x “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” - 2 Corinthians 4:5 Evidence for things unseen.
  • 6. ONE reasonable response “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.” - Romans 12:1 ! “I scarcely like this word sacrifice, because it involves nothing more than a reasonable service. If we gave up all we had and became beggars for Christ, it would display no such chivalrous spirit or magnanimous conduct after all. We would be gainers by the surrender.” - Charles H. Spurgeon Evidence for things unseen.
  • 7. sumair@theologyinsneakers.com Evidence for things unseen. theologyinsneakers.com theologyinsneakers.com sumair@theologyinsneakers.com