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  1. Back To The Basics

  2. How to But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

  3. Worship worth-ship worthy of worship 201 • 13 Greek words translated in New Testament: • “to honor” “to adore” “to respect” “to reverence” • “to submit to in love” • “to render religious service or homage” Cain & Abel

  4. Vain Worship “But in vainthey do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Matt. 15:9 Nadab & Abihu - Lev. 10 “worshipped and served the creature” Rom. 1:25 “Their land also is full of idols, they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made.” Isa. 2:8 “to the unknown God” Acts 17:23

  5. Vain Worship Vain Worship Today • Anything other than the acts of worship specifically authorized in the N.T. • Add anything not authorized in the N.T. • Take away anything authorized by the N.T. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth”

  6. God is Object of Worship Some worship idols Cannot worship men - Acts 14:15 - Rev. 22:8-9 Cannot worship angels

  7. God is Object of Worship Ps. 100:3 “Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” Ps. 18:3 “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”

  8. God is Object of Worship Ps. 90:2 “Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” Acts 17:25 “Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.”

  9. God is Object of Worship Why does God want us to worship Him? • Not for His good • But for what it does for us ! “Fear God and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecc. 12:13

  10. Place of Worship not Important “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Jn. 4:20-24 - Fathers worshiped in this mountain - You say Jerusalem is the place True Worshippers = spirit and truth

  11. Worship Him in Spirit “Now, therefore, fear Jehovah and serve Him in sincerity and in truth.” Josh. 24:14 God will not Accept . . • Arrogant Worship • Hypocritical Worship • Pretentious Worship “And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.” Matt. 6:5

  12. Worship Him in Spirit “Let all things be done decently and in order” 1 Cor. 14:40 • Whispering / talking • Electronic Devices • Being Tardy “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might” Ecc. 9:10

  13. Worship Him in Truth Regulated by the Word of God Jn. 17:17 “Thy word is truth” Col. 3:17 “And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” 1 Cor. 4:6 We must not “go beyond that which has been written” 2 Jn. 9 “Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God”

  14. How to • The True God is worshiped by True Worshipers • Design of worship is not entertainment • It is to bring glory and honor to God

  15. What Must I Do To be Saved ? In Christ = SAVED Baptized (Gal.3:27) Confess (Rom.10:10) Repent (Lk.13:3) Believe (Jn.8:24) Hear (Rom.10:17)