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February 6, 2020 12:00 am
“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. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” John 4:23-24).
This is Mr. Bradley Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible. This is anniversary month and our theme is give glory to God. The messages were using all connected in some way with that theme and we have a packet that has a message entitled to God the glory.
And there's another CD with 14 films will send this to you upon request certain we hope that you can help us with the expense of the program. We depend on our listeners for that support. Our address is the Baptist Bible out box 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 and is will and will and in and in and in James Boyce described this way. True worship occurs only part of man is spirit, which is a key to the divine nature, for God is spirit actually meets with God and finds itself praising him for his love, wisdom, beauty, truthfulness, compassion, mercy, grace, power and all of his other than William Barclay hamster that the true genuine worship is one man through his Spirit attains to friendship and intimacy with God. True and genuine worship is not to come to a certain place. It is not the goal through a certain ritual or liturgy. It is not even to bring certain gifts from worship is when the spirit the immortal and invisible part of man speaks to and meets with God who is immortal and in this we must worship in spirit and in truth, first of all means we are to worship. Truthfully, meaning if our hearts not in it. If we don't mean what we say pickup hymnbook and you saying here that describe you as a center God is a holy God. Jesus is the Savior and you'll believe you haven't embraced rejoicing. You must worship truthfully. Honestly, it must be in with revealed truth. Just read in Matthew chapter 15 continued in verse nine, saying that you do teach for doctrines the commandments of man. Not only was there a problem because they were rendering lipservice and the heart wasn't in it but they were not embracing the truth. Jesus said in John 1717. Sanctify them through thy word word is truth understand the parameters in which we should worship what thoughts we should have about the God that we say we're praising and where honor would come here because we revere him.
We know he's entitled to be worship.
Worship line is we don't worship. Worship the true and living God. They must be worship in truth we need to understand the truth about him from worship that involves both the heart and the mind both emotion and fault truth without emotion becomes dead orthodoxy person might be very sound in their theological positions might be very intense in defending the truth. But if there is no involvement of the heart.
There is no spiritual response in praising God for his mercy and his truth. It's empty and on the other side emotion without truth is just an empty shell. Somebody might be impressed because it's a great display of emotions that person was, indeed, in the spirit notice how they responded to have nothing to do with how lab somebody sings or how beautiful their voice made me how touching a story might be that the printer would present nothing to do with talking about worshiping him in spirit and truth. Worship then can only be accomplished by one that is born of God, because otherwise the one who was alienated from him doesn't love God doesn't fear God doesn't seek God doesn't doesn't have the capacity of true worship of the Philippians chapter 3 Philippians chapter 3 in the third verse as far we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the place. That is evidence of divine grace and noticed the three things we are the true circumcision that which is after the flesh but that which is of God, which is accomplished by grace by the Holy Spirit which you will worship God in the spirit rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Other three things that we have already looked at in this gospel of John. The section of the gospel of John that says our absolute necessities. Jesus said to Nicodemus in chapter 3, he must be born again. I didn't let out a something that's optional but some may be of some may not. Yet they can still have fellowship with God. Communion with God.
Worship.D- be born again in John chapter 3 in verse 14 he said the sun must be lifted up, Jesus Christ, just as Moses went certain of the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted and then hearing the passage before us a sense, the father must be worship in spirit and in truth.
So is seen something about the Trinity. You must be born again, which is the spiritual work according to that lesson Jesus gave Nicodemus in the third chapter and verse eight wind blows where it mystify hears the sound thereof cannot tell when to come with the weather going so is everyone that is what born of the spirit speaks of the son. He's the one that was lifted up on the cross. He's the one that makes salvation reality like his redemptive work. Now he speaks of the father, we must worship him in spirit and in truth. So if we're worshiping in spirit and in truth, we must worship Jesus Christ as already noted salvation. Jesus said, is of the Jews, the covenant that God made with Abraham long ago said that I am thy seed shall all the fame of the earth be blessed and Paul writing the deletion letter said that this speaks not of the seeds of many, but of seed singular Jesus Christ in the promised seed Jesus Christ came in fulfillment of the covenant that God made with Abraham. All of the Old Testament prophecies pointed to the fact that one day Jesus Christ would come or how beautiful they are, how detailed some of them are as they talk about his person's character. His work is success when it came in the world and of the birth of Jesus itself. Jesus, born of the tribe of Judah, to whom these promises were made born of the lineage of David who was peeing and Jesus Christ comes as King of Kings and Lord of lords. Salvation is of the Jews and Jesus man being born lineage being salvation itself be no doubt was exactly what was in view here when you saying, salvation is of the Jews, the prophecy concerning him, the fact that he is now tier. Remember that Simeon at the birth of Jesus held the Savior in his arms and said mine eyes have seen thy salvation.
Now let us thy servant depart in peace, salvation is not an amount not in the city, not in a ritual not in the form not in the ceremony not been adopted, not in the long it took person is Jesus mine eyes have seen thy salvation, and so if we worship we must worship Jesus Christ. John chapter 10 verse 30 Jesus says I and my father are one hour getting doing tremendously important issue here. One stirs animosity, criticism, anger has brought about persecutions of the years still doesn't parts of the world and may get in our land. Someday when Jesus declared that he was one with the father.
They despised. They accused him of blasting after this man might such a claim. John chapter 5 verse 22 for the father judges.
No man, but hath committed all judgment unto the son, that all men should honor the son even as they honor the father he that on earth, not the sun on earth, not the father which sent him. How then can a person honor the father and claim and worshiping God, but will not honor the son.
I will not be embraced Jesus Christ. I will not acknowledge his claims. I will not admit that he was God's only begotten son I will not admit that he was a God man that he was God in the flesh. These are the words of Jesus on earth not the sun on earth, not the father which have sent aside as if I believe Jesus was a good teacher. This is what Jesus taught, if you believe that you believe it was a good teacher if he talked error must've been a deceiver. Why would you give him credit at all. These are the words of Jesus himself. Verse 38 and ye have not his word abiding in you, for whom he hath sent him you believe not his word, and you because the one that the father has sent. This is evident that are not connected with it. Verse 40 and you will not come to me that you might have life. Verse 42, but I know you that ye have not the love of God in you. Jesus knew people in them just as he knew this woman at Jacob's well. Her past.
The details of her life. The faults of her mind the attitude of her heart. He knows you today that I come to preach the gospel.
I can't possibly know what's in men's hearts I can rejoice when I see some evidence that one responds favorably that one confesses on the center that one comes to faith in Christ.
I can see evidence. Paul talked about that 20 bricks of the church in Thessalonica knowing credibility or election of God. Happy to know that because when he preach the gospel to them they received it and they turned from idols to serve the living and true God. But Jesus could look at an individual and know exactly what was on the inside and says no you you don't have the love of God in you and in chapter 8.Chapter 8 verse 19 then said they unto him, where his father, Jesus answered you neither know me nor my father if he had known me, you would have known my father also like to know the father is to know him.
Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life and no man cometh unto the father but by me. Soon what's about to consider our doctrine. Pets are difficult for people to embrace but that's what Jesus talked to the question is today.
Will you just about your own thinking and go with that which is popular to receive the net with which you may be comfortable for when you believe the words of the son of God.
There was a voice from heaven three times this profile. Jesus is on this earth. It was his father and he says this is my beloved son in whom I well please. Hear ye him. What he says. John chapter 8 verse 39 they answered and said him him.
Abraham is our father.
Jesus saith unto them, if you are Abraham's children, you would do the works of Abraham.
But now ye seek to kill me. I'm I am told you the truth, which I have heard of God.
This did not Abraham, you do the deeds of your father then said they on the him baby not born of fornication. We have one father, even God. Jesus said in the vamp. If God were your father you would love me for I proceeded forth and came from God neither came out myself but keep sent your God, you would love me.
Fact is, those who reject Jesus Christ are not worshiping the many times you hear people today say older many different ways of worshiping God. Many different religions are some good in all of them. Could you possibly say yours is right in somebody else's role were going all the words of Jesus Christ, God, son. The only save for centers of the hated Jesus when he made that declaration in their people today who will hate you if you say that's what I believe this gets down to be the real test where you say are you inclined to give way to popular opinion, are you inclined to give way to your own emotions.
Here's how I feel about this as well.
Look at it or when you accept the testimony of Jesus Christ. And then this startling revelation.
After Jesus gives us dissertation about true worship was as well.
This is just too much for me. When the Messiah comes up, he'll tell us all things that Jesus says that speak of the family. My engine can you imagine how this woman must've felt already. She's become aware, this is no ordinary man this dude who is been conversing with manias is unusual. Why what I do. More to come to the conclusion eight is a prophet and now he says I am he am the Messiah.
What what a revelation a sentence is not the question of the mountain or a city.
The question of Samaria or Jerusalem it's Jesus. Jesus is the Savior I am an if you notice the word he is in italics, which means that word was not in the original Greek. It is added by the translators to give us a free flow of reading was at me saying I am which is significant because that says he's declaring I am God. God told Moses when he went to Pharaoh's RSA sentiment say I am at sent repeatedly that expression is use the refer only to God. I am done. Chapter 8 verse 58 Jesus said under them, verily, verily I say unto you, before Abraham was, I am this is a declaration I am there numerous places where uses the term, sometimes simply to say I am and sometimes he hangs.
I am the bread of life. I am the light of the world.
I am the door to the sheepfold. I am the good shepherd.
I am the resurrection and the life I am the way the truth and the life I am the true vine Jesus the high the wonder Paul could write that God has given to him the Jesus Christ, a name which is above every name, Philippians chapter 2 verse nine wherefore God also hath highly exalted him and given him a name which is above every name that is the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and things in earth, and things on the earth and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father. The father has given him a name above every name, a highly exalted name. The man friends, we sometimes may be disheartened when we see multitudes in this day that speak out against our Savior Jesus Christ that ridiculed the gospel that will accuse you.
If you say I believe this message that Jesus talked of being prejudice and narrowminded and bigoted when you see that often there are so few that manifest genuine interest in the true gospel of Jesus Christ, you may become discouraged, but there's coming a day when every tongue confess Jesus Christ as Lord and knee will bow, Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of lords will be vindicated and shown to be the Torres overall.
Now what happened when Jesus says of this woman.
I speak of the empty she was excited she had come to the well to draw water: TR Park city is here waiting on the lawn. She could reason for a moment of the city and tell us who don't believe me, I'm an outcast by my life certainly is no example, people wonderfully my testimony, but there was something about the enthusiasm she had those something about her testimony was so convincing to see what this woman is obviously she embraced the truth that he was the Messiah that he was the Savior she wanted this living water that he said I would tease you if you asked for it all.
How do you respond so well. I'm not sure about all this set seems little narrow to me. I will try to be up with the times.
Not a lot of very educated people who would much look down on this kind of preaching that I don't want to be caught up in that I want to be fair to be open-minded old lady today. Repent of your pride of your sinfulness of your rebellion bow humbly before the one whose name is exalted above every name, and acknowledge yes when Jesus says I and he is God he is the Savior only Savior of sinners, without him there is no but if you come to see him as the one you mean oh what good news but he told this woman get your husband knowing full well she did have one question is whether the boyfriend of Jesus can recognize that his marriage but he said then come back.
He didn't send her to get rid of her. He was just bringing her to grips with RCN and then says, come back and that's what he says to you today.
If you see yourself as Anita centers, he said,,, drink, labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, and to me once again I want to encourage you to write and love the snow that you listen to the program.
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