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Give Him Glory | Part 1

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
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March 17, 2021 8:00 am

Give Him Glory | Part 1

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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March 17, 2021 8:00 am

The greatest commandment is to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength. Keeping this commandment is how we find our blessing and give God glory. In this message, Adrian Rogers examines Jesus’s divine appointment with the woman at the well to reveal four things necessary for our worship.

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Adrian Rogers in a message give him glory. You know in context of John four, which is will be looking today.

Adrian Rogers explains our urgency to worship the right person, God the father and this is that experience that we read about when he meets the woman at the well, yes, very true, and we exist for one reason and one reason only to bring him glory.

Correct, yes. You know we play to an audience of one, and I think if we could really truly live out our lives so that we are not playing to man it were not playing to others, but that we are playing to an audience of one. They were actually bringing our worship to him there.

Here's a neighbor and is him that I like every day is a holy day in every place is a sacred place and so I think you know we don't come to church to worship, but as Dr. Rogers would say we bring our worship to church. I love that worship comes from within. We serve God with our spirit. First, before we ever serve him with her hands or feet absolutely and so it's a whole different perspective on giving him true glory. I even think about the Lord's prayer our father, you know, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. You know what a way to start off a prayer that we give him glory.

We give him praise and honor right out the gate with a something we encourage our listeners to do in their lives is to give him glory and were so appreciative to and they take time to write us and let them know how the glory of Christ is working out in their life in their jobs in their schools, whatever they might be doing.

Here's what it says these messages from Adrian Rogers are and that it was so much tree in a time of peril.

I pray that God will expand the ministry of labor and finding that the voice of Pastor Rogers would be made available to more people around the world. Don't you love them. I love it. Love you know we broadcast in the hundred and 96 countries and to see our footprint by the grace of God even grow. Dr. Rogers once stated when you forget about yourself and begin to worship him. When you stop trying to be blessed and start worshiping God. There will be blessings all over you.

I love that it reverts back to Matthew 633 that says, seek you first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these other things will be added unto you. That's the worship is not about us that's a worship that's about him.

So with the passion of Christ becomes our passion. Then we begin to see the glory of God that reminds me carry about this months premium the passion of Christ and the purpose of life book is available to our listeners. Yes it is. It's available@lwf.org during the Easter season. You'll see if there's available for a gift of any kind.

Plus much much more. When you talk about the resources and materials of love or finding what today's message give him glory. Part one.

Here's Adrian Rogers, God's word finding the Gospel of John chapter 4 John chapter 4. Look, if you will, in verse 24.

Hear the words of Jesus. Jesus said God is a spirit, and they worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth, let him ask of Christ. Have you ever been in a boring worship service. Be careful how you answer listen, you have never been in a boring worship service. You may have been in a boring church service.

But if you have been worshiping God's will most really exciting, fulfilling and meaningful things that could possibly happen to you to learn to worship God in spirit and in truth will turn the monotonous into the momentous worshiping him in spirit and in truth, I listen to me folks. What were talking about today is not incidental. It is the bottom line is the ultimate priority is the highest good to worship him. It is your lesson. Your supreme duty is your maximum privilege. Did you get that it is your supreme duty. It is your maximum privilege you're going to cheat yourself if you do not listen to this series on worship you're going to bless yourself if you will drink it in, imbibe and practice what our Lord teaches about worship Jesus. What is the greatest commandment. Now they asked the greatest teacher. I suppose the greatest question in the greatest question would be what is the greatest commandment, Jesus gave the answer in Mark chapter 12 verses 29 and 30 the first of all commandments is here oh Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all my heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind and with all thy strength this is the first and great commandment, one Lord, one love, now if you keep this commandment, you be blessed if you fail to keep it. You will suffer in the passage that we have before us. John chapter 4 the word worship is used at least 10 times some form of the word worship and I believe that it is the definitive passage in all of the New Testament on the subject of worship.

Let me give you the background for the statement that Jesus made in John chapter 4 in verse 24 that God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth, the Lord Jesus is on a journey and I want you to notice in verse four the Bible says and he must needs go through Samaria. Now Lord is going up to Galilee and he has been down in the southern part of the Landis room down in Judah and now he has turned northward and he is going to Galilee.

Now normally when a Jew of this day and age would go from the southern part to the know them. Part of the land he would not go. I say he would go through Samaria.

He would take a deep tour for two reasons. Number one on the detour was the easiest way to go down along the banks of the river Jordan where the one that so many rocky crags and mountains and precipitous places the fall. That was the easiest way to travel, but besides that, they went around Samaria very frankly because they did not like the Samaritans that's to put it mildly, the Samaritans, they Samaritans and the Samaritans returned the favor.

Now who were the Samaritans in the year 721 BC. The people of Israel who had rebelled against the Lord were carried away captive that's in the year 721 BC.

Now their captors took the strongest and the best, most noble, most educated, the finest of the people away captive, but they left the sick week the poor and illiterate. They left them in the land. They said we don't want to bother with you and so the others are carried away by Well these people who were left in this land that we call Samaria. They began to intermarry with themselves begin to reinforce the gene pool of weakness and besides that, some Babylonian stragglers came in and they began to marry with these Jews were left behind and the Babylonians brought their paganism in the Jews would have nothing to do with these people. They they look down upon them, they would not even eat out of a plate that had been eaten out by Samaritans, no matter how many times you washed now the Samaritans wanted to go down to Jerusalem to worship, but they were not allowed, but were told to stay out. So they built their own place of worship their own house of worship on a mountain that was there in Samaria, Mount Garrison had two places to worship you had Mount Zion where the temple was in Mount Garrison where the Samaritans worship background. The Bible says that Jesus must needs go through Samaria. That is, he had a divine appointment because as we go to see just a moment there was a woman there who needed redemption. She needed me saying she needed the Savior. It was not accidental it was, not incidental. It was a purpose of our Lord to go through Samaria. This forsaken place by the Jews and to meet this woman who would have been so despised by the Jews. It was a divine appointment.

When I welcomed you today. I said you're not here by accident, I believe you're here by fine appointment.

I believe that God rules over everything, I believe, not a blade of grass move without his permission, and I believe that God has every one of us here by divine appointment because we like this woman.

Hello are going to meet the Savior here in this place.

Now let's continue to read and see what happened here verse five.

Then he cometh to a city of Samaria, which is called soccer near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave his son Joseph met Jacob's well was there. By the way, I have been to Jacob's well own a number of occasions that well is still there, is one of the most authentic places in the holy land. I Jacob's well was there, Jesus therefore being wearied with his journey set.

Thus on the well and was about the sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus set under her give me great for his disciples were going away under the city to buy meat that is to buy food, then set the woman of Samaria to him about being a Jew, ask us a drink of me. You can almost hear snarling her voice and she says this, which I'm a woman of Samaria now is bad enough that she was a Samaritan, but she was a woman of Samaria. The women of this day will look down upon and denigrated and she said what you talking me and then she goes on to explain it as if he did know Jews have no dealing with the Samaritans Jesus answered and said to her without newest the gift of God and who it is that saith to the give me to drink valid ask of him and he would have given the living water woman safe and him server that has nothing to draw with and the well is deep and by the way well is very deep. I've been that I can testify that from whence then has now that living are thou greater than our father Jacob which gave us the well and drank thereof himself and his children and his cattle.

Jesus answered and said under her severed breakup of this water shall thirst again but who severed breakup of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, so give me this water that I've thirst not, neither comehither.

The draw now Jesus safe under go call by husband and comehither at this moment if she was able to blush.

She blushed because the woman answered and said I have no husband. Jesus said under her, thou hast well said, I have no husband for thou hast had five husbands today would give her an Academy award wooden bars had five husbands, and he whom thou now has is not by husband that is now.

She just living with a man without even the benefit of a marriage ceremony and that set is now truly Jesus said you telling the truth when you say I have no husband. The woman said in him server, I perceive that thou art a prophet and I would stop there for just a moment, but I want you to notice this divine appointment.

Here was a woman.

She was bound by sin. There was a woman who had really a thirsty soul. It was God that she was thirsting for but she had gone from husband. The husband she had gone from affair to affair.

And it all turned to dust in front of her and she's now just a sort of updated flower she living now with a man without even the benefits of marriage. She has become the dirty plaything about.

I suppose a dirtier man you want people call that today the new morality.

Well, we can tell from John chapter 4 is not new and certainly not Morrow. We have the same thing today in Hollywood is leading the pack.

By the way people talk about reforming Hollywood, I think you probably be easier to run the soda shop, inhale, and reform Hollywood if it happens, I would that would be wonderful. That's not where I'm pinning my hopes of you. The truth is pleased with places like angels and models like alley cats are becoming the entertainment in America today and people having at fill pipe right into the living room. Well, here was this woman she was bound by sin. Don't envy these people live in this lifestyle. Pay I think God for Christian home a godly marriage and friend. That's what you ought to strive for.

And that's what you have to build by the grace of God which she was bound by sin, because she been blinded by Satan. Satan had lied to her. Satan said this is the way you can find satisfaction lady is Dr. Robert G. Lee, the late great pastor of this church used to say you can eat the devils corn. If you want to, but he was choking on the cob of the devil as he said, offers high wages, but it pays and counterfeit money. Bible says the bread of the seed of sweet but afterward a man's mouth shall be filled with gravel. Satan had blinded this moment and now she just broken by sorrow.

She's been discarded by these men like some kind of worn out garment synapses thrills but it doesn't have its joints, sin thrills that it kills.

It fascinates then it assassinates and hears you.

She was bound by sin blinded by Satan, broken by sorrow. But Jesus must needs go through Samaria. This was a divine appointment. And Jesus begins to talk to this woman about living water about the drinking from the well of salvation himself. The fountain of living water.

Now what she did was what many people do when you start to zero in on the spiritually.

She began to argue denominations.

She said now wait a minute, you're a Jew where Samaritans, the Jews worship in Jerusalem.

The Samaritans worship in Samaria. The Jews worship on Mount Zion. We worship on Mount terrorism which is the right place to worship never knows how people want to argue denominational is relevant. Talk about salvation, which is the right place at the worship she saying we worship here because our fathers worship your father Jacob worship here in our fathers are telling us this is the right place to worship the Baptist was talking to Methodist trying to get the Methodist be a Baptist Baptist at the Methodist why you Methodist wire to Baptist patient. Well, I'm a Methodist because my father was a Methodist and his father was a Methodist lima Methodist Baptist said that it makes sense. What if your father was a fool when your grandfather was a fool, and what would you be so I guess I be Baptist. People are your that's what this woman is doing. She saying we worship look in verse 20 our fathers worship in this mountain and you say that in Jerusalem is the place where man ought to worship now. Jesus now begins to talk to her about what I want to talk to you about today and that is the subject of all what this woman needed was an encounter with the living God, and that encounter is called worship. Now this woman only had to alternative elites that she knew of that is she could worship at Mount terrorism.

The place of worship there that the Samaritans had built our she thought maybe in Jerusalem. Now these were the two options of that day. Now let me tell you what they were like the Samaritans worship with Z as a matter fact there's still a few Samaritans alive today. Did you know that I have been to this place and I been up on Mount terrorism and I have met some Samaritans there's some real live living Samaritans today just a handful of them.

Just a few hundred that are still living today still worshiping their about the Samaritans. The Samaritans rejected most of the Old Testament, they only Five books of the Old Testament. What we call definitive the rest of it they said we don't have anything to do with so they rejected primarily a good part of the word of God, but you talk about worshiping with fervor and zeal they still do that, they still make animal sacrifices to date. These Samaritans have a zeal but not according to knowledge. That's the kind of worship they had in in Samaria.

Now the Jews they worship in Jerusalem.

They believe all of the Bible of that day, the Old Testament, they believe that from Genesis to Malachi.

They believe that all and they worship there in the temple, but their religion was Dan Dan as a way Jesus said Isaiah prophesied of you this people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

So what you had here on the one hand is uninformed zeal and on the other hand, dead orthodoxy. That's what you have today. Folks all around.

If you look around by large web basically the same thing today, when people are trying worship. The Samaritans worshiped in ignorance. But they had zeal, the Jews had the truth but they rejected the spirit. Thank God we don't have to choose between enthusiastic heresy are lifeless orthodoxy and so this woman had these two options.

They had the heat without light or light without heat the frying fanaticism of the freezing formalism, but neither one of them knew the truth of what is to worship now with that as a background I want to look not the Scripture in verse 21 Jesus say that her woman. Believe me, that our cometh, when you showed neither in this mountain that is Mount terrorism where they were more yet it Jerusalem worship the father he worship ye know not what that is. You got ignorant worship we know what we worship for salvation is of the Jews. They had the true, but I notice verse 23 but the hour cometh, and now is when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit. That's what the Samaritans specialized in and in truth. That's what the Jews specialized in for the policy.

Could such to worship him. God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Now, with that in mind, I want to talk to you about worship today. What is worship in spirit and improve very quickly. I hope you get these facts down fact number one we lost worship right person for it to be true worship.

Look, if you will, in verse 23. The Bible says, for the father secret, such to worship him must worship the right person and who is the right person. The father idolatry is to worship the wrong God first Corinthians chapter 8 verse six says there is but one God the father. There is but one God, now we have today. People who want call God father. They won't call godmothers my fax of some foolish people even rewritten the Bible to call God the father mother God in all of this theological garbage and that's what it is, folks, I today this, but sheer garbage God is father. There is one God the father. That's what the word of God says not if that offends you, apologize to me at the service now forgive you bring that's just what the Bible says God is father father is not what God is like. Father is what God is. That is the very nature of God that does not demean or demote anybody just simply means that God is father, you know what we are seeing today a subtle move from father God to mother Earth.

Have you noticed that. Beyond that, some to Uncle Sam. Father God mother Earth Uncle Sam but Frank. We must worship we must worship the right person. The father Sica such to worship him. Did you know that Jesus called God the father, more than 70 times in the Gospels that was his favorite term for the Almighty.

Now that blesses me that blesses me because I've been thinking about the nature of God, you think about his omnipotence, his mighty power he can do anything you think about his omniscience, he knows everything you think about his omnipresence.

He's everywhere somebody said that God is a circle who centers everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere that's a mind-boggling thought that his omnipresence is a great double-jointed word and many others can understand that many of us can relate to that father would relate to the net and will your part to give him glory coming up on tomorrow's broadcast. If you have questions about who Jesus is about what he means to you how to receive the forgiveness that he's offering. You got are discovered. Jesus page@lwf.org/radio to find resources and materials that can answer any questions you may have. Thanks for joining us today. And remember, because the Lord dwells in us every day is a holy in every place.

Worship God today with your home. Tune in next time for the conclusion on love


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