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How to Keep the Wonder in Your Worship

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March 23, 2021 8:00 am

How to Keep the Wonder in Your Worship

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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March 23, 2021 8:00 am

Our highest privilege as Christians is to know and enjoy God’s presence in a personal and exciting way. But what happens when we find ourselves in a spiritual drought? In this message, based on the Book of Malachi, Adrian Rogers identifies three ways to keep the wonder in our worship.

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Means little to you. It will mean little to God. Listen to Adrian Rogers. I'm telling you folks that God deserves the best of what we had. Don't get God that which is lame and safe. At 11 oh listen when you're wearing your gift mix on the remains. Little you feel belittled, give your best. Welcome to love and worth finding featuring the dynamic teaching the proclaimed pastor and Bible teacher Adrian Rogers, our highest privilege as Christians is to know and enjoy God's presence in the personal and exciting way. But what happens when we find ourselves in a spiritual drought. The book of Malachi reveals three key ways to keep the wonder of firing your faith. If you have your Bible turn to Malachi chapter 1 will begin in verse six is Adrian Rogers reveals how to keep the wonder in our worship.

I want to find the book of Malachi as the last book of the Old Testament while talking about tonight is how to keep the wonder in your worship were talking about giving God glory and I believe one of the worst things in this world is half hearted worship, no matter how many people are attending.

How sad to see a full church empty. People trying to overflow how we have that that wonder in our worship.

One man had been missing church for a long time.

The pastor went to see him and call on him.

The man began to get one excuse another excuse to battle work. The children have been sick.

Kate had difficulty with the farm animals, and then he said it's been raining and raining and raining every Sunday.

The pastor said what is right church. He said yeah and that's another reason I call what we do about these drive services how to put some spiritual lubrication in our worship well were going to see what happens when the joy the wonder of the through the assassin goes out of our worship say Adrian don't you ever get tired and weary, yes I did weary in the work, but I've never ever been wary of the work. What I want to do is talk to you about how to keep the wonder in worship.

I want to talk to about how to keep a fire in your faith. I have not to let it become weary not to's not that it what is that what cools us down. Why are we not thrilled about the things of God. How can you keep the one in your worship. Three ways number one you need to recognize the nature recognize the nature of God look at verse six. A song honor of his father and a servant his master by then be a father, where is my honor and of IBA master, where is my fear now first thing God is our father and we are his sons and fathers are to be on the word honor that comes a word which means weight giving weight to it needs to be taking someone seriously, you take God seriously. I mean, are you serious about your worship. That's the reason the Bible says over Jesus said, in and out Revelation chapter 3 verses 15 and 16 to the church at Laodicea because loudly thought Nicole would look more, I will spew the out of my mouth. I told you before G.

Campbell Morgan said that lukewarmness is the worst form of blasphemy God says I my father where is my honor. That's the reason when Jesus taught us to pray, how did he teach us to pray.

How do we begin our prayer our father which art in heaven how in the so God is the father. That's one way that we recognize the nature of God and not always God the father, but God is the master look at it again in verse six and then he says if if I be a master, where is my fear that as God is a father he deserves honor and of God is our master, he deserves fear you, we have a generation today. That does not fear God. Some people say II don't believe in religion building fear. All true religion is built on fear, not a filthy fear. The Bible says, the fear of the Lord is clean, not a dreadnought, a cringing horror of God. The fear of God is love only TVs and we need old-fashioned reverence for God summarizes will tell a preacher we don't want to mull that loud music. We will reference we don't want any more handclapping.

We will reverence print if you only understood how they praise God in the Bible you diddled us for being too quiet. I mean in the Bible. Yes, there were quiet times. The Bible says be still and know that I'm God. But in the Bible that would Braum's in symbols and leaping and dancing and praising God with all one's might. And shouting unto the Lord, that doesn't mean you're reverent. It means that you're so full of joy that you cannot be still. You cannot be quiet, but there is this fear of God in our hearts we serve the Lord God is a father on God is our master Gilliam fear not only recognize the nature of God, but then right on the heels of that you reverence the name of God you reverence the name of God now beginning verse six again and listen to a song honor of his father and a servant his master. If I then, the father where is my honor if I be a master, where is my fear saith the Lord of hosts under you old priest to watch this that despise my name.

You say all wherein have we despise thy name. Well, he says in verse 11 for my main should be great among the heathen, said the Lord clothes but GM profaned and that you say the table of the Lord is polluted and the fruit very and even his meat is contemptible and he said also, behold what a weariness it is and it's not that it, saith the Lord. Now remember God's name stands for his character.

What is his character is a father and he is a master. Now how can we despise God's name we can despise God's name by half hearted worship look in verse six and go right on through with me now know lose it of the last part of verse six, if I be master, where is my fear saith the Lord of host WO priest that despise my name and you say where in that we despise my name, I listen you offer polluted bread upon mine altar and you say where we polluted the bodies are smart Alec questions asking Almighty God, almost insolent questions, God answers them in that you say the table of the Lord is contemptible.

That is, I don't have to bring the best offerings and lay them on the table for Lord. And if you offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not even an appeal for the lame and the sick, is it not evil all for it. Now unto thy governor, will he be pleased with the car except live person set the Lord of hosts know what were they doing. They were coming to the Lord and in that day they would offer animal sacrifices.

We don't do that in this day but in that day they would offer animal sacrifices and I got the flock and they had some cripple sheet some laying oxen. Some blind animal, something that was worthless, useless, something it had a scabby scar, a blemish or something wrapped that even died in the field, they would bring it an offer to the Lord. Now the Bible absolutely totally is against that. Now why were these offerings.

Why were they required to be perfect because everyone was a picture of who Jesus and you know what Peter said about Jesus in first Peter one verse eight and nine. It was a lamb without spot and without blemish. He was the perfect offering all these Old Testament offerings were a picture of the Lord Jesus Christ and God says don't bring to me and offering that is wounded or we are blind or sick are blemish and looking verse eight chapter 1, Malachi verse I go back and if you all for the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil entity all for the lame and sick is it not evil. And then he throws a challenge to them all for it now to thy governor will he accept now if the government were going to come and you say, oh governor was so happy to have you in our city and our home in our synagogue in our temple is a gift for you and you bring out a sick cow you bring out a scabby animal of some kind to bring out something that is blind and you say there.

This governor is for you.

God says that to the government when he accepted no it would give you best. If the government became the print server is my visit. How does that relate to us. Do we give God bless. Then we give to the government. I suppose now when April 15 comes around views ride the IRS and you say you know I know I should pay man come back to life, Heather a bedroom luck here lately and that things are not just what they ought to be. So I decide not to pay my taxes this year you ever heard about that way about making offerings to little when you notice things that happen and so I've decided, go tithing don't I get back on my feet. Try that on the IRS. All right, let's try this try this on your balls tomorrow morning. No I didn't coming to work. I had company became heart you know I've been gone so hard I I just decided to sleep in today tried on the boss. Try this on your wife. I bought myself a $300 suit and I got you a $10 dressing room sale from your wife will listen. Why is it that we eat the cake and give God the crowns. That's what they were doing. They were not offering the best to Jesus. I'm telling you folks that God deserves the best of what we had.

Don't give God that which is lame and sick and left over dance is you giving me these castaway things you giving me things that you don't really want anyway. Sometimes we have a mission house so that they furniture that the below warnings broken or been scar the city with a hole in the summer.

Say no less.

Give that to the missionaries why not let them have the best and you have the city with a hole in taking up food a food offering what we do. We look under the sink.

We find that box oatmeal with the water strip go men, and when will that take data to get those 13 cans of tamales you had back get rid of these get these out what else is scabby and blind, and scarred less best give that the God let's give our best to the master is not just give him something that we don't want anyway that's what he saying God says your governor would you do that for the government was. Let me give you verse I found I was.

I was amazed when I found this first Exodus 22 verse 31 God says, and ye shall be holy man under me, neither shall ye eat anyplace that is torn of beast in the field that I said that you find.

For example, a deer that's been killed in the field. The only don't he says this. Listen to it. You should be holy man under me, neither shall ye eat anyplace that is torn of beast in the field, he shall cast it to the dogs. Don't you read it tested to the dog.

Nice talk about animals now that have been torn donated give it to the dog and what some folks are doing the giving God dog food, giving John Thompson they say. It is not fit for us to God. Why was there worship and awareness well because they were offering to God. Halfhearted worthy sacrifices listen when you bring your gift next Sunday. If it means little to you. It will mean little to him say that again if it means little to you. It will mean little to him.

Give your best to the master I was reading about David when David wanted a place to put the ark of the covenant, and now David is the king and here's what it says psych assignment chapter 24 verse 20 and a rune look and saw the king and his servants coming on toward him and a rune. I went out and bowed himself before the king on his face to the ground and when I said wherefore is my lord the king come to his servant and David said to buy the threshing floor of the to build an altar unto the Lord, that the plague may be stayed from the people how to run a set under David let my lord the king take an offer up what seemed good under him, behold here be oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing instruments and other instruments of the oxen for wood. All these things did our room, not as a king, give unto the king and a rune assented to the king, the Lord thy God acceptably and the king said unto our May but I will surely buy of the at a price.

Neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that cost me nothing. So David Ball the threshing floor and the oxen for 50 shekels of silver, and David built there an altar unto the Lord, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings now arena was a good man David said look I will make a sacrifice to God is a plague of the land and I want the plague to be stop was his okay that's one of our units, there is my oxen sacrifice anymore. Here are the instruments for plowing, take that and burn it yawns babysitter, thank you very much. But I'm not going to let you give it to me.

I want to make an offering to God. God forbid that I should offer to the Lord about which it calls me know if some are giving make no difference at all in Alaska, God forbid that I should offer to the Lord about which costs me nothing.

God's name can be defiled by our sacrifice and God's name can be defiled by our service. Notice in verse 11, he says for from the rising of the sun even into the going down of the same mind name shall be great among the Gentiles and in every place incense shall be offered in the my name for a pure offering for my name, and shall be great among the heathen that the Lord of hosts which you profaned it and that you say the table of the Lord is polluting and the fruit thereof. Even his meat is contemptible and he said also, behold what a wariness it is now God says you profaned my name what you think of when you think of profanity is think of someone in a barroom using swearwords. We want profanities profanity is when you use the name of God and don't mean it when you not enthuse when you stand in a church like this and saying, oh how I love Jesus and uniting think about what you're saying here mind is off somewhere on some business deal.

What you gonna do legally with at the church.

The worst profanity happens in the house of God. God says you have profaned my name how by halfhearted worship by halfhearted worship.

Think what an insult that is the Almighty God is bull when listserv is revealed, the same people you get excited when a ball game goes into overtime. When souls are being saved and people coming to Jesus and we say, saying one more stanza of the loan friend listen to me when business for the king. We need to keep the wonder in our worship and we cannot comment offer to God that we discussed cost us nothing offer castaways to God and then profaned his name. His name is to be great not to be clock watchers built God's name is not to be defiled. It is to be declared look in verse 11 is what God wants done with his name. Look at it from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same mind name should be great among the Gentiles in every place incense shall be offered under my name for a pure offering in my name for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord, but ye have profaned it now levitated the greatest name that I know is Jesus. Every attribute of God. Every quality of God is summed up and magnified in that name Jesus pastor, you sure about that.

Absolutely. The Bible says God had given him Jesus.

The name which is above every name there is no other way that takes precedent over that name Jesus know how we ought to honor the name of Jesus Christ friend. Think of Jesus for salvation and that name acceptor four verse 12.

Neither is there salvation in any other part is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be say there's worship and that name for Jesus said in Matthew 18 verse 20 were two or three are gathered together in my name Jeremiah in the midst of them. There is authority in that name in Colossians 3 verse 17 and whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks and the goblet followed by him this prayer and that name John 15 verse 16. Eva chosen me, but I chose new Jesus had no danger that you should go and bring forth fruit and that your fruit should remain. And whatsoever he shall ask of the father in my name he will give it to you what we need to do friend is to remember the nature of God reference the name of God, offer a worthy sacrifice use his name with a sense of all and wonder, and then the third and final thing respect the nobility of God. Look in verse 14, but cursed be the deceiver that hath in his flock a male and valid and sacrificing to the Lord a corrupt line. That is, he has a worthy offering, but he makes a bow and a promise to offer some unworthy offering God's as a curses upon, for I am a great king set the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen that speaks of the nobility of God.

God is a king look folks, when we remember his nature. He's a father and out where his sons would honor him. He's he's a master where servants way to fear him. We need to reference his name not to profaned his name. Just remember the name of Jesus every time was saying appraiser pray again don't profaned his name and then finally respect his nobility. He is the king the absolute king now in these verses that I've shared with you. Here's what God is his father is master and his cane as sons, God deserves our love as servants he deserves. Ali and as subjects. He deserves our loyal what a powerful word from God's word today Almighty God deserves our love our labor and our loyalty. If you listing today and you have questions about your relationship with him about how to receive the forgiveness that he's offering you, through Jesus Christ, go to where discovered Jesus page@lwf.org/radio to find resources and materials that will answer questions you may have about your faith again. Click discover jesus@lwf.org/radio.

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