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Faithful in Worship | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
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May 20, 2021 8:00 am

Faithful in Worship | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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May 20, 2021 8:00 am

Adrian Rogers reveals the meaning, method and motive of true worship, our greatest need and privilege.

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Was the real reason we go to church. Listen closely to Adrian Rogers you will come to church to hear a sermon primarily it will come to church to criticize or critique a solo you come to church to worship God and of his music helps you worship God that is fulfilled as part of the branch of the word ask for encourage and worship God, and I fulfill my purpose.

But my friend, you have come to worship more than that, did you come to worship you brought your worship because it's very hard to come to worship service on Sunday when you have been worshiping six days a week will consume him worth fighting featuring the timeless truths of presented through the messages Adrian Rogers, our greatest need privilege and supreme duty as believers in Christ is to worship God. It's the very reason we were created.

We are invited, commanded, encouraged and empowered to worship God because we become like what we worship part one of today's message. We began learning the meaning of true worship.

How can we practice it was our real motivation if you have your Bible turn to John chapter 4 is Adrian Rogers concludes this powerful message faithful in worship. I think the finest door and all of the Bible that tells about worship is here in John chapter 4. It's about a woman who had a waisted in a ruined life.

How woman who was the finished product of the devils are a woman who was on the trashy of life, a woman who had unsatisfied desires. A woman who'd been going from affair to affair from marriage to marriage trying to find satisfaction and she never found it until she found it in biblical worship. There was a woman, you have to feel sorry for this woman. She been blinded by Satan. He promised her so much and she had known from husband to husband and from affair to affair, but her burned-out life was a monument to the lies of Satan. She had become a slave of sand and now she's like a faded flour thrown away in the garbage can. She's become the dirty plaything of a dirtier man. Like so many today we call it the new morality is not movements very old and is certainly not Morrow, led by Hollywood these actresses that have faces like angels and models like alleycat this this woman today married five times. Maybe today they give her the Academy award. She had been blinded by Satan. She been broken by sorrow she's discarded thrown away.

She's filled with emptiness, disillusionment just to come out to fill the water pots even at a time when other people are not there in the middle of the day because she doesn't want to be saying Jesus social outcast and she's bound by sin. She's tried religion, she knew religion.

She wanted to talk about religion, but she did know God. Jesus said what you worship. You don't even know her religion had not work she's like so many today who have a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof, and to this moment.

Blinded by Satan. This woman broken by sorrow. This woman bound by sin.

Jesus taught her lesson. What we need to learn today though one worship three things. First of all we must learn the meaning of true worship look in verse 22. Look at this. Jesus said to this woman you worship, you know, not what a lot of people today who worship but it is vain worship because they don't understand the meaning of worship what they worship. They don't even really know true worship is the adoring contemplation of God through Jesus Christ. True worship is all that I am responding all that he is my body, my soul my spirit responding to God father son and Holy Ghost my mind my motion my window.

My lifted to him and praise and adoration and thanksgiving. Our English word worship comes from an old English combination worth ship that is worship is because of the worth that we see in our Lord.

We worship what we consider to be worthy. Revelation chapter 5 in verse 12 speaks of those in heaven worshiping, saying with a loud voice, worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing. Worship is all that I am responding all that he is now. That is the meaning of worship. Let me speak to you for just a moment about the method of true worship Jesus in this passage said in verses 21 through 23 that we must worship the father in spirit and in truth they said that in response to her question. She wanted to get a theological debate going as to where the true place of worship was she set our father's worship in this mountain she was in Samaria at Mount terrorism where there was a rival altar to the altar. Built in Jerusalem. She said you say that you want to worship in Jerusalem now which is the right place to worship in Jerusalem are in Samaria is like some people.

When you go to tell them about Jesus to get them say they want to say what is right, the baptism of the Methodist. She is want to start a common argument about religion what what words arrive, places, who has cornered the market on own worship, but where is the right place to worship. What's the significance of these two places well in Samaria, and Mount terrorism those Samaritans who worship their head jettisoned most of the Bible. All they had done was to accept the first five books of the Bible we call that the two Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy, and they didn't leave the rest of the Bible, but they had a very fervent worship. No shipping they were worshiping in ignorance and was ignorant worship.

Now the Jews in Jerusalem. They believed that all they believe Moses, the prophets, the Psalms, they believe that all and they know how to cross every T they knew how to dot every I but they couldn't spell. Love because while they were theologically straight.

They had the proof they didn't have the spirit of God and they had dead orthodoxy.

Now I am Samaria.

They had spirited worship but it was ignorant worship. They were spring they didn't know in Jerusalem.

They said all we have the truth, but they did have a speaker Jesus say that I was coming and now is when you're not going to say there are there which are going to worship God out of your heart and spirit and in truth, one is not a substitute for the other.

We must worship God in spirit and in truth.

Now what is the meaning of true worship. It is in order to worship truly you must be regenerated by the father you must be regenerated by the father. Jesus said you told worship the father.

Now how does God become the father when you're born into his family. Jesus over 70 times called God father God is not like a father, God is father. That's God's description.

He is the father. But how does God get to be your father you must be born into this family.

God is not your father merely because you are human being. Jesus said in John chapter 8 and verse 44 to these Pharisees worship at Jerusalem.

You are of your father the devil, and the lust of your father you will do. How does God get to be our father, what again Jesus said in the same Gospel of John is says of him. He came into his own and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave me the power to become the children of God. Jesus said I'm the way the truth and the life of no man comes into the father but by me. So when the word of God comes in the heart like a seed to impregnate you.

You are born again of the spiritual born into the family of God. And then, because you are born into the family of God, you have the nature of God in the spirit of God and you cry, Abba, father Basso number one you must be regenerated of the father to worship. You must worship the father and worship the father you must know the sun, the Messiah, that this woman met this day to know the Lord Jesus Christ who is the living water was the water of life who regenerates you so that you can know and worship the father now question answer proven.

Do you know the father have you been born into the family of God.

Do you have a new birth. Can you bow your head and pray it and say it and mean it. Our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

You must be regenerated by the father number two. You must be activated by the spirit of Jesus said you must worship the father how in spirit and in truth. Now it is necessary to be born again, but you must also be spirit filled the Bible says in Ephesians chapter 5 in verse 18. Be not drunk with wine. When the success would be filled with the spirit and then when you're filled with the spirit here is the result of speaking to yourselves and Saul and him and spiritual songs, saying, and making melody in your heart to the Lord, not in Jerusalem not in Samaria but in your heart. You see, it is the Holy Spirit of God that energizes your worship again. Let me tell you this. If you have no desire to worship you not saved in not same because you don't have the spirit of God in you. Well let me put this caveat here, let me say that you just may be saying but you're so terribly backslidden.

You have no right believe you are. I mean, God says four to spirited our hearts, crying, Abba father you want to praise him one of the birthmarks of the believer have a desire to worship the father. If you today think that worship is boring, incidental, unnecessary you don't desire to worship God, you better get a lonely checkup and find out if you know the God of heaven, and if you knew you better say well I must not be spirit filled friend when you get saved until the Holy Spirit you have to backslide to keep from worshiping him.

If you can't be silent.

You want to praise him because you will be worship him, worshiping him in spirit and in truth these I will have you how you feel, Holy Spirit wildness to this question. What is the purpose and the desire of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said he will not speak of himself he would take the things of mine and you show them to you. He will glorify me, you know what the office work of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.

When the desire of your heart is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. When the one consummate burning desire is to glorify Christ, the Holy Spirit of God will fill you in flood you and enable you to do that you must be regenerated by the father you must be activated by the spirit. Thirdly, you must be regulated by the word you worship the father how in spirit and in truth. Now, one is not a substitute for the other. Some people just will all spirit worship. They want to come together and they want to sing and they want to praise and I want to clap their hands and they want to testify and they want to share but they don't study the word of God. That's the reason that when we come to worship service as an electrical part of our worship service is to open the word of God and study the word of God and why because Jesus said, with a worship in spirit and in truth. And if you worship in spirit and not in truth, you become a fanatic if you worship in truth and not in spirit. You become a Pharisee if you worship in spirit and in truth, you will become a worshiping Christian when you worship the Father in spirit and in truth, Dr. Vance Hafner spoke of those who are legalist and those who are our fanatics and he said thank God we don't have to freeze in formalism or Friday and fanaticism. We can just simply worship God in spirit and in truth. So to be filled with the Holy Spirit of God is the way to worship and to be filled with the word of God is the way worship Psalm 145 verse 18 the Lord is nigh under all them that call upon him all that call upon him in truth. That's the reason we spoke about one of the very fundamentals and factors of faithfulness is the word of God.

That's the worship in truth today were talking about worshiping in spirit. Now let me give to you the third thing that I had to say very quickly and I'll be finished. First of all we said we must know the meaning of true worship. Secondly, we must understand the method of worship to worship the Father in spirit and in truth, I thirdly I want to think about the motive for worship and how important this is. Look in verse 23 then says the father's sake of such to worship him master question. Did you come to church today seeking something. Did you if you did, I'm glad you did. But God came seeking something also. God came to the service, seeking something the father seeking such to worship him say God is a God of love. What good is it being out of love.

If there's no one to love and not to be loved by anyone. How can love expresses itself. That's why we're here is why did God create us is or will God create us to serve him while angels do a better job than we can know God created us, not primarily to serve him, but to know him and to love him, and your love and your worship meets a great need in the heart of God and a great need in your heart and soul.

God seeks such to worship him for what worship will do for the heart of God and for what worship will do for you when you come into the Kings chambers and I have that intimate fellowship with the Lord.

That's the great motive. Soren Kierkegaard, whose theology I don't buy completely told a story that I completely agree with. He said in many services the people think like it's a great play and somehow the preacher on Sunday morning is the actor in this play and he's on the platform and the people sitting out there. All the spectators and their like critics to a claim on to criticize and so they critique the music they critique the service they critique the sermon because they are the critics, here's the actor and there watching him perform, but Kierkegaard said that's not the way worship is if you make it analogous to applying the people sitting out there on the actors, the preacher is the prompter behind the wings and God is the audience to see you don't come to church to hear a sermon primarily, you will come to church to criticize or critique a solo you come to church to worship God and of his music helps you worship God and is fulfilled as part if the preaching of the word has encourage you to worship God and I fulfill my purpose. But my friend, you have come to worship and more than that, did you come to worship you brought your worship when you came because it's very hard to come to worship service on Sunday when you have been worshiping six days a week.

We come in here and we bring our praise into the house of the Lord, almost tragic stories I ever read was this in a wealthy Boston suburb. They were having a christening party for little baby.

They invited the guest after the christening Miller all that Anderson wealthy beautiful apartment they were eating and drinking, and enjoying themselves when somebody said by the way, where is the baby. The mother's heart jumped. She ran to the back bedroom where she had put that baby in the middle of that huge expanse of bed knowing the baby could not rule but in the darkness. The guest to come in there and thrown their heavy winter coats on that bed.

Frantically, she dug through those coats brought out the suffocated and did body of that little baby whose christening. They come to celebrate smothered me for coats of the gas. I have to say that the tragic store I Maitre tell you that. But I tell you in the spiritual realm. I believe it's almost as tragic when we have assemblies and we come together theoretically to worship and give him praise and he himself is smothered under activity. We slept backs and bring coffee talk about ballgames and come in here everything except give him the glory and the praise brethren. We have met to worship and adore the godly love and all is made unless the spirit one comes down, we are to give him praise and give him glory visually and corporately well worshiping community and a factor faithfulness is that you worship. When you miss the worship services using Dodge in a very important to me. But when you come in when you truly worship you saying two things you saying God is important to me and my brothers and sisters and his family are important to me. Let me talk to just a moment about how to make God your father you make God your father when you repent of your sin and receive Christ as your personal savior and are born into this family. You can pray right now where you are this moment and God will save you instantaneously and forever. Not only will he save you, he will keep you and you put his Spirit in your heart where you can worship him in spirit and in truth, which is your deepest need and your greatest privilege. Would you pray a prayer like this.

If you're not certain that your safety or God. I know that you love me and I know that you want to save me Jesus.

I believe you're the son of God. I believe you paid my sin debt with your blood on the cross. I believe God raised from the dead, and I believe the salvation is a gift and I receive it. Right now I repent of my sin.

I'm sick of my sin. I turn for my sin. I receive you as my Lord and Savior come into my life take control of my life begin now to make me the person you want me to be. Save me Lord Jesus pray that save me Lord Jesus save me Jesus did you asking them by faith, pray this way.

Thank you for saving me. Jesus, thank you, Lord Jesus, you know, my Savior, my Lord, my defender, my Redeemer and my friend in Jesus because you died for me.

I live for you. You hung make it on the cross for me, I'll confess you openly.

I'll do it. Lord, I'll make a public profession of my faith.

I'll not be ashamed of. You will you died for me. I'll stand up for you in your name I pray, amen.

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This message is also part of the insightful factors of faithfulness series for the complete collection all seven powerful messages: number 1877 love God or you can order or you can write to order it. Love worth finding box 38, 600 Memphis, TN 38183. What is your worship life say about how much more if you placed on God. Consider the meaning method and motive of true worship as you glorify God in your faithfulness to we hope you'll join us next time. For more profound truth. Simply stated by Adrian Rogers on the way we received testimony from a listener that was so encouraging Ellen share with you.

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