Maturing in our Worship ~ The Place of Worship

John 4:19-24

19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 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. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 

Worship  refers to  the actions motivated by an attitude  and desire to honour and celebrate the worth of another person (God).

Worship is our Response to God. Respond to God and become one with God.

Worship can  be seen as our Devotion to God.

Worship is our willingness to Submit to God’s will.

Worship allows us to live in harmony with God.

True worship is motivated by a desire for being in God’s presence.

 

The place of Worship is in the heart:

The heart connects what we do both in private to what we do in public worship.

True worship is not confined to a physical place nor space.

True worship is not dependent on what songs are chosen.

True worship is not dependent on how we feel but  on the state of our hearts.

Whether Jews or Samaritans,  Protestant  or  Evangelical, worship from the heart promotes  substance over hype.

 

True Worship is offered in Spirit and in Truth

 

God is Spirit

A self-sufficient and independent Spirit

An eternal Spirit

An unchangeable Spirit

An omnipresent Spirit

An all-knowing Spirit

 

God is Truth 

When we are in God’s presence, we cannot pretend  as God sees beyond our Mask.

Because God is Truth

  • Our desire for God, through worship must be genuine
  • Our Faith and trust in God  must be unwavering
  • Gratitude to God must be reflected in our worship of God

 

The place of Worship is in the heart.

True Worship is offered in Spirit and in Truth.

God is Spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.