He is worthy! God is worthy of our praise! He alone is worthy of glory and honor!
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1He is worthy!God is worthy of our praise! He alone is worthy of glory and honor! This morning I want to focus on the fact that Jesus is worthy of our praise!Before we do, lets review some of what we have already discussed about Worship.2He is worthy!God created us to worship.It is not a question of if but what? Even atheists worship.How can you tell what people worship? Heres the Worship Test:Look at your checkbook or examine your credit card statements. Where is your money going?
3He is worthy!2) Evaluate your time. What consumes most of your time? 3) Listen to what you are saying. You can tell what people value the most in their life by just listening to them talk. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. Jesus 4) What consumes most of your thought life?5) I live for __________.4He is worthy!God is not against things or even success, but we are not to worship them. They cannot give you what God can. Things are to be used for Gods glory and are not to be worshiped. If God is not on the throne of your heart, you will find yourself asking, Is this all there is? There has to be more! You will never be fulfilled in life until you are worshiping the God Who created you to worship.
5He is worthy!3. We worship God for 2 reasons:We worship God for Who He is.We worship God for what He has done for us.Remember: Who God is, is what He does for us.Who He is = The Healer (Salvation, Provider, DelivererWhat He does = He heals us of all of our diseases6He is worthy!4. The First Battle and the Last Battle are about the same thingWorship! 5. The battle for mans worship still rages today. The question is: What are you going to worship?True worship is about giving your whole life to Jesus and recognizing how worthy He is. He died for you, and He alone is worthy of our worship.7He is worthy!Worthy speaks of value, honor, and respect. One who is deserving of our worship & admiration. Even though we all agree that God is worthy of our worship, I have to ask the question: Why do believers come to church & not enter into worship?I am not talking about why unbelievers do not worship God. I get that, but why do believers have a hard time doing it?8He is worthy!1. They have not discovered that worship is a lifestyle.We wake up worshiping God. As we go through the day, we are to worship Him.We are even to worship Him when we wake up in the middle of the night. This worship thing is 24/7! And, it is not to be reserved only for the so-called worship hour on Sunday morning. It is a lifestyle!9He is worthy!When you get that revelation, worship in here will just be a continuation of what you have been doing throughout the week.
It is so easy to enter in and tell God that you love Him because you have been doing it all week!10He is worthy!2. Some do not have a clear revelation of what God has done for them.I have come to realize that many believers just have Fire Insurance. That is how they see salvationprotection from hell. If we could just get a brief glimpse of what we have been delivered from, we would shout our praises from the housetops!11He is worthy!Think about it: you have been set free from sinsicknessbondageshatredfears hell And, gloriously brought into His marvelous light! That in itself ought to fill our hearts with such gratitude that we cant help ourselves!12He is worthy!The Great Exchange
SinForgivenSicknessWholeness & HealedBondages FreedomHatredLove & Forgiveness Fears Faith & CourageHell Heaven13He is worthy!3. Some believers have a negative stereotype about worship.This is especially true for men. Hey, real men dont get emotional, sing out loud and worship in church. Or, do they?14He is worthy!Show Worship Hater Video Here15He is worthy!Well, at least, we are emotional about what we want to be emotional about.Have you ever seen someone who did not grow up in church get dramatically saved and set free? Then, watch them begin to worship God? They have no religious baggage about worship and about what is proper to do or not to do in church.They just worship out of their gratefulness. It is pure and unadulterated worship!16He is worthy!Some people say, Hey, I was not raised that way. We never raised our hands in church, and God bless the soul if they ever clapped in church! Guess what? I wasnt raised that way either! When I went to my first contemporary worship service, I thought to myself: This is what it is supposed to be like. As I looked around the sanctuary, I noticed that every one acted like they wanted to be there! They were enjoying worshiping God.17He is worthy!4. Some find it hard to worship God when they have unconfessed sin in their life.When you worship God, you are brought into the Presence of the Living God. If there is sin there, the Holy Spirit will gently nudge you about it. Some try to ignore it and others just refuse to enter in because they dont want to deal with it.DIRTY WINDSHEILD it is not until you turn into the Son that you see the dirt. 18He is worthy!5. Some have trouble worshiping God when they keep remembering all the bad things people have done to them in the past.You may have been abused, unjustly accused or mistreated by someone else.If you have never dealt with it, the painful memory can hinder you from entering into worship. When you start to worship that pain is brought up again, and it shuts your worship down. If that is you, it is time to begin to receive the Lords healing in that area of your life and to forgive.19He is worthy!6. It could actually be something as simple as you had a spat with your spouse or with another member of your household on the way to church.FORGIVE! Release it! Then, lean over and quietly & gently tell them that you are sorry whether you were in the right or not. Hotel Halls vs. Washing Machine AgitatorsBottom Line: Why we worship God boils down to the fact that He is worthy of our worship, and we were created to give it to Him. That has to become a revelation to us.20He is worthy!Turn to Revelation 4, which gives us a glimpse of worship in heaven.This will give us a clear picture of how worthy Jesus is to worship.Chapter 1 is about Jesus. He is alive forevermore.Chapters 2-3 are about the Church. Each of the 7 churches of Asia are representative of churches throughout history.Chapter 4:1 is seen by many to be the moment of the Rapture of the Church because the next time you see the Church in Revelation is in heaven. 21He is worthy!Revelation 4:1 Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this."
This is the same Voice John had heard earlier that was like a trumpet blast. It was the Voice of Jesus Christ.Come up here! Many believe this is the place of the Rapture in the book of Revelation. Immediately we are ushered into the Throne Room of God!22He is worthy!Revelation 4:2-3 And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. 3 The One sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstoneslike jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled His throne like a rainbow. This is a description of the Lord on His throne. He shone like a brilliant gemstone.Jasper is quartz of various colorsred, yellow and brown.Carnelian a red gemstone.Emerald green and probably different shades of green like a rainbow around His head.23He is worthy!4 Twenty-four thrones surrounded Him, and twenty-four elders sat on them. They were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads. Why 24 elders? There were 12 tribes in Israel and 12 apostles. These are representative of all the believers throughout the ages worshiping the One on the throne!This clearly shows that we were created to worship the King of kings!24He is worthy!5 From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. This is the sevenfold Spirit of God. Lightning and Thunder show the majesty and power of our God.Reminiscent of Mt. SinaiSevenfold Spirit of God is another name for the Holy Spirit.25He is worthy!6 In front of the throne was a shiny sea of glass, sparkling like crystal.Clear glass was very rare in Johns day, and this shows the holiness of God. There is no evil or darkness in Him. He is just and true in all of His ways.James 1:17 Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle. (MSG)26He is worthy!6b In the center and around the throne were four living beings, each covered with eyes, front and back. 7 The first of these living beings was like a lion; the second was like an ox; the third had a human face; and the fourth was like an eagle in flight. " These 4 represent different aspects of Gods character.They guard the throne of God and lead others in worship.Lion = Majesty and Lordship of GodOx = God is all-powerful (omnipotent)Human Face = Intelligence (omniscience)Eagle = Sovereignty of God (omnipresence)27He is worthy!8 Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almightythe One who always was, who is, and who is still to come.
3 Important points about worship:28He is worthy!Holy, Holy, Holy We worship God because He is holy!He is Almighty! God and the devil are not equal. God is in control, and the devil is just a created being. It is just going to take 1 angel to bind the devil and cast him into the Lake of Fire!3. Who was, Who is and Who is to be He started it all. He is in the middle & He is going to bring it all to a conclusion.Name me another being who is all 3 of these? Holy,