Today’s message was pretty short. We spent a little time discussing the implications of last Tuesday’s vote. We wanted to make sure everyone is clear about where we’re at and where we’re headed.
"I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and it’s all about you, it’s all about you, Jesus. I’m sorry, Lord, for the thing I’ve made it, when it’s all about you, it’s all about you, Jesus."
Those are great words from Matt Redman’s song.
Worship > Lifestyle!
Worship is not just music; it’s not just what we do on Sunday morning. Worship is a living, breathing, waking, sleeping, 24/7 lifestyle!
"Worship him continually." (Ps 105.4)
"It’s all about you, Jesus"
It’s not about what WE get out of it, but what GOD gets out of it!
"You created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created." (Rev 4.11)
Rejoice (always be joyful)!
"Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice!" (Philippians 4.4)
Keep on praying (pray without ceasing)!
Master the art of prayer!
Be thankful, no matter what!
"Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all Christians everywhere." (Eph 6.18)
Do not stifle the Holy Spirit!
“Yes, Lord, Yes” > I’ll say yes, Lord, yes, to your will and to your way. When your Spirit speaks to me, with my whole heart I’ll agree, and my answer will be yes, Lord, yes.
Keep yourself pure!
"Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil."
Test everything to stay focused, to keep from worshiping the wrong things!
"Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until that day when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God, who calls you, is faithful; he will do this." (1 Thessalonians 5.23-24)