04/23/17

True Worship - Part 11

Dr. Dana Cline

The Results of Worship

A. God is glorified - Ps. 50:23a

B. Christians are purified - Ps. 23:3-4

C. The church is edified - Acts. 2:47

D. The lost are evangelized - 1 Cor. 14:23-25

The Preparation for Worship (Heb. 10:22)

A. The Call "Let us draw near"

B. The Checkpoints

1. Sincerity - "with a true heart"

2. Fidelity - "in full assurance of faith"

3. Humility - "having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience"

4. Purity - "and our bodies washed with pure water"

Every time you woship, prepare yourself by asking these questions:

1. Am I sincere? Is my heart fixed? Is my whole heart devoted to God?

2. Am I assured that I can come simply and only by faith, having the full assurance that it is sufficient?

3. Am I coming to God with the knowledge that the only reason I am here is because of what Christ has done for me?

4. Am I coming in purity - having dealt with any sin in my life?

The Barriers of Worship

A. The Worship of Repentance (2 Sam. 12:20)

B. The Worship of Acceptance (Job 1:20-21)

C. The Woship of Devotion (Genesis 22:4-5)