042814, Worship In Spirit And In Truth, John 4:24

042814, “Worship In Spirit And In Truth, John 4:24

This evening, as I was watching the DayStar Network, I was greatly moved by two guests, Harry and Cheryl Salem. Cheryl is the former Cheryl Prewitt, who was Miss America in 1980. During their discussion, some significant points of worship struck my mind, very pointedly. Cheryl said that much of “church” today is “personality over Presence,” and “performance over Power.” Cheryl talked about the words of John 4:24, “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Then, she asked, “where is the band? Where are the singers?” So, what does that say about our present day mode of worship. A lady who attends the church that I lead, a dear “sister of all sisters, Dorrine,” helped me to put some spiritual action into that verse. As we were talking about spiritual worship, a deep thought came to me! It was this: For us to worship God in spirit and in truth, it is, “all of us for all of Him!” No band or singers are necessary. But, with that having been said, let me direct you to some singers who truly worship God “in spirit and in truth.” “Women of Faith” sing in a way that is deeply worshipful. I trust that you will join-in, and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus of Nazareth.

Above All
(Worshipful)

There Is None Like You
(Check out the sister- What a voice!)

My Heart – Your Home
(Deep Worship)

Wonderful Merciful Savior
(Worshipful!)

Shout To The Lord
(Espanol!!!!)

Now, let’s consider God’s Words about worship.

Exodus 33:7-10
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Tent outside the Camp

7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp; and he called it the tent of meeting. And every one who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp. 8 Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose up, and every man stood at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he had gone into the tent. 9 When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the door of the tent, and the Lord would speak with Moses. 10 And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the door of the tent, all the people would rise up and worship, every man at his tent door.

2 Chronicles 7:1-3
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Solomon Dedicates the Temple

7 When Solomon had ended his prayer, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. 2 And the priests could not enter the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord’s house. 3 When all the children of Israel saw the fire come down and the glory of the Lord upon the temple, they bowed down with their faces to the earth on the pavement, and worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying,“For he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever.”

Philippians 3:10, “That I may know Him…”

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