CONTACT…………with God Almighty what an amazing embrace!
This is what salvation is all about, God reaching out to us, seeking us and bringing us back into fellowship with Him. In the garden Adam and Eve had great fellowship with God and God came and walked with them. It was natural, normal and awesome!
We were made by God and for God. Person to person is what it is all about. God is not only the most incredible being- infinite-immeasurable-unlimited-eternal-immortal-awe striking-Spirit; He is also the most personal-relational-fellowshipping-communicating being in existence.
We were made in His image and likeness. We are spiritual and relational beings. We were made to have direct fellowship with God, to walk with Him and know Him deeply.
Salvation-----To know you the only true God....JESUS John 17
HERE IS HOW TO BEGIN TO BE WORSHIPPERS
1. We were made spiritual/ spiritually linked to God
Genesis 2 in His image
Body soul and spirit
Genesis 3 at the fall/sin we were cut off from God.
Ephesians 2 tell us that we were dead to God
Romans 6-8 tell us we are alive to God in Christ/at salvation
2. God sought the dead the spiritual dead
John 4 God seeks worshippers/in Spirit and Truth
Not false worship of spirits….!
3. God makes us Alive again in salvation.
John 3 You must be born again…..made alive
Titus 3 made alive by the Spirit of God
4. We now have full direct access to God
5. We are called to come in worship
The Psalms are packed with insight to Worship!
Direct fellowship with God Eph. 2; Hebrews 4
Embracing God fellowship/communion
Interacting with God/ Spirit to spirit Romans 8
Speaking to God
Declaring your love
By the Blood of Jesus/access Romans 3-5
By the Holy Spirit Romans 8; John 4; Eph. 2
IN and by the Truth
Jesus is the Truth
The Spirit is the Spirit of Truth
The Word of God is Truth
We are called to have truth Psalm 139: Eph 6
The Word and the Spirit deepen our worship!
WHEN YOU WORSHIP YOU WILL GROW
(write in notes from the session)
1. In faith
2. In love
3. In holiness
4. And in Witness
Worshipping is witnessing!
To other believers
To the supernatural world
To the lost
THOSE WHO ARE ON FIRE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT ARE POWERFUL WORSHIPPERS
THOSE WHO ARE POWERFUL WORSHIPPERS STAY ON FIRE FOR CHRIST
Worship on your own - by yourself…..daily JUDE 20.....WHAT DOES IT SAY??
Worship with others
Worship with family
Worship with the Body of Christ Eph.
COME LET US WORSHIP AND BOW DOWN
You can kneel, stand, fall down, raise your hands, clap your hands, move, dance, show exceeding joy and even stand still and be silent in the awe striking Presence of God
And one day you can do it FACE TO FACE. Revelation
Scripture to memorize for worship
23Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. 24God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."
3For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;
18For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
14because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." 16The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.