The Right Attitude to have Toward Worship

The Right Attitude to have Toward Worship
A. Reverence.
1. Ecclesiastes 12:13
2. 1 Peter 2:17.
3. Job 38:4 Respect Him because of His awesome power.
4. If we respect God we will:
a. Not fall asleep during the service.
b. Not talk or otherwise cause disruptions.

B. Humility.
1. God despises show-offs in his church.
2. The Bible tells us that we are to humble ourselves before the Lord.
a. James 4:10.
b. We should strive to be like the publican and unlike the Pharisee (Luke 18:9-

C. In Remembrance.
1. In a sense, worship is like a funeral.
2. We come together to remember Christ and all He did for us (1 Corinthians 11:24-25).
3. We remember His death, burial, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

D. In Obedience.
1. We must worship Him according to His divine instructions in order to please Him.
a. If we do not, we are not showing Him respect.
b. We are saying that we know better than Him how we should serve Him.
c. This is one of the hardest ideas for the denominational world to understand.
2. Man-made worship is described as vain (Matthew 15:7-9).
3. 1 John 5:3; John 4:24.

E. In Faith.
1. Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).
2. Hope is our anchor, and faith is the cable that holds us to that anchor (Hebrews 6:19).

F. We must attend worship because we love God and want to please Him.
1. Not because our family attends.
2. Not because we want to be entertained.
3. Not because we want material gain.
4. And not because we feel we must "punch our ticket".

I. Let it be known that we must attend worship (Hebrews 10:24-25).
II. However, if you're coming for the wrong reason; you might as well stay home.
III. We simply must worship God in spirit and in truth.
IV. Are you here for the right reason today?