Covering chapter 4, we continue with Moses restating certain commandments including the prohibition against adding to or taking away from God's words complete with warnings and reminders of past failures.
God graciously provided peace, security, and wealth for Solomon and the people of Isarel so that they could refelect His glory and establish His worship in Jerusalem through the building of the Temple. He often does the same for His Chruch.
Midweek Service - November 29, 2023 – Pastor Rhon Roberts Preaching
Sermon: "Worship God Through Giving"
Scripture: Acts 20:35; II Corinthians 9:6-7; Luke 16:11; Malachi 3:10; II Corinthians 8:8
Hymns used from the following:
Great Hymns of the Faith Brentwood Benson Publishing - CCLI License for live streaming
Soul Stirring Songs and Hymns - Sword of the Lord Publishers - permission used by publisher
From the Media Ministry of
Mukwonago Baptist Church
1610 Honeywell Road
Mukwonago, WI 53149
After the Israelites cross the Red Sea, what do they do? Worship. That may seem like a very odd response after such a stressful experience, so is that actually the appropriate action? Of course! So why is it that we don't typically have this reaction to God's work in our lives? Today we look at half of what is referred to as "The Song of Moses," as Moses and the Israelites looks at God's past actions and what that tells of his character.
On today's Warriors of Grace show, Dave considers why a good understanding of theology affects our worship, the gospel and our worship, and what the book of Hebrews teaches us about our worship.
What You'll Hear on This Episode
• Why a good understanding of theology affects our worship.
• What the Book of Hebrew teaches us about biblical worship.
• The Gospel and our worship.
Thank you for listening or watching this episode of Warriors of Grace.
Why does God redeem sinners? Psalm 105 prepares us for the opening portion of public worship on the Lord's Day. In these forty-five verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that God redeems sinners to display His glory in faithfulness, power, mercy, generosity, and wisdom.
The centerpiece of our worship is when we listen to God in His Word.
What is the gain for us in having God's Word?
Why should we sing and celebrate? Exodus 15:20, Deut. 6:4
If people do not listen, what is next? Acts 7:42. Rom. 1:24,26,28.
So, what is your heart to do, while you sing? Eph. 5:19-20
David addressed this song to His own heart; we remind ourselves to express thankfulness for God's favor.
On a personal note. (v.1-5)
Good reasons to worship Him. (v.6-18)
Everyone, worship God with me! (v.19-22)
How do we convince ourselves and others to worship?
Where did our sicknesses go? Matthew 8:16-17
What is God like, and what is our rejoinder? Exodus 34:5-7
Why would others be motivated to join in? Dt. 8:10-14, Is. 55:6-9
Jesus, just prior to this, told His disciples the way to the Father's house where He will be preparing a place for them. Now Christ assures them that they have known and seen the Father through Himself. There is a complete unity between the Father and the Son. However, Philip and the apostles don't find this sufficient and want an immediate display of God Himself. Jesus responds with a rebuke that is tinged with sadness. They have been with Jesus this long and they still don't see it. Jesus's words, person, and works are not insufficient to show the Father but Philip and the apostle's vision is insufficient to see the oneness of the Father and the Son. They don't realize they have known and seen God this whole time in Christ. He says "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me." This doesn't simply mean "trust Me." But it means that the Trinity is an absolute must-believe aspect of following Christ. They also ought to believe not just on the basis of His words but His works. And it's not just the power behind the miraculous signs but what the signs also signified about who He is and what He's come to do. He is God in the flesh. And then Jesus speaks of His relationship to His disciples. Those who believe in Him will do greater works. It's not that Christians will have a power greater than Jesus to raise the dead or heal or calm a storm; the key is in the phrase "because I go to the Father." The works are still Jesus's and the disciples of Christ will ask to do them in His name and only what He wants to be done will be done. The works are greater because they are after the cross and resurrection but they are not greater than Jesus's.
Jesus is our glory
a. Put not confidence in others
b. Put confidence in Jesus
Jesus provides true worship
Jesus provides genuine boasting
Jesus provides genuine confidence
Jesus is our righteousness
a. Realize our spiritual bankruptcy
b. Rejoice in our spiritual wealth