Sunday, September 24, 2017
40 Days of Praise Worship Warship
Pastor Mark Hughes www.churchoftherock.ca
Worship versus Praise
The Great One versus Jonathan Toews
Worship is recognizing we are not worthy. Falling face down to God. Moses Joshua Isaiah
Sensing the greatness of God.
Jehoshapht was a good king. He was attacked. Stand still and see God's deliverance. The Lord was with Jehoshaphat because he followed the ways of his father David before him. He did not consult the Baals but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel.
2 Chronicles 17:3-4 NIV
You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.' "
2 Chronicles 20:17 NIV
King Leopold the King of Kings humbled himself and bowed his knee to the Lord of Lords and the plague in Vienna was stopped.
There is a statue that celebrated that.
The Samaritan woman and Jesus chatted. John 4.19
"Sir," the woman said, "I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem." "Woman," Jesus replied, "believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth."
John 4:19-24 NIV
Spirit and truth is to worship with heart and head. Who do we need to worship? Everyone worships something. God created mankind to worship. The Harley or something. Safeway in Kenora has a dock and fancy boat owner came with a hot babe but kept looking at his fancy boat.
1. Draws us Closer to God. Kiss his hand. Dog that licks his master's hand. Devoted. What's the difference if you lock someone in the trunk or a dog? The dog will be happy to see you.
When will you the bridegroom bow down to touch dad's feet? He has done it many times. He bowed down to his pastor's feet.
2. Draw near and God will draw near to you. He'll meet you where you are. Brother had cancer. Got healed. Broke his neck. Got healed. Got cancer and died. Had to keep preaching powerful messages through it all.
3. He drives our enemies away. Tuesday we prayed for legs. Prayed for Pastor Keith. Couldn't run. Now he ran for the 1st time in 9 months. He prayed for 30 people and they all went for a run. One lady had not run for 7 years.
God defeats our enemies.
Raise your hand if you want to follow Jesus.
Thunder sticks to bang to the music. God is fighting for us. God is on our side carrying our burdens.
Bow down. Our God is alive. Every knee will bow before the Lion and the Lamb. Who can stop the Lord Almighty?
10s of Thousands before the throne cry day and night bowing before the Throne. Surrender it all.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
Activation to transform the church.
Our God is a Lion the
He's roaring in power and
And every knee will
bow before Him
Our God is a Lamb the
Lamb that was
For the sins of the world His
blood breaks the
And every knee will
bow before the Lion and the
Every knee will
bow before Him