233 – Perfect Worship
Notes by Steve Jaynes
God bless you all in the mighty and Powerful name of Our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God bless you all abundantly. The following are my notes for the latest podcast show entitled 'Perfect Worship.' I have all the scriptures written out so it will be easy for you to follow along. Give a listen. Click on the title to hear the show.
When or if you were to look around at different churches, fellowships, and places where people gather together to worship God you would learn or see how people worship God. Both when they gather together or in their own private prayer lives. You would see many different ways of worshiping. In this study, we want to look and see what God calls true worship and why.
John 4:3 – 23 “He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee. 4 And he must needs go through Samaria. 5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour. 7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. 8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. 10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? 12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? 13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. 17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: 18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. 19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. 21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”
True worship is the perfect worship. It is something that God has designed to have been done perfectly. Something that will bypass the five senses of man altogether. Something that man's thoughts and ideas are not included in. Just seeing God's will and renewing their mind to do what God has called true worship for us to do.
John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
It is not in images that man could make up. It is not the way the man sits or stands. It's not in the way they hold their hands, crawl, or hurt themselves. It is not in hurting of any kind. It is not in sacrifice. It's not worshipping of things man-made or animals or even people. It's the way that God wants it