Non-Optional Worship Factors - John 4:23-24


The Elements of True Worship

•1. Worship must be worship–Worship is centered around the relationships of the new covenant rather than rituals of the old covenant–Worship will be real rather than only symbolic–Worship will be entered into with an attitude of homage

•2. True worship must always be done in spirit therefore worshipers must…–Be spiritually reborn–Center their thoughts on God rather than self–Deal with sin before worship–Involve the totality of their being not just their intellect

•2. True worship must always be done in spirit therefore worshipers must…–Enter into worship with freshness rather than routinely–Be properly related to the Holy Spirit–Never allow their spirit to be in disharmony with truth–Never confuse worship with emotional highs

•3. True worship must always be done in truth therefore worshipers must…–Never worship contrary to doctrine–Always worship God as the Bible presents Him–Never allow their spirit to stray outside the circle of truth–Worship in response to the truth not to moods

•3. True worship must always be done in truth therefore worshipers must…–Never allow truth to become boring or academic–Insure that their worship is God centered in everything it encompasses–Always impart truth during worship–Structure and evaluate their worship by the truth of Scripture

Worshiping in the Required Manner Pleases the Father

Worshiping in the required Manner Flows from a Right Understanding of the Nature of God

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