“Let’s Define True Worship” Pastor Bob Yandian
Fourth chapter, John the 4th chapter, and teach for a couple of weeks on something very basic as PRAISE AND WORSHIP Why do we praise God? Why do we worship God? Why do we worship God the way that we worship God?
So many people that come to Grace, in fact, it’s been such a time, long time that I’ve taught on praise and worship, we’ve had so many people come and join the church since that time, and many of you have come from denominational backgrounds and say, “We just don’t do it this way at our church.”
And then after a while, people begin to say, “Well, that’s just the way Grace worships God.” Well, I want to point out to you this morning, whatever we find in the Word, that’s how we worship God. We want to worship God that way. I’m sure that there may be things around here that kind of develop because this is just Grace Fellowship, but again, we come back to that we want to do it from the Word, and that’s why we praise, that’s why we give, that’s why we rejoice, that’s why we preach the Word, that’s why we have a service the way we do, that’s why we teach the Word in everything that we do, whether it’s Sunday school or youth or whatever, because we want again to glorify God by the Word of God.
And so this morning, with me in John, chapter 4, I want you to look with me beginning in verse 13. Jesus is meeting the woman at the well. The disciples have gone on into the city. Jesus is there alone with the woman, and He begins to ask her first of all for a drink of water. She recognizes Him as a Jew and her being a Samaritan she knows that it is not normal, not natural, for a Jew to ask a Samaritan for anything. But she probably thinks, Well, He thinks I’m below Him, I’m beneath Him, so naturally He’s going to ask for a drink of water. What am I, His slave?
And so she begins to question Him. Why do You, being a Jew, ask me for water, and why do You ask me to dig out of this well? And notice with me, He’s now gone all the way through the very simple plan of salvation, told her about this and look with me at verse 13:
“Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinks of this water will thirst again:
“But whosoever drinks 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.”
Say: IN HIM. See, so many people looking for things outside of them and Jesus says, “It’s in you. In you. It shall be in you, a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
He goes on to say, or it goes on to say in verse 15: “The woman said unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come here to draw.
“Jesus said unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come here.”
Now, why would Jesus say that? You say, “Well, He knows that the man is not her husband. He’s going to get a chance to even better witness.” No, first of all, it’s because salvation’s not only for you, it’s for your whole family. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Thou shalt be saved, and thy family.” Listen, the invitation is not just for you. It’s, “Bring all your kids. Bring your husband. Bring your wife. Bring everyone. Bring your relatives. Bring them on in.”
We find in the Word of God when Rahab was saved, her family was saved. We find when the Philippian jailer was saved, that night he went and got his family. They were saved. We find out that when Lydia first opened up her house and Paul came and ministered to her in the church started, her whole family was saved. Again, the Word of God is for the entire family.
So He says, “Bring your husband here.
“And the woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
“For thou hast had five husbands; he that thou now hast is not thy husband: in that thou hast said truly.
“The woman said unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
“Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and you say that in Jerusalem is a place where men ought to worship.
“Jesus said unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
“You worship you know not what: we know what we worship, for salvation is of [or out from] the Jews.
“But the hour comes, and now is….”Say: NOW IS. See, Jesus was in that transition time. He’s in that transition time, from Old to New Covenant, and there He says, “And now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
The woman said to Jesus, she said, “On this mountain here in Samaria, or the mountain in Jerusalem, which one do we worship on?” Now, although she didn’t mention a mountain in Jerusalem, there was a mountain in Jerusalem. She said, “On this mountain, or in Jerusalem? Where should we worship?”
And the thing of it was, in Jerusalem was Mount Zion. This was established under David’s ministry. It’s the place where the ark had rested. It’s the place where the tabernacle had been built. It’s the place now where the temple was in Jerusalem. It’s the place where Abraham offered Isaac unto the Lord. It was a mountain there and it was a place constantly throughout the Word of God where an altar was built, dedication was made, sacrifice was made, and God was worshipped on that mountain. But she wants to know, “Which mountain do we worship on?” And Jesus said, “Listen, mountains are gone. It’s coming and is right now when you won’t have to go to a place to worship the Lord. There won’t be a special formula to worship the Lord. There won’t be any specific way to worship God. It’s going to come out of your heart.” And so the methods of men are gone.
Let me tell you something about mountains. Mountains usually start out as something good. It’s a place to get close to God. That’s why they built mountains. It’s a place where in David’s day they could get close to God. It’s a day [means “place”] in Abraham’s day he could get close to God.
But let me tell you what eventually happens when you have mountains. God may do something for a moment. He may send somebody there for a moment, but God’s not into getting things and then making a big circle around it and saying, “Nothing can change.” God from time to time changes things, because after a while, we have a tendency to want to worship things.
Remember in Moses’ day when he built the serpent, lifted it up on a pole, and everyone that looked at it got healed? It was just for the moment. God said later on, “This thing has to be destroyed,” but you know what? They didn’t destroy it. It wasn’t until later on that somebody finally took that thing and got rid of it because people were wanting to worship it.
So it’s come to a time now where she’s still saying, “This mountain or that mountain? Zion or here in Samaria? Where are we supposed to worship?” And Jesus said, “Ma’am, the time is coming and even now is. The true worshippers will not worship Him on a mountain. It won’t be a place, it won’t be a method. You’ll worship Him out of your heart. Those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
Let me tell you what eventually happens to a mountain. A mountain is originally designed for you to get close to God, but what often happens is the people that go up there quit looking up to God and start looking down on other people. “You don’t worship like we do. You don’t praise like we do.” And Jesus was saying here, “It comes out of the heart.”
Notice the difference. Jesus is talking about a well, and she’s talking about a mountain. Jesus is talking about, “I don’t want mountains anymore. I want to be in you. I want that well of water to spring up on the inside of you and from that well of water will not only come forth everlasting life, but what will come forth out of that well also will be praise and worship unto God. Worship Him in spirit and in truth. It shall be in Him. Say, IN HIM. In Him a well of water spring up into everlasting life.”
Listen, if you worship Him on a mountain, you have to wait till you get to the mountain to praise Him, but if you have a constant well springing up inside of you, whether you’re on a mountain or in a valley or at work or in the car or in the house or in church or out on the street, anywhere you are, that constant fountain is springing up into everlasting life and you can worship the Lord anywhere you are. You can offer praise and adoration to God anywhere you are, because eternal life is not bound by a place. It’s not bound by a method. It’s Jesus Christ in you and therefore that springing forth into everlasting life is what is so important. You see, some of you have come here to Grace and you walk through the door and say, “We don’t do things like this at our church.” Oftentimes you’re saying, “Well, which is the proper way? Here this way or the way we worship God in the Baptist church, or the Methodist church?” You know what’s so sad is oftentimes even, we become charismatic, we even start subdividing between charismatic churches you do it this way, we do it that way. God’s saying, “It’s not a mountain, folks. It’s not a place. It’s out of the heart you worship God.” There’s where worship really begins. It’s not a method.
So again, she was wanting no method, she was wanting no places, and Jesus is saying, “No, ma’am, it comes out of the heart.” Those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Let me give you some ways that we worship the Lord. Ways that God has told us in the Word that we worship Him. These are not methods of praise and worship. They’re manifestations of praise and worship unto God.
First of all, we have shouting. That’s mentioned in the Word of God. This morning we shouted. In fact, just before we sat down we shouted, and maybe you’re saying, “Well, in our church we don’t shout.” Well, listen, they shout in heaven. They shout in heaven. Jesus shouted when He was on the earth and the disciples shouted. Back in the Old Testament, they shouted. In fact, we’re going to take a look at a verse next week where God has gone up with a shout. That didn’t mean He shouted. It meant all the people around Him shouted as He went up. Whenever God arises, people shout. Hallelujah! It’s all right to shout in the presence of God.
Next of all, we have clapping our hands. This is brought out in the Word of God as a means, this is an outward expression of the joy and the happiness that you have in your heart, and whether it’s Old Testament or New, God has talked about the clapping of the hands before Him.
Next of all, raising our hands. Old Testament and New, we have scriptures that we can raise up our hands and praise and worship the Lord.
Dancing before the Lord. This is a means, whether it be Old Testament or New. This is a means where we worship God. It’s not in itself worship. It is a form, it is an outward expression of worship, but again, it begins in the heart.
Next of all, we have singing. This is brought out in the Word of God, where we sing unto the Lord, and again, we sang this morning unto God. We sang, the Bible says to sing with the Spirit, sing with the understanding. Singing is a way that we bless the Lord.
Next of all, we have bowing before Him. The Old Testament as well as the New talks about when we come into God’s presence, we can bow before Him. We can kneel before Him and also the Word of God brings out Old Testament and New that we can praise Him with instruments. We worship the Lord with instruments. This morning as the orchestra was playing, they would just suddenly take off by themselves. We quit singing and let the orchestra begin to go on and praise the Lord themselves, and we listened to them worship the Lord and we joined in with them. In essence, it wasn’t just Orlando leading us into praise and worship. The orchestra did too, as they began to magnify God and we joined in with them. But just an instrument by itself is not praise and worship. Just the raising of a hand by itself is not praise and worship. Jesus said it’s not a mountain, so why do we try to build mountains when God says it comes from the heart. Those that worship the Lord must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Again, we often get caught up in methods. There’s Pentecostal methods as opposed to charismatic methods, and when the Spirit of God began to be poured out in the 1960’s, 1970’s, and denominational barriers were dropping, all of a sudden people began to go back to the Bible and look for their forms of praise and worship and then meetings began to happen where there was not preaching. People just came together to praise and magnify the Lord and lift up their voices and begin to worship the Lord and begin to praise Him, and all of a sudden, even the Pentecostals in which the charismatics seemed to have come out of, were suddenly standing back saying, “We don’t agree, and we don’t agree.” And again, people feel threatened because of the mountains they have built and God says, “I’m not interested in mountains. I’m not interested whether it’s in Samaria. I’m not interested in whether it’s in Jerusalem.” He said, “I want to see it come from the heart from that well that springs up into everlasting life.” Oh, hallelujah! Well, say HALLELUJAH!
All right, those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. So eventually what mountains can become is merely human methods. Mountains become human methods, and she wanted to know which method was right. “Is it this mountain or the mountain You speak of?” and Jesus said, “the day is coming and even now is when God is searching for such that will worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
Again, we have mountains that divide this for a long time. You might come in here and it may not be, just be praise and worship. It may be something else. You come in here and you say, “Well, you know, in the Baptist church we do such and such this way, and in the Methodist church we do such and such this way.” I want to tell you what. It is my desire, and I want you to write this down. It is my desire that Grace Fellowship emphasize the wells of eternal life and not building a mountain.
So if you come here, we’re not building a method. We’re not building a formula. We’re wanting you to worship God in spirit and in truth, from what comes from your heart, from the wells of water that spring up into everlasting life, where we don’t emphasize one method over another. Lift up your hands. Now, I’m going to get to it by the end of this sermon, but the only thing that God wants is really for us to magnify, glorify, and bring all the attention to Him. If your praise and worship draws attention to you, believe me, we’ll stop it, because no one is supposed to draw attention to themselves. In fact, in this past few weeks, I’ve had to dismiss someone from the church that was constantly bringing attention to themselves, even told me it was God’s will that they do it this way to where all eyes were on them. They became so obstinate in this, I finally just had to ask them to leave, not come back because people were watching them instead of watching God. God wants us to have our attention on Him. So believe me, if everybody is shouting, join in with us. If you feel like shouting, shout unto God with a voice of triumph. If you feel like dancing before the Lord, dance before the Lord. If you feel like rejoicing, well, rejoice. If you feel like singing, then sing. But again, God is simply saying here that it comes as an expression of what’s in your heart, a well of water which is springing up into everlasting life.
Again, people look at those things, but God wants us again to emphasize the freedom of the heart to worship God in spirit and in truth.
Turn with me to Ephesians, chapter 5. Ephesians, chapter 5, this morning. Ephesians, chapter 5, and look with me at verse 18.
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
“Speaking among yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody [where?] in your heart….” I want you to notice, this doesn’t even say your mouth yet, although the mouth was mentioned before this. This verse is saying that real worship, real praise, comes from the heart.
“Singing and making melody in your heart unto the Lord.
“Giving thanks always for all things unto God, even the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Notice this, giving thanks is directed to the Father and it starts from the heart. If it comes out of the mouth in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, that’s wonderful, but it begins in the heart.
Turn over with me to the book of Colossians, chapter 3. Colossians, chapter 3, and look with me at verse 16. Colossians, chapter 3, and verse 16. Says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your [what?] hearts unto the Lord.” This is what Jesus was emphasizing. He was emphasizing that it begins in the heart. Those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. He said, “Man, the time is coming and now is.” He said, “You’re going to live in a transition time that’s already starting right now when worship and praise will no longer be at a place by a particular method. It’s going to be in the heart.”
Why could not people under the Old Covenant worship God from the heart? Because the Holy Spirit didn’t live in them, they didn’t have the new birth, they didn’t know what a well of water springing up into everlasting life was. The presence of God was with them but could move upon them, move away from them. They were justified, counted righteous, but bless God, we’re more than counted righteous. We are righteous.
…from a righteous heart we can worship God. From a righteous heart we can open up and we can begin to express praise through our mouth, praise through our hands, praise through our body, praise through our lips, praise through our words, praise through our singing, because it comes from a heart. Jesus talked that in him shall be a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
So again he says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
“And whatever you do….” Notice, it starts with your heart but then, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God even the Father by him.”
Say, WHATSOEVER. You know what this verse is simply saying? When your heart is in tune with God, whatever you do is going to be okay. I’m going to say that again: Whatever you do is going to be okay. If you raise your hands, fine; if you clap your hands, fine; if you dance, fine; if you rejoice, fine; if you don’t do any of those things, fine. As long as it comes from your heart, as long as it’s pleasing to God, as long as you admonish and admire God, but when people around you suddenly from their mountains look down on you and say, “You’re not doing it my way,” forget it! We’re not here to make you worship God one way or move something out and say, “You can’t worship God that way.” You worship God whatever you do in word or deed, let it start from the heart, from a praise-filled heart of adoration to God and love to Him.
He says the time is coming, mountains don’t matter anymore. But the heart is what matters to God. He looks past the outward expressions. He looks past the place where you worship God. He looks past the method that you worship God and says, “I want to see a heart springing up into everlasting life, and a heart that’s filled.”
People often make the big thing out of the hands and the arms. Well, they got to raise or they can’t clap, or they can clap, or whatever. If you didn’t have arms, you could worship God. Worship starts in the heart. Praise and adoration starts from the heart, from a well of water springing up into everlasting life, and if you were a mute and didn’t even have a voice, before you got healed of that, you could still worship God and praise God, because it starts in the heart and a person in a coma can praise the Lord because it’s in the heart, not by the expressions of your body.
And we put all the emphasis on the outside. Get off your mountain and quit judging other people. Mountains were originally designed to get close to God, but most people by the time they get to the top of the mountain start looking down on everybody else, and that’s what this woman was so concerned about. You say, it’s your mountain. We say, it’s our mountain. Jesus has said, “You missed the whole point, lady. I’m talking about wells, not mountains.” Wells are in the valleys. You don’t go to a mountain to get water. They’re down there where the water is, and that means your well is down there where everybody lives. Not too many people live up on the mountain.
You ever noticed, people always want to get away from everybody, get aloof from everybody. “I want to fly high with the Holy Spirit.” In other words, you want to get out of here. Right? Leave us out of here. Move to places where you can be and worship is always where people are. Praise is where people are. It brings in everybody as much as possible. Wells are where people congregate, come together, meet together. That’s what the well is for, not a mountain where you go apart from people all the time, and there’s times naturally to be alone with God. But listen, worship and praise is to work where people are, where the well is, and Jesus is saying, “Man, I’ve been talking about a well up until now, that constantly springs up into everlasting life.” And the time is coming whenever the Holy Spirit who’s been in you shall be in you and that in you wells shall spring up into everlasting life, and that’s how we worship God. That’s how we praise God. Whatever you do in worship, whatever you do in deed, whatever you do in song, whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus. Whatever you do. Whatever you do.
With a heart full of worship, a heart full of adoration, a heart of love toward God. God says, “Then it doesn’t matter what the method is. Praise Me and worship Me.”
Come back to Psalm 115, the Old Testament. Psalm 115. What I’m saying this morning is this. Only the righteous can praise and worship God. Only the righteous can worship and praise God. In other words, let me tell you what I think Jesus was saying. Now, don’t get all hung up on this. What He was saying was, Old Testament praise and worship was fine, but New Testament is true praise and worship. Remember He said, “God’s looking for true worshippers, and the time is coming and now is when the true worshipper.” In other words, worship back in the Old Testament was fine, but it wasn’t true worship because true worship is the Holy Spirit in you worshipping through yo u back to God the Father.
Now, back then it was them worshipping God, which was fine. He wanted to hear people’s voices, but the best thing He wanted to hear was people’s voices from a recreated spirit on the inside. That’s why He said, “There’s coming a time that God’s been waiting for, for a long time, when you can forget that mountain; forget that mountain; forget this place; forget that place; forget that denomination; forget that group of people, that those that will worship the Lord will worship Him from a recreated spirit and from the Word of God.” That’s what God’s been waiting for all this time.
Now, back in the Old Testament, yes, it was in line with the Word of God, but to have a recreated spirit to go along with it. Notice what David said here in Psalm 115 and look with me at verse 17. “The dead praise not the Lord….” Now, he’s not talking about those that are in the grave. He’s talking about the spiritually dead. The spiritually dead person cannot praise the Lord, “neither any that go down into silence.” Anyone who does not know Jesus Christ, anyone who’s never accepted Him as Lord and Savior, is considered dead. Therefore, the world cannot praise the Lord. Do you understand that? The world cannot praise the Lord.
When I use that term, “the world,” I’m talking about anybody that doesn’t know Jesus as Lord and Savior cannot praise the Lord. Cannot. But the next verse goes on to say, “But we.” Say, BUT WE. “But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.”
He is saying, “But we are the righteous. We are the ones who are alive. We are not the dead ones. The dead can’t praise the Lord, but we can and we’ll start right now from here on out all throughout all of eternity.”
So again he said, “Those who are dead don’t praise the Lord,” so mark this down. If the world can do it, it’s not praise and worship. Well, I thought I’d get a little Amen on that one. If the world can do it, it’s not praise and worship. I ask you a question: Can the world raise their hands? I did n’t get very many on that one. I’m going to ask that again, because it’s not a trick question. Can the world do this? Yes. Then it’s not praise and worship. Quit limiting praise and worship to just hands or arms or legs or mouths. If the world can do it, it’s not praise and worship. Can the world clap their hands? Yes. It’s not praise and worship. Can the world dance? Yes. It’s not praise and worship. Can the world sing? Play instruments? That’s not praise and worship. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet. You’re the one praising God. The trumpet just joined along with you. You expressed your praise and worship through that. It starts in the heart, not with the hands, not with the mouth, not with the arms. It starts in the heart.
Again, come off your mountains. Hallelujah! It’s not methods, it’s not formulas, it’s from the heart. Those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. So He says therefore in that verse of Scripture again, “The dead praise not the Lord….” Again, there are displa ys of worship and there are displays of praise. So again, shouting, clapping. The world can do these things. Raising their hands, dancing, bowing, kneeling, singing, playing instruments. All these things are things that the world can do, but the dead praise not the Lord.
Now, why am I saying this? Well, you’ve been to a football game. Do people at football games clap? Do people at football games raise their hands? Yes, of course they do. You ever been part of the wave? I’ve been in the middle of it. I’ve gone…. Look at these people, praising the Lord. You sit back down. But they’re not. The world cannot praise the Lord. And we sometimes associate it just because we raise our hands how holy and reverent we are. You can raise your hands and have a heart tha t’s far from God. Your heart can be so distant from Him. You ever see them at a football game just before the kickoff? Ahhhhhhhh, and they kick off the football. And you think, My Lord, we look like we’re at church. Look at all these people out there.
Do they have instruments at a football game? Of course they do. Do people sing their school song and sing with spirit and gusto better than even some Christians you know? Yes, but it’s not praise and worship. If the world can do it, it’s not praise and worship. The praise and worship is there whether your hands are raised, whether you’re clapping or not, whether you’re dancing or not. It’s there all the time because I want you to know something, your well is constantly springing up into everlasting life. Constantly there. Praise and worship is from the heart. Therefore Jesus said, those that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.
Loretta and I a few years ago went to a concert here in town. It was not a Christian concert. Neil Diamond came to town and we wanted to see him, so we went to a Neil Diamond concert. Don’t look at me like that. I saw you there! But we were there. I mean, young, old, kids, grandparents, everybody was there. The place was packed. The Mabee Center was packed. I mean, people were trying, they couldn’t hardly get in the seats. They couldn’t get in there fast enough. We just watched this place fill up. Tickets sold out in no time. We were there in our seat, you know, and we were watching this thing going on, and believe me, the y clapped. When the songs were over, clapped. When he came out. Next of all, we saw them lifting up their hands. During some of the songs people were doing like this. And I looked at Loretta and I said, “It looks like we’re in church.” But we weren’t. One song, I mean, he sang one slow song and all of a sudden people picked out there, they had Butane lighters with them. I’d never seen anything like that. There must have been 17,000 Butane lighters in the air, and I looked at Loretta and said, “Did we miss something? Should we have stopped and picked up one of these on the way here?” I’d be afraid the guy behind the counter worked, I mean, went to Grace and would say, “Ah, Pastor Bob’s smoking now.” But I said, “Did we miss something here? We didn’t pick one up on the way in.” And people were all over the place, waving these things back and forth. And I said, “It looks like a candlelight service.”
The world imitates the Body of Christ. But the world can’t worship. And how often do we as Christians look how somebody else does it. We try the same thing. We’re no better off than the world is. It starts down here. You understand? It starts down here. This is not praise and worship. This is not praise and worship. This is not praise and worship. This is praise and worship. And the big difference is, they can lift up their hands, they can hold up torches in the air, they can do all those things, but they can’t worship God because they don’t know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
So they can come and stand on your mountain and look just like you, but they’re not praising God, for the dead don’t praise the Lord. But we will praise the Lord, because it starts with our heart and therefore exhibits itself through our life. Again, praise and worship comes from the heart. Praise God as you desire. Praise Him as your desires rise up in your heart, because when you love God from your heart, these things will come forth.
Again, praise and worship is never to draw attention to yourself. In fact, if it does, then your heart is not right with God, for when your heart’s right with God, join in with us and listen, if you choose to clap your hands or choose not to clap your hands, then you choose, but don’t get on a mountain. Don’t look down on other people. If you raise up your hands or don’t raise up your hands, fine, but don’t look down on other people and people around them, don’t look down on them. If they’re truly worshipping God from the heart, man looks on the outward appearance. God looks on the heart. But every service we will invite you to lift up your hands and join in with us. We will invite you to clap your hands. We will invite you to shout unto God with a voice of triumph. We will invite you to sing and therefore out of a heart of love and praise and adoration unto God, we invite you to join in with us. But we’ll never look down on you and say, “Hey, you’re not doing it our way,” for there’s no our way or your way. It’s simply the Word of God a heart filled with love, praise, gratitude, and adoration toward Him. Amen.
Father, we love You this morning. We thank You for this time in Your Word, for Father, our desire is to draw closer to You and realize what you’ve placed inside of us a well of water springing up into everlasting life. Father, we praise You from everlasting life inside of us, and Father, whether it be through our hands or through our mouth or through our feet, or however, then Father, we choose this morning to love You.
Father, thank You for giving us eternal life. Father, thank You for making us part of that generation that You said the time is coming, that Father, we are living in that time that has come. And we are true worshippers of God that worship You in spirit and in truth.
And Father, let us not choose methods, formulas, mountains, but Father, let us truly worship God from the heart in spirit and in truth. Father, therefore, we give You praise and honor this morning.
Father, I ask right now also if there’s anyone here that doesn’t know Jesus Christ, has never been born again, and Father, this morning they can become a true worshipper of God. Father, they can move from man’s methods, man’s formulas, man’s denominations and simply move into a real relationship with Jesus Christ, a well of water springing up into everlasting life. ”