• Worship is foundational to the life of a Christian.
  • John 4:20-24 – Acceptable worship is in spirit and in truth.

There are two areas of worship – public and private.

  • I Corinthians 6:19-20
  • Public and private worship are both necessary.
  • If we don’t worship privately, our public worship will be anemic.
  • Psalms 113:3

God seeks worshippers.

  • Acts 17:5
  • Psalm 148 – All these things praise God by doing what they are supposed to do (and what they were designed to do).
  • Philippians 2:10-11 – In this life is the only time we have a choice in whether or not to praise God.
  • Ephesians 1:18 – Christians are God’s inheritance.

The meaning of worship.

  • Malachi 1:6
  • Psalms 29:2

The object or worship.

  • Our Father is the object of our worship because He is the father of all the world by creation.
  • Psalms 24:1
  • God’s glory is intrinsic.
  • II Corinthians 8:5

The essence of worship.

  • John 4:24
  • Two things are necessary: the right information and the right disposition.
  • Do I have the right attitude when I worship?
  • Colossians 3:16
  • Acts 2:42
  • II Timothy 2:15
  • II Corinthians 8:5 – We must give ourselves to the Lord.


  • The fuel of worship is the truth of God; the furnace of worship is the spirit of man. And if it is authentic, it will make it outside the building and all week. Let us have the disposition of Psalms 34:1 “I will bless the Lord at al times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” God seeks worship of people; angels and nature worship Him (Psalm 148). He wants people to want to worship Him. Worship is not a place or an event; it is a true faith praising God. Thus, let us say with the Hebrew writer, “Let us offer sacrifice and praise to God continually; that is, the fruit of our lips, giving praise to His Name.” (Hebrews 13:15).