Friday, August 24, 2007

Acceptable Worship

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be at the foot of Mt. Sinai when God met with the Israelites there? It is hard to imagine a more awesome, terrible manifestation of the presence of God - blazing fire, darkness, storms, a voice which spoke with such unbelievable power that those who heard it literally thought they were going to die. Even Moses, the man of such intimate acquaintance with God, said, "I tremble with fear." When faced with such a God of overwhelming power and holiness, what could we do except worship? To do otherwise, to turn away from him, to treat him lightly, would have been the height of folly.
But now consider this - it is even more foolish to turn away from the grace of God now offered in Jesus Christ. The privileges and blessings of the gospel are so awesome that it should produce in us extreme gratitude which moves us to worship God with reverence and awe.
This is what we will meditate on and commit ourselves to this Sunday. Please be in prayer that God will give you and each one of those who attend the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him as we meet together.

Songs
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (#23)
Give to Our God Immortal Praise (#53)
He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions (#149)
Our Great High Priest Is Sitting (#173)
Arise, My Soul, Arise (#174)
Holy, Holy, Holy (#3)

Scripture Reading
The Untouchable God - Exodus 19

Sermon
Acceptable Worship - Hebrews 12:18-29

2 comments:

Ryan Martin said...

I wish I could be there!

Jason Parker said...

Thanks, Ryan. Anytime you are out this way we would love to worship God with you.