Saturday, November 24, 2007

Worshiping the Lord Spiritually

I trust your time of giving thanks to the Lord this past week has stirred up your hearts to desire to worship him in spirit and truth with your fellow believers this Sunday. In our sermon we will be concluding our study of the 2nd commandment, the command to worship the Lord spiritually. Last week we learned that this requires us to have integrity, that is to say, our whole persons must respond to God as he reveals himself. This means that our minds must be engaged, grasping truth. But that is not all. Having integrity in our worship also requires that our emotions and wills must be engaged. This is why Jonathan Edwards argued in his classic work, The Religious Affections, that true religion consists largely in our affections. Love, delight, desire, joy...over and over again the Scriptures call us to engage with God with our affections. I trust that you will come to worship the Lord tomorrow with all your heart!

Mighty God, While Angels Bless Thee (#27)
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name (#36)
More Love to Thee (#477)
My Jesus, I Love Thee (#384)
Let Us Love (#483)
Take Thou Our Minds, Dear Lord (#551)

Scripture Reading
Psalm 119:49-64

The Command to Worship the Lord Spiritually (Part 4)

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