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The Ultimate Priority - Worship . . . Part 1

UNACCEPTABLE WORSHIP            Page 3

V.18 ** What is it that caused God to reveal His wrath?

Men who suppress The Truth in unrighteousness.

V.19 ** How did these men become aware of the truth that they are suppressing?

"...God [Himself] made it evident to them"

V.20 ** What did God use to make Himself known to man?

The creation.

** What three things can be learned about God from observing the majesty of His creation?

"...His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature..."

V.21-23

** Did mankind honor God for who He is?

No! They did not honor Him or give thanks, instead they exchanged His glory for the glory of false gods.

** Remember how jealously God protects His glory, what is God's judgment upon those who reject Him?

V.24 - God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts...
V.26 - God gave them over to degrading passions...
V.28 - God gave them over to a depraved mind...

So the first type of "Unacceptable Worship" is the worship of false gods, let's move on to the second...

2. WORSHIP OF THE TRUE GOD IN A WRONG FORM

** Israel again serves as an example of this error. Do you recall a time when they worshipped the true God, but had reduced Him to an image formed by man?

Yes, just prior to receiving the Ten Commandments, Israel turned to worship the golden calf.
Join me in Exodus 32:1-8.

Read Passage - (V. 1-3) (V. 4-6) (V. 7-8) cf. Verses 4 and 8, "This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!" They were worshipping the true God who had delivered them from Egyptian slavery, but they reduced Him to an erroneous form.

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