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The Ultimate Priority - Worship . . . Part 1

UNACCEPTABLE WORSHIP            Page 5

All of this amounts to "Unacceptable Worship" and is still happening today. The apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians, "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father." (Colossians 3:17)

The only worship that the Father will accept, is that which comes through a saving faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. Further, it is to be in accordance with all that Jesus has commanded.

Finally, the fourth type of "Unacceptable Worship"...

4. WORSHIP OF THE TRUE GOD, IN THE RIGHT WAY, WITH A WRONG ATTITUDE - HYPOCRISY

** Is it possible to worship God, in accordance with His Word, but all the time holding a sinful attitude?

Yes! Again, Israel repeatedly did this!

Isaiah 1:10-15, Hosea 6:4-6, Amos 5:21-24 and Malachi 1:6-8

But not just Israel, even the church herself was guilty of this hypocrisy.

1Corinthians 11:17-18, Philippians 4:1-3, 1Peter 3:8-9

** As we pursue "The Ultimate Priority - Worship", what is to be the overall characteristic of that worship?

Love! Our love for God, our love for Jesus Christ, our love for the Holy Spirit and our love for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please join me in 1John, chapter 3, as we bring our study to a conclusion.

1John 3:14 "...because we love the brethren..."
1John 3:18 "...let us love...in deed and truth..."
1John 4:7 "...everyone who loves is born of God"
1John 4:12 "...if we love one another, God abides"
1John 4:20 "...the one who does not love his brother...cannot love God..."
1John 4:21 "...the one who loves God should love his brother also."

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