Your cross is your pain that brings forth gain.
Obedience to the Holy Spirit is key to a powerful personal altar.
Public support for Jesus was at its lowest ebb during His crucifixion, yet Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus took the risk of asking the authorities for Jesus’ body. They didn’t mind the personal risk or possible shame; they willingly swam against the Jewish political tide at the time.
Giving to God must come from a cheerful heart; given in gratitude to Him. To be acceptable before God, worship must be cheerful.
“To the faithful I show myself faithful.”
Coerced worship is loathsome to God. Acceptable worship must be voluntary.
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The messages above are also available on audio/video podcasts! You can watch/listen to the podcasts anytime and anywhere throughout the day.
It’s so embarrassing to see what so called men of God are doing; how they exploit their congregation.
The truth is that if you’re manipulated into doing anything for God, your worship will not please Him.
Uncheerful worship is absolutely worthless.
“This lady has has sacrificed everything just to be able to worship you! God, the least you can do is to remove failure from her life.”
Unfortunately, Simon’s devoutness was nothing but a façade. Every step that Simon of Cyrene took jp that hill beside Jesus was abhorrent to Jesus.
The element of sacrifice in your worship is not enough to make your worship acceptable; it must be voluntary.
You could validly argue that Simon of Cyrene assisted Jesus to carry out the greatest mission for mankind ever. Yet, not a word was said to him. This is shocking, really!
Great people are able to rise above their personal suffering and still continue to help other people.
This helps me to know that no matter what, I can always count on the Lord to reach out and help me. But it also inspires me to never let my pains hinder me from reaching out to help others.
The fact that you sacrificed something to God does not mean that that worship will be acceptable to God. At the end of the day, more than anything else, your heart decides the acceptability of your worship.
Our focus this week is on the subject of Acceptable Worship.
I would say we had a feast this past week; 14 podcast episodes on the mystery of worship! It was just amazing. Just in case you missed any, here are the links to every one of them: