Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been dealing with the mystery of worship. What we’ve done so far is contained in a 23-part series of blog posts and podcasts that you can find by following this link:
Yesterday, I also posted a review of the immediate past week’s 14 Podcast Episodes on Worship
These are rich resources that will continue to nurture and strengthen your relationship with God.
This week, we will continue to study the subject of worship, but from a slightly different angle. So far, it’s been mostly about the element of sacrifice; the point has been that if your worship is devoid of sacrifice it is worthless to God. This week, we will continue to emphasize that. However, we will dwell more on the fact that the element of sacrifice is not enough to make your worship acceptable to God. What matters is not just the cost of the sacrifice on the altar, but whether or not God accepts that sacrifice.
Here’s our theme verse:
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire”.”
The main character in our study this week is the man that helped Jesus carry His cross: Simon of Cyrene. We will learn from him that no matter what you sacrifice, and no matter what it cost you, if it’s not voluntary, cheerful, and borne out of affection, honour, and gratitude towards God, your sacrifice is worthless.
I will be posting at least 15 video podcast episodes here this week on the subject Acceptable Worship. I encourage you to watch and listen to the podcasts multiple times throughout the day. If you haven’t already done so, click here to subscribe to the podcasts.The options are virtually endless: play them on your ipod, Mac, Pc, ipad, and so on.
Don’t miss a single podcast!