Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sermon Notes from Sunday, 1.19.14, on John 4.22-24

Here are the sermon notes from the third installation of the series, Apprentices, that has as its heart defining who we are as a church.  You can find these notes in PDF and the audio at  You can also get the audio via our podcast on iTunes.

Part 3 – Connect with God 
John 4.22-24

Context: the Living Water Conversation

The Father is Seeking True Worshippers
  • God has a passion for His people, even before they have passion for Him
  • He is seeking worshippers, not worship – relationship, not activity

    True Worshippers Worship in Spirit and Truth
Truth: is what I’m saying true about God?
  • Worship environments should be places of freedom and healing
  • Samaritan and Jewish issues at the heart were the same problem: a God who
    was too small
Spirit: is what I’m saying true in me?
Emotions are a part of worship like they are a part of life – legitimate
affections legitimize praise (signs of some sort of health)

Three Categories of Emotions in Worship 
1. Delight
2. Longing 
3. Sorrow

Part of worshipping in spirit is that our body naturally follows (Rom 12.1)

Three Guidelines for Bodies in Worship 
1. Authentic
2. Biblical
3. Considerate

The point isn’t to have an emotional experience. The point is to see God for who He is and be transformed by Him (2 Cor 3.18) 

No comments:

Post a Comment