Pastor E A Adeboye Excerpt Sermon at SEPTEMBER 2020 SUNDAY SERVICE (06-09-2020)
Topic: The Wonders Of His Worship
Text: JOHN 4:19-21
🎸You are worthy to be praised
You are worthy to be praised
You are worthy to be praised
Father; You are worthy to be praised and glorified because there is no one like You. You are the Almighty, You are the Most High, all power belongs to You. You can do and undo. It is the one that You kill that will die, the one You chose to keep alive nobody can kill. We worship you, we thank You for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, we thank You especially for our past Convention, thank You for bringing us to September, Father, please, accept our thanks in Jesus’ name. Ancient of Days, as Your children are gathering all over the world to thank You today, please, accept our thanks, do something special and great. We have come to worship You, my Father and my God, please, be present in our midst and everything that will cause us to rejoice even for the rest of the year, My Father and my God, give to us today. As for Your children who have been faithful over the years in their offerings and in their tithes, this month in particular, surprise them all, bless them beyond their wildest imaginations, show them that You are the Almighty God, and that You are the All Sufficient God. Please Lord, before the end of the service today, let Your children have cause to shout Hallelujah, thank You Father, in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Let someone shout Hallelujah.
Text - JOHN 4:19-24
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Basically speaking, there are seven ways that a human being can relate to God verbally:
1. You Can Relate To God My Murmuring .
By complaining; by telling Him, why are You like this to me?
Murmuring is you complaining about God and forgetting what He had done for you in the past. When you murmur against Him, He hears and He could be pretty angry.
1 Corinthians 10:10 The Bible warns, don't you ever murmur against God because those who did it in the past were destroyed.
You murmur if you forget all that God has done for you. If you think He hasn't done enough, consider what He has done.
2.By Querying Him.
We query Him when we find yourself in a situation that appears as if He is not caring
1 Peter 5:6-7 He cares for you.
3.By Asking Him Questions.
A question is what you ask when you need information and you want to know.
2 Kings 2:9-15.
4. You Can Call On Him.
That is what many of us called prayer.
Anytime you cry to God for help, He will help you.
He encourages calling particularly when you need help.
5. Through Thanksgiving .
Psalm 100:4. Enter his gate with thanksgiving in your heart.
What is thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is when you are relating to God considering what He has done for you; when you are showing Him appreciation for what He has done for you as an individual.
Thanksgiving is very acceptable to God.
As a matter of fact, the Bible says, don't ever enter His gate without thanksgiving.
God appreciates thanksgiving.
6. Through Praise .
Praise is what you give to Him for His achievement generally; for what He has done, not necessarily for you but what He has done generally.
Psalm 100 :1 Enter His gate with thanksgiving and His court with praise.
God loves praise.
Psalm 50:23 Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me.
7. By Worship.
The highest of it all is worship.
God seeks for worshippers.
What is worship?
Worship is telling Him who He is.
The question this morning is, do you know who you are worshipping?
When you worship God, He will draw near.
If He draws near you, your head will swell.
You cannot be in the presence of the All sufficient One and have queries.
Who Is He?
i.The Most High. Psalm 90:1.
The One who is higher than the highest. Ecclesiastes. 5:8.
The One who says heaven is my throne, the earth is my footstool.
If there is anything at all that this pandemic should teach everybody is that the highest wisdom of man is still foolishness with God.
The Most High who rules in the affairs of men. Daniel 4:25.
In my native tongue, we called Him the King Maker.
ii.The king of glory. Psalm 24:7.
Glory is the opposite of shame.
-He has the ability to remove shame. 2 Kings 5:1-14
-He can change shame to glory. John 2:1-11.
iii.The Lord of Hosts. Psalm 24:10
iv.Moses called Him the Man of war. Exodus 15:4
v.He is the original general. Numbers 16:23-34.
vi.He is the original admiral. Exodus 14:15-28.
He was the first One to manufacture a submarine.
vii.He is the original air marshal.
He is the first One to throw a bomb. Joshua 10:10-11.
He is the Lord of Hosts.
He sends demons on errands. 1 Samuel 16:14.
1 Kings 18:36-39.
viii. The consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29.
You can worship Him as long as you don't misbehave, if He loves you, He will tell you there are lines you don’t cross.
When Moses was singing in Exodus 15, he said, God is glorious in holiness and fearful in praises.
If He surrounds you, the enemy that tries to come near you will be consumed.
The fire can consume anything. 1 Kings 18:36-39.
ix.The Lion of the tribe of Judah. Revelation 5:5.
He Is I Am That I Am.
The greatest thing You need to know about Him in worshipping Him is that He gave His own name as the I AM that I AM when He was introducing Himself to Moses in Exodus 3:11-15.
Meaning of I Am That I Am .
1.It means, I'm not I was; I am not an ex-king.
2. I am not, I will be, whatever promises I'm making, it doesn't mean that when you vote me into power i will do it for you. I AM now.
What i am today is what i will be tomorrow because by tomorrow, tomorrow will become today.
3.I Am that I AM simply means whatever you call me is what i will be to you.
If you call me the Most High, I will be the Most High to you.
If you call me the Almighty, I will be the Almighty to you.
If you call me the Lord of Hosts, then you are handing over your battles to me.
If you call me the consuming fire, then you can go to bed at night knowing fully well that there is a wall of fire about you that no witch or wizard can fly through.
When you want to worship Him today, please, do it thoroughly.
As much of His name you can remember, call Him by that name and watch Him act for you. Thank Him for what He has done for you.
Praise Him for His achievements, but more than anything else, worship Him and call Him who He is.
Those of you who are yet to surrender your lives to Him, you can only call Him my Father after you have given your life to Him.
You can only call him my God when you have surrendered to Him.
You can only call Him my Lord when you make up your mind to do what He asks you to do for the rest of your life.
But if you call Him my Saviour today, He will save your soul.
Lord Jesus, I have believed before that You are a good man, now i know that You are not an ordinary man, You are my Lord and Saviour.
I have heard about You that You are a good teacher, now i know that You are not just an ordinary teacher, You are the Word, the Truth and the Way. I come to You now, please, take over my life.
Shall we bow our heads in prayer?
Those of you who want to give your life to Jesus’ Christ, call Him my Saviour and He will save you.
Call Him my Lord and He will become your Lord.
Call Him my King and He will take over your life and begin to arrange things.
Call on Him: Please, save my soul, let Your blood wash away my sins, take over my life and i will serve You for the rest of my life.
Ancient of Days, the Unchangeable Changer, the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the I AM that I AM; glory be to Your holy name. Thank You for Your word and thank You for those who have decided that from this moment they want You to be their Saviour, please, save their souls, forgive all their sins, write their names in the Book of life, receive them into the family of God and from now on, whenever they call You, please, answer them by fire.
As for Your children, as they begin to worship You today; worshipping You now not just in spirit but in truth, telling You who You are, my Father and my God, manifest Your glory. Let everyone go home today with a new mighty collection of miracles, signs and wonders in Jesus’ name, and please Lord, as they worship You, draw near them, in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed.
Praise ye the Lord.
Worship God Todays.
Make sure you spend quality time worshiping Him today and you can be sure you will not regret it.
God bless you all.