The word of God had clearly taken effect in them.
Vs. 6 Their faith was tried and true.
Vs. 7 Their faith was visible and evident.
vs. 8 Their faith was loud and resounding.
Vs. 9 Their faith was active and alive
Vs. 10 Their faith was hopeful and expectant
Question: Has the word of God (written, living and spoken) truly taken hold of us?
Question: Is our faith… Tried and True Visible and Evident Loud and Resounding Active and Alive Hopeful and Expectant
Question: If the spiritual life of everyone in our church looked like yours, what kind of church would we be?
The OT Hebrew word for worship is shachah (shaw-khaw’): to bow down. Genesis 24:26-27 Genesis 24:52 The NT Greek word for worship is proskuneó (pros-koo-neh’-o): to do reverence to
“Many Spirit-filled authors have exhausted the thesaurus in order to describe God with the glory He deserves. His perfect holiness, by definition, assures us that our words can’t contain Him. Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?” ~Francis Chan
God deserves our worship. God doesn’t need our worship. Job 41:11 Psalm 50:10-12 Psalm 89:11 Acts 17:24-25
God doesn’t need our worship. (But He wants it anyway!)
John 4:23 When we bow ourselves in worship, He knows our hearts belong to him.
“Worship is an act of war against the enemy of our hearts.” ~Holly Gerth
Worship is Powerful Acts 16:25-26
“Worship is more than singing. It’s more than just lyrics to a song. Worship is standing in the presence of God and declaring praises to His name.” ~Unknown