“The Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you.” -2 Chronicles 15:2
Worship does not start with you and me, but with God. How you view Him will determine how you worship Him.
–excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon: Worship: Session 37
“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” -2 Timothy 2:20-22
You are a vessel, either of honor or dishonor. To be a vessel of honor, you must purge what is unclean and be set apart unto God and from the world.
–excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: A Vessel of Honor
“For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.” -Amos 5:4-5
The Israelites were focused on the place (Bethel), but what made it special was that God met them there! If there is anything special about this building, it will be because God meets us here. We need the presence of God.
–excerpt from Josh Wilson’s Sunday Evening Sermon: Proper Worship
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” -Ephesians 6:10
How can we endure? Be strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS might. Remind yourself that you are in Christ Jesus and there is not a situation in your life where His grace will not be there to help you.
–excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon: The Gospel Continuing
“Adam, Seth, Enosh; Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared; Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech; Noah…” -1 Chronicles 1:1-4
What was the purpose of God including all these genealogies in Scripture? We see God’s sovereignty in choosing a nation (Israel) and in choosing individuals. He knows each and every particular person down to the details of their lives. Every name is important to God.
And just in the first ten names, we see the beautiful Gospel on display in their meanings! “Man appointed subject to death from the presence of God one comes down, dedicated, dying He shall send to the poor brought very low comfort and rest.” –excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon: “Names, Names, Names! Why so many names?!”
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” -Colossians 3:16
Worship should involve our whole created being. When we are filled with the Word and filled with the Spirit, worship will come forth. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Wednesday Evening Sermon
O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” for by professing it some have swerved from the faith. Grace be with you. -1 Timothy 6:20-21
How can we guard the treasure of truth? Believe the Word. Love the Word. Delight in the Word. Obey the Word. Proclaim the Word. Study the Word. –excerpt from Steve Wainright’s Sunday Morning Sermon