Worship The Lord – Worship in Spirit and Truth Part 23

Worship in Spirit and Truth Part 23

By Pastor Bill

Worship in spirit and truthIn John 4:24, Jesus tells us that “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” He was speaking with the woman at the well and His point to her was that she needed to be born of the Spirit. Jesus told Nicodemus a similar thing in John 3:5. He said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” For us to be true worshipers of God, we must be born again, or born of the spirit.

Jesus did not simply say to worship in spirit, but to worship in spirit and truth. The truth refers to Jesus. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the life, and the truth.” The truth also refers to the word of God. In John 1:1, we find that “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

The word of God teaches us about God. The word of God teaches us about His nature and His character. The word of God teaches us about God’s ways, and His principles. The word of God teaches us God’s thoughts. For us to be true worshipers of God, we must know God’s word. We must know the truth.

We are just starting our study of the book of Luke. Luke was a man who was very concerned about the truth. There were lots of varying accounts of the things that Jesus and the disciples accomplished. Luke took time to investigate and compile his own account of what happened. He wrote in Luke 1:3-4, “it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for you in consecutive order, most excellent Theophilus; {4} so that you may know the exact truth about the things you have been taught.”

Father, we want to be a church that worships You in spirit and in truth. As we begin studying the book of Luke, teach us truths about Yourself. Help us discover truths about Your nature and Your character. Teach us Your ways and Your principles. Set us free as we learn Your truth. Teach us the exact truth about the matters of our faith. May we be a church that truly worships You in spirit and in truth. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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