(Message 2) What is worship? Is it music? Is it hand-raising or quiet reverence? Worship can be expressed in a multitude of ways, but it must always include the heart of the worshiper - or it's hollow worship and empty. Join us as we see how Jesus would undo hollow worship and how we can be true worshipers. #GCWWJU
Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law now arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. They asked him, "Why do your disciples disobey our age-old tradition? For they ignore our tradition of ceremonial hand washing before they eat." (NLT)
You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you for he wrote, 'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce...' (NLT)
"Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker." (NLT)
Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (NLT)
"Praise his name with dancing..." (NLT)
"You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing..." (NLT)
"Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name." (NLT)
"And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice--the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him." (NLT)
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Hollow Worship vs. Worship
How should we worship?
Daily we lay down our lives as an act of worship.
Worship is not what we do… worship is who we are!