Why We Worship HimBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 03/22/2020Foundations of My Faith
Why We Worship Him
And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent two of His disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. 33 But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” 35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36 And as He went, many spread their clothes on the road. 37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, 38 saying: “’Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:28-40 NKJV
1. Created to Worship Him.
a. He created the heavens and the earth and everything that is in them—including you and me.
b. All of creation worships Him and shows forth His Glory.
c. Psalm 19:1 AMPC — The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork.
d. Psalm 148:1-5 KJV — Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights. 2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts. 3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. 4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.
e. The nations will worship Him.
f. Revelation 15:4 KJV — Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
g. We are created for His pleasure.
h. Revelation 4:11 KJV — Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
i. We are created to give Him Glory and bring Him Glory.
j. Isaiah 43:7 AMPC — Even everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, whom I have made.
k. DO NOT LET A ROCK DO YOUR JOB!
2. There Are A Multitude of Reasons We Should Worship the Lord.
a. Almighty God is worthy of glory, praise and honor (Psalm 66:2).
b. Jesus is worthy to be worshipped.
c. Revelation 5:12 KJV — Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
d. His glory (Psalm 138:5).
e. His majesty (Psalm 96:6; Isaiah 24:14).
f. His excellency (Psalm 148:13).
g. His greatness (1 Chronicles 16:25; Psalm 145:3).
h. His holiness (Exodus 15:11; Isaiah 6:3).
i. His wisdom (Daniel 2:20; Jude 1:25).
j. His power (Psalm 21:13).
k. His goodness and mercy (Psalm 107:8; Psalm 118:1-4; Psalm 136:1-26; Jeremiah 33:11; 2 Chronicles 20:21; Psalm 89:10).
l. His lovingkindness and truth (Psalm 63:3-5; Psalm 138:2).
m. His faithfulness (Psalm 89:1).
n. His salvation (Psalm 18:46; Isaiah 35:10; Isaiah 61:10; Luke 1:68-69).
o. His wonderful works (Psalm 89:5; Psalm 150:2; Isaiah 25:1).
p. His comfort (Psalm 42:5; Isaiah 12:1).
q. His counsel (Psalm 16:7; Jeremiah 32:19).
r. He fulfills His promises (1 Kings 8:56).
s. He pardons sin (Psalm 103:1-3; Hosea 14:2).
t. His healing power (Psalm 103:3).
u. His preservation and deliverance (Psalm 71:6-8; Psalm 40:1-3; Psalm 124:6).
v. His protection and defense (2 Samuel 22:4; Psalm 5:11; Psalm 28:7; Psalm 33:20-22; Psalm 59:17).
w. His forgiveness and generosity (Psalm 13:6).
x. Answered prayer (Psalm 28:6; Psalm 63:7; Psalm 116:1-2; Psalm 118:21).
y. All spiritual blessings (Psalm 103:2; Ephesians 1:3).
z. All temporal blessings (Psalm 104:1&14; Psalm 136:25).
aa. Continual blessings (Psalm 68:19).
3. Worship is An Action.
a. Hebrews 13:15 KJV — By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
b. Worship intentionally (Psalm 47:7).
c. With the soul (Psalm 103:1).
d. With the whole heart (Psalm 9:1; Psalm 138:1).
e. With upright heart (Psalm 119:7).
f. With lips and mouth (Psalm 63:3; Psalm 119:171; 51:15; 63:5).
g. With joy and gladness (Psalm 98:4; 2 Chronicles 29:30; Jeremiah 33:11).
h. With thankfulness (1 Chronicles 16:4; Nehemiah 12:24; Psalm 147:7).
i. With singing (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16).
j. With musical instruments (1 Chronicles 16:41-42; Psalm 150:3-5).
k. Publicly and in church meetings (Psalm 9:14; Psalm 35:18; Psalm 111:1; Psalm 149:1; Hebrews 2:12).
l. Daily; continually; more and more (2 Chronicles 30:21; Psalm 35:28; Psalm 71:6&14; Psalm 104:33; Psalm 119:164; Revelation 4:8).
m. Among the nations (1 Chronicles 16:24-25).
n. Throughout the world (Psalm 113:3).
o. Forever and ever (Psalm 145:1-20).