Sabbath 7/25/15 Daytona SDB Church Pastor Wray Sermon “Seeking Motivation for Worship”

Sabbath 7/25/15 Daytona SDB Church Pastor Wray Sermon “Seeking Motivation for Worship” Psalm 96:1-4

Worship by definition is to show love toward God. In Matt 15:8, Jesus said the people honored Him with their lips but their hearts were far from Him. The vain worship of the Pharisees sounded good, but their hearts were not right. They did what they wanted to do instead of what God wanted them to do. We must remember that our motivation for worship must be real and obedient to God. Our text focuses on the motivations to worship God.

1) God has saved us and He is doing what we can’t do for ourselves.
2) God is the Creator.
3) God’s presence fills his temple.
4) God is Majestic and Holy.
5) God is the Judge.

God saves us from impossible predicaments. When Jesus healed people, they afterwards worshipped Him. Worship is the belief that the Lord has the power to save us. When we go to the Lord for help and we believe that He has the ability to save us, then He will save us. The Lord says our blessings come through our Praise to God. He is our creator and God made the world and everything in it. God gives to all life, breathe and all things. We should seek the Lord and find Him because He is not far from us. We are God’s offspring and He is right here available to us. He is anxious for us to come to Him for everything! We are all God’s creation. He made us and reconciled us back to himself through the blood of Jesus Christ.

We must not fail to honor God as our Creator. When we fail to honor God then we begin to worship the creation-the things that God created, instead of worshipping God, the Creator himself. We should have worship for God continually. God created the sun which rises and sets on its own with no help from us. The same God that created the sun also created you and I. We can never be the boss of things, but must be subject to the Creator-God. We can never become Mister Big Stuff, because Mister Big Stuff created us! We have to understand that God is running things and without him we can do nothing!

In Revelation 4:8-1, God has Divine Holiness. In the presence of God, the 24 elders bowed and worshipped God. Isaiah 6:1-5= The presence of Almighty God is Great and the gap between God’s holiness and our sinful nature is huge. We must realize how great and divine God is and not to forget to praise the Lord for He is Holy. We serve a Holy God. God is our judge. Rev. 15:4 =We should fear God and glorify His name. He is the Judge and the one who determines our eternal destiny. Rev. 20:14. The Books will be opened for the judgment of God.

Jesus paid a great price for our salvation. His crucifixion, death on the cross was so we could be saved thru his blood. Jesus died for us and rose again for us to be able to spend eternity with God the Father. We pray and ask God to lead and guide us while we are still on this Earth. We ask these things in Jesus’ name. What can wash away our sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!!