Undo – Part 2
Mark 7:5-8 (NLT) So the Pharisees and teachers of religious law asked him, “Why don’t your disciples follow our age-old tradition? They eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony.” Jesus replied, “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, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’ For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.”
Sincere worship is not about the style of music but the condition of the heart.
Worship isn’t just the songs we sing, but the life we live.
How can we express our worship?
- We can lift our hands in adoration.
Psalm 134:2 (NIV) Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.
We typically lift our hands for two reasons:
- We lift our hands in surrender.
- We lift our hands to celebrate the victory.
- We can kneel in reverence.
Psalm 95:6 (NLT) Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our maker.
Philippians 2:10 (NLT) …at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…
- We can dance in celebration.
Psalm 149:3 (NLT) Praise his name with dancing…
- We can offer a sacrifice of praise.
Hebrews 13:15 (NLT) Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.
Romans 12:1 (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.