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Treasured (Part 2) - First, Worship!

Treasured (Part 2) - First, Worship!

Jan 06, 2019

Passage: Psalm 29:1-2

Preacher: Martin Lifer

Category: Love


Psalm 29:1-2

Sermon notes - Preface: (a) God seeks First-Worshipers and treasures them, … as they treasure Him.

Jesus said: “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship Him.” John 4:23

         (b) First-Worshipers are ALL IN for God: yielded, obedient and joyful in the Spirit.

 “‘I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’” Acts 13:22

         (c) Epiphany: The 1st revelation of Christ to gentiles was the FIRST Christian WORSHIP.

         (d) A wise person’s 1st Resolution/Rule of faith: First, Worship!

 Glorify and Enjoy God!

 (1) First-Worshipers FIRST seek to WORSHIP Him.

 “Where is He Who has been born king of the Jews? …we have come to worship Him.” Matt. 2:2

 (2) First-Worshipers worship Him for WHO He is: Glorify God for Himself!

 …ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 29:1b-2

 (3) First-Worshipers Come Prepared Spiritually with their First & Best in Heart, Soul & Hand.

 The Magi came with hearts and hands prepared with their first and best.

 (4) First-Worshipers 1st (a) bow/humble themselves and (b) shout “Glory!” to Him.

 (a) “Worship the LORD…” Psalm 29:2

 הִשְׁתַּחֲו֥וּ / “Worship” = literally  bow down…. as in presenting a gift.

 ..and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts: gold and frankincense and myrrh. Matt. 2:11b

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” [C.S. Lewis]

 (b) …in his temple all cry, “Glory!” Psalm 29:9b

 “Shout for joy to God/ the LORD!…. Psalm 66:1, Psalm 81:1, Psalm 98:4, Psalm 100:1

 (5) As First-Worshipers humble themselves & worship Him,,…He lifts us up in peace & joy.

 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you. James 4:10

 The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace. Psalm 29:11 Don’t Miss: Strength and Peace are interrelated.