Ecclesia – Worship = I Love You

This Sunday Pastor David continues through his sermon series titled Ecclesia – What Makes An Excellent Church? focusing on Worship. Join us in-person or online beginning at 10:30am Sunday morning.

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-The Great Commandment: Matthew 22:34-40

If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? (I John 4:20) (NLT)

-The Great Commission: Matthew 28:18-20

-Acts 2:41-47

WORSHIP is saying “I __________ YOU” to God

*Worship is ______________ but it is not _________________.

Q: How can you say “I love You” to God?

1. You can say “I love You” through ____________.

-Psalm 66:8, Psalm 95:1

Sing out your thanks to the Lord; sing praises to our God, accompanied by harps. (Psalm 147:7)

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; Make a loud noise, and rejoice and sing praise. (Psalm 98:4) (KJV)

2. You can say “I love You” by __________ to Him.

-Psalm 116: 1-4

3. You can say “I love You” by _______________ to Him.

  • Set aside ___________________ time with the Lord. (Lev. 23:3)
  • Open God’s love ____________ and read it yourself (II Tim. 3:16)
  • Take good notes during ____________________ times.

Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. (James 1:2-4)  

4. You can say “I love You” by caring for His ______________. 

Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. (Rom. 12:13)

Digging Deeper

Q1: What is your favourite love song?  Is there a special memory attached to it? 

Q2: Pastor David said that worship is personal but not private.  

Read Matthew 5:13-16.  How do these verses relate to that statement?

Q3: Have you “heard” the Lord “speak” to you recently.  If so, share about that experience.  What did He use to communicate to you?

Q4: Read Exodus 20:1-8.  How do these verses add to your understanding of what worship is really all about?

Q5: What can you do this next week as a practical express of your love for God in caring for and blessing one of His children?

Q6: Read Acts 16:11-15 and Acts 16:25-34.  How do these verse impact your understanding of both worship and baptism?