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The Revering of Scripture - Part One - Nehemiah 8:1-12

Posted on March 24, 2019

The Revering of Scripture

Nehemiah 8:1-12

Worship begins with a craving to know God through His Word – Nehemiah 8:1-4

  • The Jews sought out Ezra to preach from the Book of the Law
  • The Jews listened attentively to the Book of the Law

Application: The power of the Gospel and the Christian Life is found in God’s Word

 

Worship should create a response – Nehemiah 8:5 – 8

  • The Jews stood in reverenceto God and His Word
    • The Word of God is God – Breathed
    • The Word of God is an agent of salvation
    • The Word of God is eternal
    • The Word of God will accomplish its intended purpose
    • The Jews expressed their emotions through worship
    • The Jewish priests helped the people understand the Book of the Law

Application: The experience of worship takes in all the senses

 

Worship should be a time of celebration – Nehemiah 8:9-12

  • The Jews first response was weeping over their disobedience
  • The Jews second response was joy over hearing the Book of the Law

Application: When we gather on Sunday, it should lead you to a place of joy!

Key Thought: Worshiping is giving of ourselves to God first and second, receiving the joy from God that gives us strength

 

Questions to Ponder this Week

  1. In comparison to the Jews, how desirous and attentive are we toward God and His Word?
  2. How can we experience worship more sincerely and freely?
  3. Are we celebrating the joy of the Lord when we worship?