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The Revering of Scripture - Part Two - Nehemiah 8:13-18

Posted on March 31, 2019

The Revering of Scripture – Part Two

Nehemiah 8:13- 18

Seeking God in worship makes one desire to be in the presence of God more and more – Nehemiah 8:13

  • Worshiping God involvesthe whole body
    • Intellectual response – Nehemiah 8:1-8
    • Emotional response – Nehemiah 8:9 – 12
    • Volitional response – Nehemiah 8:13-18
    • Worshiping God is led by the spiritual leaders

Application: Are you we fully engaged in our worship with God?

Serving God in response to worship increases the joy of the Lord in one’s heart and life – Nehemiah 8:14-17a

  • The purposeof the festivals
    • Look back
    • Look around
    • Look forward
    • The power of community

Application: Are you rejoicing in your service to God and with others?

Sensing God’s will after worship brings great rejoicing – Nehemiah 8:17b-18

  • Joy in hearing God’s Word
  • Joy in sharing the blessings of God with others

Application: Are you finding joy in the fact that God is using you?

Key Thought: Let the joy of the Lord be contagious in your life!

Questions to Ponder this Week

  1. Do you come prepared with your heart and focus for worship on Sunday mornings?
  2. Are you enjoying serving God with others as a team?
  3. Are you finding God revealing more truth to you as you obey Him?

 “God doesn’t give us joy instead of sorrow, or joy in spite of sorrow, but joy in the midst of sorrow. It is not substitution but transformation.” – Warren Wiersbe

 “When was the last time you laughed for sheer joy of your salvation? People are not attracted to somber doctrines. There is no persuasive power in a gloomy and morbid religion. Let the world see your joy and you won’t be able to keep them away. To be filled with God is to be filled with joy.” – Anonymous

“The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.” – Matthew Henry