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Big Rocks for Strong Christ-followers

Jesus could see the future when those who believe in Him would worship from their hearts

Big Rocks for Strong Christ-Followers
Today’s Big Rock: Thinking of Others – Part VII

Scripture Foundation: Hebrews 10:24-25

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Consider this verse:

Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. (Ephesians 5:19).

This verse shows us that from the beginning of the early church, they had a form of worship that we are still using today. Of course, their services would not sound or look the same as ours do, but the spirit of the worship I believe is very similar.

Whenever you think of worship, think of Jesus’s prediction about how God wants us to worship.

Jesus was alone with a Samaritan woman who had been married five times and was living with a man at that moment. She asked Jesus a question that opened the door for Jesus’s prediction:

“So tell me, why is it that you Jews insist that Jerusalem is the only place of worship, while we Samaritans claim it is here at Mount Gerizim, where our ancestors worshiped?”

Jesus replied, “Believe Me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans know very little about the One you worship, while we Jews know all about Him, for salvation comes through the Jews. But the time is coming—indeed it is here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship Him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. (John 4:20-24).

In Jesus’s day, the location of worship was paramount. However, Jesus told this woman that God does not care where you are, He simply wants people to worship Him in spirit and in truth!

Jesus could see beyond His death and resurrection, to a day when those who believed in Him would worship from their hearts and truly mean it.

If you stand in church and sing songs with your mouth but not from your heart, you are not worshipping in spirit and truth.

If your prayers are so routine that you hardly think about what you are saying, you are not worshipping in spirit and truth.

Father, remind me to truly worship you in spirit and in truth. You are worthy. In Jesus’s name, amen.