“The Heart of Worship”: #1 Pleasing God with Our Worship. Isaiah 1:11-15. How does God feel about our worship? We often evaluate worship on the basis of how we felt about it, but how does God feel about it? It’s obvious from Isaiah 1:11-15 God has an opinion and in that case it was not a good one. God’s concern and interest in our worship of Him is evident throughout scripture. We often have the wrong focus…ourselves. We should receive benefits and be blessed when we worship but the greatest benefit will come when we seek to behold the beauty of the Lord. In Isaiah 6:1-8 we find an example of how to do that. Pastor Barry shares the six characteristics of worship, found there, that is pleasing to the Lord.
“The Heart of Worship” Series: To Martha, worried and fussing over many pressing things, our Lord said, “…only a few things are necessary, really only one.” Luke 10:41. Worship is that one essential thing. Many of us are like Martha, distracted and too busy to sit at the Savior’s feet. The hectic pace of life only elevates the importance of active deliberate worship. In this sermon series, The Heart of Worship, Pastor Barry carefully and clearly sets forth the principles of worship – what it is, why it is so important, and how to do it in a way that is pleasing to the Lord. Blessings flow from authentic worship, for it is only when we experience the heart of worship that we can both plumb the depths and explore the heights of the abundant life Jesus came to give us.