The Bible Teaches That …
    1. WE MUST WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. From the early existence of man, God has expected and required that man give him proper respect and consideration. Though there have been various acts of worship, God has required specific things in the different periods of time that man should do in worship of him. Today, we, being governed by the New Testament are required to render unto God worship that is given in this New Testament or covenant.

    Jesus, speaking to the sinful Samarithan women at the well, (John 4:5-30), told her that the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers of God would worship in spirit and in truth.

    There are many people today who offer some kind of tribute unto a god, but there are few who worship the true God of all, and even fewer people who offer worship in spirit and in truth.

    Worship is defined as paying honours or homage to a supreme being. To us, worship is paying homage or honour to God in heaven.

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    2. WE ARE TO WORSHIP GOD AND HIM ONLY. In Exodus 20:3, the first of the Ten Commandments, God said: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” In this passage, it is plainly shown that God desires our entire devotion and respect and that there must not be another. In Exodus 20:5, God said: “I am a jealous God.” God, of course, meant that nothing should be exalted in their eyes as god or to be god.

    In the New Testament, in the words of Jesus in the wilderness when he was tempted of Satan, we read: “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve.” Jesus emphatically declares that we must worship God and him alone. Now, the next thing that we want to notice is how should we worship.

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    3. WE MUST WORSHIP GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. We have already read this passage of scripture. Now let us analyze it briefly. We found worship to be the act of paying homage unto God. We also see that it must be done in spirit and in truth.

    In spirit – Means in the proper attitude and frame of mind.

    In truth – Means according to the commands to God.

    Many people have the proper frame of mind when they engage in worship but some of them do not do so in truth. Jesus said: “In vain they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” The word vain means, empty, useless, without benefit. Jesus emphatically stated that some worship Him in vain.

    What we want to do is worship God in the proper attitude or spirit and also in truth. There are several items of worship mentioned in the New Testament. We want to study them now.

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    4. WE MUST WORSHIP GOD IN SONG. In Ephesians 5:19 we read: “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto the Lord.”

    We also find in Colossians 3:16, “Let the words of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

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    5. WE MUST WORSHIP GOD IN PRAYERS. On the day of establishment of the church we read in Acts 2:42, "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”

    Paul admonished the Corinthians in this manner, 1 Corinthians 14:15, “What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also; I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also.”

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    6. TEACHING IS ALSO A PART OF WORSHIP. We are to teach in worship. We also find that the apostles were told: “Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

    In 1 Corinthians 14:26, Paul said, “How is it then, brethren? When ye come together, everyone of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.” We then must teach each other as we come together.

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    7. COMMUNION IS A VITAL PART OF OUR WORSHIP OF GOD. In Matthew 26:26, we find Jesus at the last supper with the apostles and the scripture says, “and as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.”

    And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all of it; for this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

    After Jesus had died and the church was established, we find that they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers.

    We further find that upon the first day of the week the disciples came together to break bread (Acts 20:7). We also have other mentions made of the communion of the body and blood of Christ but these will be studied in a later lesson.

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    8. GIVING OF OUR MEANS IS AN ACT OF WORSHIP. We read in the writings of Paul to the Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, "Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye."

    "Upon the first day of the week let everyone of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come." In this verse, we have the example given of Christians giving of their earnings in order to care for the needy saints. We also know that some of the various churches sent support to Paul as he preached the gospel from place to place. Evidently, the money give is to be used in order to further the work of the church and to care for those who need care. More will be said about this subject in a later lesson also.

    Section 1 - Define in your own words the following terms

    Question 1 Worship -

    Question 2 Worship in spirit -

    Question 3 Worship in truth -

    Question 4 Vain Worship -

    Section 2 -Type in the proper scripture reference

    Question 1 The first of the ten commandments is recorded in -

    Question 2 The passage of Scripture that tells of Jesus' conversation at the well is found in -

    Question 3 One passage of Scripture that teaches that we should sing in worship is found in -

    Question 4 One passage that teaches that we should pray is –

    Question 5 One passage that teaches that we should teach the doctrines of Christ is -

    Question 6 One passage of Scripture that teaches that we should commune is -

    Question 7 One passage of Scripture that teaches that we should contribute is -

    Section 3 - True or False

    Question 1 We must worship God in spirit and in truth. -

    Question 2 Worship is defined as: Paying homage unto God. -

    Question 3 The first of the Ten Commandments is "Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." -

    Question 4 We should worship to please men. -

    Question 5 We are living under the New Testament law. -

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