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Title: Missional Worship


Text: "19And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 30Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. 31And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. 32And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. 33And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34And they said, The Lord hath need of him. 35And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. 36And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. 37And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

(Luke 19:29-38)

INTRODUCTION:


  • So different from the arrival of a king today, the King of kings and Lord of lords arrived to His coronation humbly and riding on a donkey.
  • Just like His birth, His coronation was attended by lowly people and ignored by the nobility.
  • His earthly ministry is coming to an end as He enters Jerusalem that day.
  • He is prepared to face His greatest challenge yet, as He completes the redemptive work, which He came to accomplish on our behalf.
  • This story teaches us many incredible truths about people’s reaction to Jesus Christ – rejoicing and praising – that would soon turn to screams of condemnation.


1. The Misguided Worship - vs. 37-38


  • SHALLOW: a worship that lacks depth, meaning, and a true source. 


  • MUNDANE: a worship that has become dull and routine, lacking substance.


  • SELFISH: a worship that has lost its true focus – the audience of ONE, Jesus Christ.


  • TEMPORARY: a worship that will not stand the test of time.


       

2. The Meaningful Worship - vs. 29-32


  • WORSHIP AS STEWARDS:

o  God has created all of us with talents, gifts, abilities and experiences. 

o  What do you have that God can use today? 


  • WORSHIP CONSISTENTLY:

o  Worship is not just what takes place on Sunday but it is what happens on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

o  It is what happens in our homes, on the job, on the highway, with our friends and when no one else is around.


  • WORSHIP EXCLUSIVELY:

o  Who has gained the focus of your worship?

o  Exodus 34:14, “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:”

CONCLUSION:


  • How is your worship life? 
  • Do you only worship when it is convenient? 
  • Is your worship temporary and selective? 
  • Is your worship mundane?
  • Remember your worship is a small part of touching the eternal.