Sermon about Worship: Preparing for True Worship Jno 4:24

Sermon about Worship: Preparing for True Worship Jno 4:24

The statement "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" is found in John 4:24. This passage is part of a larger conversation between Jesus and a Samaritan woman at a well. 

The woman had questions about worship, and Jesus responded with this statement to emphasize the importance of true worship. 


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1. Worship is not about a place.

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God is spirit: Those who worship must worship in spirit and truth

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Therefore, true worship of God must not be limited to external rituals or physical places of worship, but must come from the heart and spirit.

To worship God "in spirit and truth" means to worship Him sincerely, from the innermost depths of our being, with honesty and authenticity. It means that our worship must be genuine and not simply a matter of outward form or tradition. Worshiping in truth means that our worship is based on the truth of God's character and His Word, not on our own preferences or opinions.

2. Worship is an act of adoration.

Jesus' statement emphasizes the importance of our spiritual connection with God in worship. It is not enough to go through the motions of worship without truly engaging our hearts and spirits. True worship requires a personal relationship with God, in which we respond to His love and grace with wholehearted devotion and obedience.

That expresses our love for God and is a vital part of every Christian’s life. It can take many forms, including listening to music, praying silently or aloud, reading Scripture, and reflecting on the Lord’s work in our lives. As part of worship, we humbly recognize our need for God and ask him to meet those needs.

 As we seek to worship Him in spirit and truth, we are drawn into a deeper relationship with Him, and our lives are transformed by His love and grace.

Worship is the expression of honor, adoration & praise unto God, not an end in itself. Avoid vain worship by preparing ourselves to benefit from worship (spiritual reform & growth, Heb. 10:24-25).

3. Worship of the Lord’s Church

The worship of the Lord's church, according to the Bible, is centered on Jesus Christ and is a response to His love, mercy, and grace. The New Testament provides guidance and examples for the worship of the church.

One of the key elements of worship in the church is the proclamation of the Word of God. This includes the reading and teaching of Scripture, as well as preaching that explains and applies it to our lives. In addition, the church often sings hymns and songs of praise, giving thanks and adoration to God for who He is and what He has done.

Another important aspect of worship in the church is prayer. Through prayer, believers express their dependence on God, seek His guidance and wisdom, and offer praise and thanksgiving. The church also practices the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper, which symbolize our identification with Christ and our participation in His death and resurrection.

The worship of the Lord's church is also marked by a spirit of unity and fellowship. Believers are called to love one another and to serve one another, using their spiritual gifts to build up the body of Christ.

Finally, the worship of the Lord's church is not limited to a particular time or place, but is a lifestyle of devotion and service to God. As Paul writes in Romans 12:1-2, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will."

True Worship is in SPIRIT (Jno. 4:24).


Experience the joys & benefits of worship by preparing for it with a correct understanding (“mind set”), orderliness & devotion.


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