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May 9- Sermon Notes and Questions

Worship: United in Worship
AWE: Worshipping God Almighty!
Pastor Grant Morgan

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew‬ ‭25:34-40‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew‬ ‭25:34-40‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Matthew‬ ‭25:34-40‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Bottom Line: God doesn’t require that we sing to him. Instead, he equips us to love one another.

 

  1. Do you have a favorite way of worshiping? Is there a specific song that has special meaning to you? Has this past year been difficult adjusting to a “new way of worshiping”?(e.g. staying home on Sunday mornings, wearing masks while singing)
  2. Read Amos 5:21-24: What does God say are his priorities when it comes to worship? Why do you think he said this in this passage? Why do you think there are so many different styles of churches and styles of “worship music”? Is there one “right way” to worship?
    If worship is about getting together to sing, does that mean that we can’t worship unless we are together and singing? What if someone can’t attend church services in person? What if someone is unable to speak? Are those folks simply unable to worship God?
  3. Read Matt 25:34-36: What are some examples Jesus gives in which the Righteous Ones worship God?(The King) Read Matt 25:37-40: Why were the Righteous ones confused about being able to enter The Kingdom? Who was it that they helped?
  4. In what ways do you worship God by serving and loving others? Are there any songs that we sing at The Bridge that help “train” you to be more loving? It can be easy to show up to church on Sunday morning, but difficult to show up in other areas of our lives to love others, how have you been encouraged to love the people around you? Are there any new ways you can be “moved into action”?