SCRIPTURE READING:  PSALM 100 

INTRO:  We continue to look at our worship in this fourth sermon in this series.

 I.  WE NEED A REDISCOVERY OF GOD-CENTERED WORSHIP! 

    A. What is God-centered worship vs. self-centered worship?

    B. God-centered worship is the key to having our needs met.  Matthew 6:33

    C. The worship that takes place in Heaven is God-centered worship.    Revelation 4

    D. If this is the case, should we be getting ready for Heaven? 

II. WE NEED TO WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.  John 4:24

    A. “Worship in Spirit.” 

   B. “Worship in Truth.”  John 14:17; John 15:26;  John 16:13; John 17:17 

III. SO WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF A GOD-CENTERED WORSHIP SERVICE?

    A.  Preparation – Psalm 122:1 

   B.  Praise – Psalm 100:3;  Psalm 34:1-4;  Psalm 148

    C.  Prayer – Acts 12:5; Acts 2:42

    D.  Public Reading of Scripture – I Timothy 4:13; Colossians 4:16;  Nehemiah 8:5

    E.  Preaching – 2 Timothy 4:2; Acts 2 

   F.  Communion – Acts 20:7 

   G.  Offerings – Malachi 3:10; I Corinthians 16:2

    H.  Baptism – Matthew 28:19-20, Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38,

 CONCLUSION AND INVITATION