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The Supreme Command – Worshipping God
Mark 12:28-344

Intro.
 
Have you ever wonder why God created us?  I mean we have created enough problems for God and still He loves us. 
Why do we exist?  What is our purpose for being here?  If you want to know why something works the way it does go find the creator of that thing or look in the owner’s manual.  Have you ever tried to put something together without reading the directions?  I have and I could probably show you a few things that I have put together without reading the directions.

WE WERE MADE BY GOD AND WE WERE MADE FOR GOD.  AND UNTIL WE EXAMINE THE OWNER’S MANUAL AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CREATOR’S PURPOSE IS FOR US LIFE ISN’T GOING TO MAKE SENSE.

  1. You see, the truth is that even though God created the entire world and the universe and He created us. There are three things God does not have unless you give them to Him.

 

  1. Maybe you’re kind of the silent type.  It’s not real easy for you to express affection to God without feeling weird or kind of kooky about it.  You’re going to have to learn how to grow, how to develop, how to say “I love you God”.

Illustration:.  How about if I walked up to my wife one day and I say, “Honey, here are some flowers for you.  And I am giving you these flowers for three strategic reasons: Point No. 1, I am your husband.  Point No. 2, it is our anniversary.  Point No. 3, husbands are supposed to give their wives flowers on their anniversary.  So here.”  Wouldn’t she be thrilled?  I don’t think so.  Why?  She wants me to love her passionately.  Duty and loyalty are fine but without desire and passion everything becomes mechanical.

  Worship is always a response.  It’s we love God because He first loved us.

  1. You see, many of us compartmentalize our lives saying, “Okay, here’s my worship.  I go to church once a week.  Maybe I go to a small group once a week, and maybe I have a daily time where I’m reading a little bit every day about God and trying to learn from Him, and that’s my worship.

Conclusion: Let our whole life be one of worship:
Focusing our attention to God
Expressing our affection toward God
Using my abilities for God

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