Sunday August 19, 2012 – In the third installment of the “The Voice” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at the importance of understanding worship in Luke chapter 7. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including that we are all worshipers and we all need gratefulness.
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The Voice, Part 03
Important to Understand About Worship
We are all worshippers. We need gratefulness.
Luke 7:39-47 – 39Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.” 40And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” So he said, “Teacher, say it.” 41”There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?” 43Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.” And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” 44Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. 45You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. 46You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. 47Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”
We deserve nothing.
Romans 3:23 – for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, An Important Contrast
A religious person knows about Jesus. A worshipper experiences Jesus.
John 5:39-40 – You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, 40yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
John 8:32 – Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Ginosko [gee-no’-sko] – to learn, to know, Jewish idiom for intercourse between a man and a woman