The Spirit of Christmas: Worship (Pt. 1)

Posted on 12/05/18 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “The Spirit of Christmas: Worship (Pt. 1).” Join us as we draw truth about the spirit of Christmas from Luke’s Gospel and learn two powerful elements of Mary’s worship in response to the first Christmas. Our prayer is that this message would open your eyes to the glory of Jesus’ birth and encourage you to worship the Lord with your whole heart.

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The Spirit of Christmas: Worship (Pt. 1)

Luke 1:68 ESV
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel…”

Luke 2:13-14 NIV
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

Luke 2:20a NIV
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen,

Luke 2:28a NIV
Simeon took him in his arms and praised God

Luke 2:38a NIV
Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God

Matthew 2:1b-2 NIV
Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

Matthew 2:8 NIV
He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.”

Luke 1:46 NIV
And Mary said, “My soul glorifies the Lord,

1st Her worship was internal

Luke 1:46-47 NIV
And Mary said, “My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

Isaiah 29:13a NLT
And so the Lord says, “These people say they are mine. They honor me with their lips…

Isaiah 29:13b NLT
but their hearts are far from me. And their worship of me is nothing but man-made rules learned by rote.

John 4:24 NIV
God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.

Psalm 139:23-24a NIV
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me.

2nd Her worship was intense

Luke 1:46 NIV
And Mary said, “My soul glorifies the Lord,

Luke 2:10b-11a NIV
I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you.