Lesson 2 - Question 33 of 41

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The Kingdom:  Individual Members of Jesus' Church:

Their Devotion to Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer (Acts 2:42)

Let's look closer at the focus of our worship:

Matthew 4:10 -- Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.'" (NAS)

John 4:21-24 -- Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father. "You worship that which you do not know; we worship that which we know, for salvation is from the Jews. "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth." (NAS)

Romans 12:1 -- I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (NAS)

Hebrews 1:5-6 -- For to which of the angels did He ever say, "Thou art My Son, today I have begotten Thee"? And again, "I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me"? And when He again brings the first-born into the world, He says, "And let all the angels of God worship Him." (NAS)

Revelation 4:10-11 -- "...the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created." (NAS)

Revelation 14:7 -- "...and he said with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters." (NAS)

Revelation 15:4 -- "Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Thy name? For Thou alone art holy; for all the nations will come and worship before Thee, for Thy righteous acts have been revealed." (NAS)

Revelation 19:10* -- And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (NAS)

* Note: this scripture shows we are not to worship angels or servants of God.

Revelation 22:8-9* -- And I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. And he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book; worship God." (NAS)

* Note: this scripture shows we are not to worship angels or servants of God.

Matthew 2:11 -- And they came into the house and saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down and worshiped Him; and opening their treasures they presented to Him gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh. (NAS)

Matthew 14:33 -- And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, "You are certainly God's Son!" (NAS)

Matthew 28:9 -- And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. (NAS)

Matthew 28:16-20 -- But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. And when they saw Him, they worshiped {Him} but some were doubtful. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (NAS)

John 9:37-38 -- Jesus said to him, "You have both seen Him, and He is the one who is talking with you." And he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshiped Him. (NAS)

Acts 10:25-26* -- And when it came about that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped {him.} But Peter raised him up, saying, "Stand up; I too am {just} a man." (NAS)

*Note: This scripture shows we are not to worship men, even if they are apostles

Romans 1:20-25* -- For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. (NAS)

* Note: This scripture shows that we are not to exchange the glory of the incorruptible God for any image (either in the form of man, birds, animals or creatures). God the Father is invisible according to Romans 1:20, Colossians 1:15 and 1 Timothy 1:17. God the Father is spirit according to John 4:24. God the Father is also described as a consuming fire according to Deuteronomy 4:24 and Hebrews 12:29. And we are not to worship created images.

Revelation 7:11 -- "And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God," (NAS)

Revelation 11:16 -- And the twenty-four elders, who sit on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, (NAS)

Revelation 19:4-5 -- And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sits on the throne saying, "Amen. Hallelujah!" And a voice came from the throne, saying, "Give praise to our God, all you His bond-servants, you who fear Him, the small and the great." (NAS)


According to the scriptures above, we should worship __________. (fill in the blank)

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