John 4: 19-24
> The words - worship, praise, thanksgiving, sacrifice, and offering appear over 1500 times in the Bible. There is a reason for the amount of times it appears. The importance of it.
> largest book in bible - Psalms - a song book of worship
- Some were killed for improper worship - Nadab and Abihu
Leviticus 10: 1-2
> Tried to offer a substitute - it must be real and from the heart - accepted
2 Samuel 6: 6-7
> He was a priest and knew the requirements - shortcuts are not allowed
2 Chronicles 26: 16-21
> Pride is unacceptable in worship - humility is acceptable
Acts 5: 1-11
> Pretended to give all to God - cannot lie to God - heart will tell on you
John 4: 23
> Jesus did not say much about worship - but says that God is looking for true worship
> Ezekiel 22:30 - Someone to stand in the gap - an intercessor
> Ezekiel 34:11 - To bind up the broken and strengthen the sick - his sheep
> Luke 19: 10 - Seeks those that are lost
> NOTICE how this situation is set up - Jesus is alone - He is rarely alone - look at the times He was alone - Temptation, Praying, Nicodemus, and Here with Samaritan woman - Why with Nicodemus and Samaritan? Maybe to seek a new worshiper?
Luke 10: 38-42
> Jesus cared - but His concern was not with food, Martha's was
> NOTICE at the Well His concern was not with food, at the Temptation, at the feeding of the 4 & 5,000, and here at Martha's home, the concern was not with food
> Not that He had no need for food - His concern was for something deeper
> Sitting at His feet - Physically we may be praying, singing, if not Spiritually at His feet, we are not really Worshipping
John 12: 1-8
> Mary is focusing on Christ - No one else - Nothing else -
> Criticized both times - once for wasting time - once for wasting wealth
> A denarius was a days earnings - Mary used a years earnings on Jesus
> Do you know how many stories are in all 4 gospels?
> Birth, Baptism, Temptation, Sermon on Mount, Lord's Prayer, Lazarus, Ascension? NO
> Only Six; - 5,000 - Triumphal Entry - Last Supper - Betrayal, death and resurrection - Peter's denial - and this one woman worshipping at Jesus' feet.
- Apparently there is something very important about this story