From the Pastor

In Spirit and Truth

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
(Jn 4:23–24)

In our final installment of Worshipping God, we are finally ready to look at what Jesus said about worship. In short, Jesus said that the Father is looking for people who will worship him in spirit and truth.

To worship God in Spirit is to remember that God transcends this physical world. Some people want to pit the material world against the spiritual world. When we do that we are thinking more like Plato and not the God of the Bible, after all, God created this material world and called it good. It means that God is not limited to Mount Gerizim or Jerusalem or our church or any other place. God is with us in corporate worship and in our home and office. When we understand that not only will worship will take a new dimension, but so will our devotion to God.

To worship God in truth means that we worship the true and living God and not an image of God we have created for ourselves in our minds. Even though the Second Commandment prohibits this, we do it all the time. We find things in the Bible we don’t like and convince ourselves that God would never really say that and viola we have created God in our image.

We are also to worship God in the truth of who we are. We bring our authentic selves to God with all our brokenness and sinfulness, faithfulness and devotion and worship God out of that. God is looking for worshippers who will worship in this way. Has God found one in you?

Pastor Alan