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When God Speaks…. (Part 1)
Bible Text: 1 Kings 13:1-34 | Preacher: Pastor Joe Ricchuiti | Series: 1 Kings, When God Speaks…
1. Worship that God accepts must be “in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)
-because God is spirit worship is not tied to a certain place at a certain time, worship occurs as our human spirit responds to God’s Spirit (that is, not in external forms, but from the inside out)
-to worship “in spirit” we must be saved, yielded to the Holy Spirit, having our minds renewed and centered on God’s Word, and having confessed our sin to God.
-to worship “in truth” we must not just respond to God emotionally or ritually but must respond to His truth. Thus, knowing the Word is essential to worshipping God.
2. God, through the young “man of God” announces judgment upon Jeroboam‘s altar, with its false worship. Despite the sign of the altar being split and the ashes of the sacrifices falling out and the miraculous healing of Jeroboam’s paralyzed hand, he does not respond positively to God’s word.
3. Jeroboam continues to be unconcerned about his spiritual condition. Miracles of themselves do not produce conviction or faith. Miracles are not necessary for evangelism. (Luke 16:25ff)