字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Joe: Hi everyone, welcome back to our third and finally segment from Chapter 2 in Volume 2 of the “Basics Elements of the Christian Life.” The title of this chapter is “A Simple Way to Touch the Lord.” Michael, the section that we’re discussing today is titled “True Worship,” and it begins with two verses from John: John 4:23 and 24. I’d like to read these two verses and ask a short question. It says, “But an hour is coming, and it is now, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truthfulness, for the Father also seeks such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truthfulness.” Michael: Right. Joe: So based on this verse how can we render God this kind of true worship? Michael: Well, this true worship of fellowship that God talks about, the Lord talks about in these verses is intended to be constant and life-giving. God’s intention is that we would not merely be ones who keep rules, regulations, and rituals but enter into a rich, deep fellowship within with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as the Truth and the Reality. There are a number of verses in the New Testament that really help us with this matter, and we could summarize this true worship and this simple way to touch the Lord with four little words: O Lord, Amen, Hallelujah. And maybe I could explain a little bit more where we get these four words from: O Lord, Amen, Hallelujah. Well, in Matthew 8:2 it shows a leper coming to the Lord and says that he bowed down and worshipped Him and said, “Lord.” In Matthew 15 verse 25 the Canaanite woman beseeching the Lord to help her little daughter, also it says she worshipped Him and said, “Lord.” And then we also see in the Psalms in Psalm 119:145, “I called with my whole heart; answer me, O Lord...” And Psalm 116:4 says, “But I called upon the name of the Lord. Lord...” So we see that a component of our worship, simple worship to the Lord is this wonderful term: “O Lord,” and “Lord.” Also, then Revelation chapter 3 verse 14 we see that the Lord’s name is also the Amen; “These things says the Amen, the faithful and true Witness.” In 2 Corinthians 1:20 we’re told that “In Him is the Yes; and through Him is the Amen to God.” So when we say, “O Lord” or when we say “Amen” we’re really using the Lord’s name, touching the Lord and rendering true worship to God and to our Father. Then finally, in Revelation 19:4 it says “The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God who sits upon the throne saying, Amen, Hallelujah!” So again we see worshipping God using “Amen” and “Hallelujah.” So when we put these four words together: O Lord, Amen, and Hallelujah, this is a simple way for us to touch the Lord and a simple way for us to worship the Lord in spirit and truthfulness from deep within our being: “O Lord, Amen, Hallelujah.” Joe: So, Michael in this segment we first saw from John 4: 23 and 24 that God is Spirit and that we must be those who worship Him in spirit and this is to give true worship to the Lord. Michael: Yes. Joe: And then also we saw that one way to render this true worship is this simple way to touch the Lord, which is to say, “O Lord, Amen, Hallelujah.” Michael: Yes. Joe: So anytime, no matter where we are or what we’re doing we can contact the Lord by saying, “Oh Lord, Amen, Hallelujah.” Michael: Amen. Joe: Amen. Michael, thank you for joining us and fellowshipping with us today. Michael: Thank you Joe. Joe: And thank you all for joining us as well. We’d like to encourage you to order the “Basic Elements of the Christian Life” from Bibles for America in order to get into this topic even further. Thank you again for joining us.