This Is Why

April 29, 2023   /   James Moscardini   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix


I. Introduction

A. Psalm 100:1a (ESV) Make a joyful noise to the Lord

B. Psalm 100:1-3 (NAS) 1Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. 2Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. 3Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

II. Reasons to Worship God

A. When I worship God, my mind is on something besides !

B. When I worship God, it produces a spirit of in me.

1. Psalm 100:4 (NAS) Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

2. I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NAS) 16Rejoice always; 17pray without ceasing; 18in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

C. When I worship God, my struggles lose their power to cause me to .

1. Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NLT) 17Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, 18yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!

D. When I worship God, it connects me to in a way no other activity can.

1. Exodus 19:16-17 (NLT) 16On the morning of the third day, thunder roared and lightning flashed, and a dense cloud came down on the mountain. There was a long, loud blast from a ram’s horn, and all the people trembled. 17Moses led them out from the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.

E. When I worship God, it blesses the of !

III. Conclusion


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