Acceptable Worship — Part Four
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Acceptable Worship — Part Four

John 4:19–24  (ID: 1122)

In this message, Alistair Begg focuses on Jesus’ response to the woman at the well in John 4 to examine the manner of true worship. While such worship is not limited to a special place or time, the state of our hearts is crucial. We can only worship in a way that’s Spirit-led if we have come to repenting faith in Jesus Christ. Then, by engaging with Scripture, our minds, and our hearts, we too can worship in spirit and in truth.

19The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.