What is Worship?

Part 3 of 4

Text: Isaiah 6:1-11a

  • Worship is not a monologue but a dialogue.
  • God doesn’t gather His army of children just have a “coffee talk”. He has an agenda! He has something to say!
    • Isaiah 6:1-11a
      • Verses 1-4: Revelation
        • The Lord was seated and was high and exalted.
        • The train of His robe filling the temple is sign of great wealth and power!
        • Every being in heaven was His attendant.
        • The seraphs were “calling”
          • Hebrew: arq (Qara’)] kaw-ra’ : To proclaim loudly
      • Verses 5-7: Confession & Expiation (atonement)
        • Isaiah knew that anyone who saw God would die (Exodus 33:20)
        • Also he recognized that he and all of humanity had even more reason to praise God than all of heaven and yet they didn’t.
        • He recognized his own sinfulness in the fullness of the holiness of God Almighty.
        • The coal represents his expiation (atonement). This is a sign of God’s forgiveness of Isaiah’s sin.
        • When we see the glory of God, we will recognize our sinfulness and beg forgiveness.
      • Verse 8: Proclamation
        • “Us” refers to the Trinity
        • This is where God is giving His agenda! He wants a messenger! He’s looking for a volunteer!
        • Isaiah answers, “Here am I. Send me!”
      • Verses 9-11a: Commission
        • This is where God is giving the commissioning of Isaiah.
        • Likewise, God has somewhere He wants US to go.
        • He has done so much for us. Is this really too much to ask? (Romans 12:1, NLT And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind he will accept. When you think of what he has done for you, is this too much to ask?

“We need to be zealous about teaching others to ‘see God bigger’.” –Kim Hill