Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Do we Worship Jesus or just God the Father?

Yes we should worship Jesus too.

Christ Welcomed and Received Worship
  • Only God is deserving of worship. 
    • In the Ten Commandments it reads “You shall have no other Gods before Me” (Ex. 20:3). 
      • Jesus told Satan Matthew 4:10 saying “You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve”. 
      • God is the only one worthy of being worshiped, so if anywhere in Scripture we find Jesus being worshiped, then He is either a sinner (which violates Heb. 4:15) or He is God.

  • In several places in the Bible Jesus openly receives worship from His followers.
    • After His Resurrection: 
      • Matthew 28:9 “And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "Rejoice!" So they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him”.
    • After His Ascension:
      • Luke 24:51-53 “Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and were continually in the temple praising and blessing God”.
  •  There are instances outside of the gospel accounts where Jesus is worshiped as well.  
    • These records show that worship of Jesus transcends the physical realm and even take place in the spiritual. 
    • Hebrews 1:6 states: “But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: ‘Let all the angels of God worship Him’”. 
    • (Revelation 5:12-15) - Jesus is worshiped in heaven.

Conclusion:
    • Jesus is Deity.
    • Only Deity Can Be Worshiped.
    • Jesus is openly welcomed and received worship.
    • We should worship Jesus too.
  
Post By Cliff Sabroe - Quotes from New American Standard Bible 95