Message Outline

Acceptable Worship


Pastor Jonathan Stockstill
Sunday, Dec 3, 2023

Hebrews 13:13–16 (NIV)13 Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. 14 For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. 15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. 16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

4 Sacrifices that are pleasing to God:

1. A Sacrifice of Praise to God

2. A Sacrifice of Allegiance

3. A Sacrifice of Doing Good

Matthew 23:23 (NIV) — 23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.

Mark 7:9–13 - Another example of them ignoring their parents to give to the temple. 

4. A Sacrifice of Sharing 

Acts 10:3–4 (NIV) — 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear. “What is it, Lord?” he asked. The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.

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