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Lift Your Hands

November 28, 2021 • Brian Becker • Come to Worship

Everything changed in a moment. When Jesus was born, He gave us the chance to be known, accepted, and forgiven. When we experience His love, we can't help but Come to Worship. This three-week series teaches different ways to worship God by looking deeper at what it truly means to lift your hands, pour out your heart, and bow before Him.
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Sermon Notes - November 28, 2021

Brian Becker, Lead Pastor
Come to Worship: Lift Our Hands
Matthew 2:2 (NLT)
“Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”

3 Postures of Worship:
• Bow Our Knees
• Pour Out Our Hearts
• Lift Our Hands

Psalm 28:2 (ESV)
Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy, when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Psalm 119:48 (ESV)
I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statues.

Psalm 63:4 (ESV)
So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.

Psalm 63:1 (NIV)
You, God are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.

Psalm 63:2-3 (NIV)
I have seen you in the sanctuary and behold your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

Psalm 63:4 (NIV)
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

Wrong Question: “Do you raise your hands at church?”

Right Question: “Are you reaching out to God?”

Exodus 17:8-13 (NIV)
The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.”

Exodus 17:8-13 (NIV)
So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.

Moses reached out to God.

Exodus 17:8-13 (NIV)
When Moses’ hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held up his hands-one on one side, one on the other-so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army…

Moses reached out to God.
Moses relied on the reach of others.

Bowing Our Knees
Pouring Out Our Hearts
Lifting Our Hands