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True Worship

Fellowship SpiritWhen we gather in our churches to worship we are guided by one significant verse from the lips of Jesus to the Samaritan woman at the well. In John 4.23-24, Jesus says, "Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." Jesus is here contrasting the superficial worship in the Temple, a synagogue or other building with true worship or "worship in truth" that only occurs in a person's heart. Whatever the building, the place of worship is in fact irrelevant! True worship must be in keeping with God's nature, which is spirit. The Samaritan woman obviously got the message! Saint John used the word "truth" twenty five times and linked "truth" with Jesus. He wrote in John 14.6, "Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" Very likely this statement means "I am the way to the Father in that I am the truth and the life."

Immeasurably More

Saint Paul also explained the meaning of the "Holy Spirit truth" when he wrote in 2 Corinthians 13.14, "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." The "fellowship of the Holy Spirit" according to Saint Paul brings truth into our lives. Saint Paul later added in Ephesians 3.20-21, "Now to him (meaning the Holy Spirit in this context) who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." The Holy Spirit brings immeasurably more power to work among his people.

Holy Searchlight

SearchlightAt the same time, the searchlight of the Holy Spirit reveals to us the deepest truths about God and his Creation. Saint Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2.10, "these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God."

"Holy Spirit Truth"
by Ron Meacock

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