WHY DO WE ASSEMBLE TO WORSHIP GOD?
                                                                   Psalm 84 (461)


   Introduction

       A.  Why do we assemble to worship God?  A few more questions:

       B.  Psalm 84, written by the sons of Korah, conveys the idea of people making a
             pilgrimage to the temple to worship God. 

   I.  We understand that these people had a desire to worship the Lord.  Vv1-4

       A.  The authors longed to be in God’s house and in God’s presence.  V2

       B.  They illustrated in v3.

       C.  Question for each of us:  Do I desire to worship God?

  II.  Because of these people’s desire to worship God, they made their way to the temple.
       Vv5-7

       A.  There is no imposition to worship God when we love Him.

       B.  Worshipping God gives us strength.  Vv5-7

       C.  Several benefits from worshipping God.  Hebrews 10:19-25 (888)

             V22:  We draw near to God.

             V23:  Our profession of faith is strengthened.

             V24:  We encourage one another to love and good works.

III.  These people had the proper appreciation for worshipping God.  Vv10-12

        A.  Question:  Do we receive joy and satisfaction from worshipping God?

        B.  Illustration

Conclusion

        A.  As Children of God we should desire to worship our Heavenly Father, make
              the effort and appreciate every opportunity.