Message Action Plan

How To Worship The Savior

There are so many things to enjoy during the holiday season. From decorating to giving and receiving gifts, baking cookies and going to parties, December is a busy month. In the midst of the busyness, you may not get the time you want to focus on the most important part of Christmas — worshiping the Savior. Pastor Tom looks at the story of the three wise men to show what worship is and how you can do it. You’ll learn six ways you can worship Jesus this Christmas. (Sermon by Tom Holladay)

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Dear Saddleback Family,

In last weekend's message, Pastor Tom taught six ways to worship Jesus this Christmas. As you go through your week, use the Message Action Plan below to help put the things you've learned into practice.

If you missed last weekend's message, click here to watch it online.

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HOW TO WORSHIP THE SAVIOR
Tom Holladay

  1. 1. Start With a Sincere Desire

    Magi from the east came to Jerusalem…

    Matthew 2:1

    Tell God that you want the strength, hope, and comfort that only his presence can bring.

  2. Develop an Expectant Spirit

    Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.
    Matthew 2:2

    As you begin a time of worship, tell Jesus that you expect to meet him there!

  3. Choose to Express Joy

    When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

    Matthew 2:10

    Thank God specifically for the things that bring joy into your life.

  4. Decide to Humble Yourself

    On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.

    Matthew 2:11a

    Take a moment to take in the fact that you are in the presence of the greatness of God.

  5. Plan to Give Gifts

    Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.

    Matthew 2:11b

    What gift do you want to give Jesus this Christmas?

  6. End With an Obedient Response

    And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

    Matthew 2:12

    Is there something that God prompted you to do as you worshipped?But you are the ones chosen by God… to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you.
    1 Peter 2:9 (MSG)

    Who could you invite to Christmas Eve services starting this weekend?
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