SERMON: God’s Recipe For Worship

As we approach the Annual Holy Convocation of the Church of God In Christ, we take a look back to the June 2015 Pentecostal Revival at West Angeles, and the powerful opening sermon delivered by an anointed man of God, visiting Bishop Jack C. Vaughn.

Bishop Jack C. Vaughn is the Senior Pastor of the Evangelistic Center International Ministries, Kansas City, Kansas. He began a life of ministry at age 11, accepting the call to ministry at age 17. After working in corporate America and serving as Co-Pastor at the Evangelistic Center, Bishop Vaughn was appointed as Senior Pastor, succeeding his father, the late Superintendent Willie C. Vaughn, Jr.

Bishop Vaughn was recently appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop in the Church of God In Christ under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.

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Highlights from the sermon are below:

“And the Lord said to Moses: “Take sweet spices, stacte and onycha and galbanum, and pure frankincense with these sweet spices; there shall be equal amounts of each. 35 You shall make of these an incense, a compound according to the art of the perfumer, salted, pure, and holy. 36 And you shall beat some of it very fine, and put some of it before the Testimony in the tabernacle of meeting where I will meet with you. It shall be most holy to you.”- Exodus 30:34-36

“There is a central core of pivotal possibilities in every man. This center of being in each of us is interchangeably called our heart, or our spirit.” [1]

“Like our emotional heart, this core determines our primary focus interest and affections in life. This core is also called our spirit. Our key to worshiping the almighty God is the key to activating and revitalizing this core.”

“It’s like an elevator built into the hub of a high rise. It’s like a ski lift that takes us from the plane of the mundane to the peak of adventure. It is our worship that connects us to our God.”

“As our Bishop always reminds us: ‘If God can get it through you, He can get it to you.’”

“I contend that God instituted worship for people not solely for His own enjoyment; and I submit to you that worship is not intended by God for people to prove their own expertise in religious exercise…but rather He gave us worship as a means of satisfying our hunger and our thirst for Him.”

“He gives us His Biblical call to worship to keep us in the mainstream of spiritual refreshment via worship, via teaching, and fellowship.”

“[Worship] is a direct challenge to each believer…to open himself up to real passion, and to learn more fully what it means to truly and completely be alive in Christ.”

“Worship is the way to invite God to rule in your house. I want to ask you, is your welcome mat out today?”

“If we are attempting to minister in our own strength alone, it is tantamount to saying we don’t need God. And that’s humanism.”

“We’re doing things our way rather than God’s way…that’s rebellion. And the Bible says that is a sin of witchcraft.”

“Worship has a fragrance: and our flesh has an odor” – Bishop Jack C. Vaughn

“The Holy Spirit said to me, ‘Remember when your mother told you, be careful not to get any of the yoke in the egg whites, or else it will not fluff.’ It’s the same when you worship. If there is just a little flesh in your act of worship, it is unacceptable to God.’”

“As believers, our dependence must be upon God and not on the flesh.”

“When God anoints something, He sets it apart. It is holy, separated for His use.”

“The anointing is not a force like electricity, it’s not just an emotion…it’s really nothing more than the presence of God in favor.”

“In the OT in the tabernacle, the utensils and all of the furniture used for worship…Had to be anointed before they could be used. They didn’t anoint with just any old oil. They had a special oil made from a recipe that God gave them.”

“There’s no anointing without death.”

“If you want God’s anointing you must die to yourself. Die to the old person you once were. Die to your own agenda. Die to…desires of dreams not born of God.”

“If we’re going to depend on God, we have to die to our own abilities and resources. It’s called, “The death of the flesh.”

“We are not called to be Ming vases. We’re called to be clay pots.”

“If there is just a little flesh in your act of worship: it is unacceptable to God” – Bishop Jack C. Vaughn

“If you want God to take you up, and you want God to anoint you, there must be a sweetness about your life.”

“You can’t be bitter and sweet, too.”

“It’s so easy to allow life’s circumstances to make you bitter. It’s so easy to allow your enemies to make you bitter. But don’t get bitter – stay sweet.”

“The sweetness is Jesus.”

“God is more interested in anointing your character than He is your ability.”

“Oil represents the Holy Spirit.”

“God will take the good, the bad, the ugly, the difficult things of your life, with the oil of His Holy Spirit. and form a sweet anointing in you.”

“He will use you in a way, when you desire to be a worshiper, and usher you into the most incredible season of your lifetime. That’s why you don’t look like what you’ve been through.”

“God instructed Moses physical representation of a spiritual reality – the Ark of the Covenant.”

“God will use you when you desire to be a worshiper, and usher you into the most incredible season of your lifetime” – Bishop Jack C. Vaughn

“The true nature of your heart, whether it is sweet or it is bitter, will only be revealed when God takes you through fire.”

“There’s powder in my praise!”

“Throughout church history, biblical scholars have made the association of pure frankincense with the person of Christ.”

“These three elements of who we are – body, soul and spirit – cannot come into the presence of God unless they have been mixed or mingled in the person of Jesus Christ.”

“There must be a grinding to powder in order to produce true worship…God uses the grinding circumstances of life…He grinds our pride. He grinds our control of the flesh. He grinds out our selfishness to produce a pure heart that will worship Him.”

“Tell your neighbor, ‘I’ve been through the grind!’”

“When you are an oozing worshiper, there will be a constant flow of the Spirit of God.”

“The Spirit of God does not need sleep, and it does not slumber!”

“The purpose for my pain is because God was creating an outlet for my worship.”

“Today there’s an oozing in this house…and today I pray that as your anointing permeates this place, that miracles are activated.”

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES – Exodus 30:6-7, 23-36; Hebrews 10:25, 1Corinthians 1:29, John 7:37-39, John 4, Romans 12:1.


[1] Pastor Jack Hayford: A Man’s Worship and Witness. Thomas Nelson. Inc., Publishers, 1992. Chapter 1, pg. 6.

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Frankincense is the gum or resin of the African Boswellia tree. The resin has many medicinal purposes, and is also used for making an incense which is traditionally used in Christianity. Frankincense is historically associated with Jesus Christ.