10 November 2011
30 January 2011
Personal Worship Time
The first step in personal worship is to draw near to God.
Set a specific time and place
Turn off distracting noises and clutter
Keep it Hebrews 11:5-6
There are some things that will be of great assistance in worshipping God.
Scripture, The best translation of the Bible is one that you can read and understand.
The Psalms, there are 5 books of Psalms and 5 books of Moses.
This is no coincidence
Songs, memorize hymns or spiritual songs. Praise and Worship
Choruses can also be very helpful.
Not being obedient to what we know to do is the biggest obstacle in living a life of worship. Hebrews 10:31
You can't worship someone you do not love. I John 5:3
Obedience is worship Romans 12:1-2
Obedience applies to every person Eccles 12:9-14
Our attitude towards our personal time with God will keep us from Worship
Worship is listening as well as speaking Eccles 5:1-3
Foolish speech on our part can bring trouble Eccles 5:4-7
Worship in Spirit and Truth
The first function of the Church is worship.
We worship God separately as individual members and corporately, as the gathered body of believers in Christ.
We worship for a variety of reasons:
Because God is worthy of our worship
Because God wants us to Worship Him
Because lost people need to see us worship Him
Because we need to worship for our own well-being
We must be careful to guard against worshipping a false idea of God rather than almighty God Himself.
6 Processes in Worship Isaiah 6:1-13
Revelation 6:1 knowing God as He makes Himself Known
Adoration 6:3 admiring the beauty of God's "Otherness"
Confession 6:5 seeing ourselves in light of God's perfection
Proclamation 6:7 hearing what God has to say to us
Dedication 6:8 faithful response to His demands
Commission 6:9-13 God approves us and sends us to work
Anytime we encounter a "Therefore", we should stop and ask ourselves: What is it there for?
This "Therefore" summarizes Paul's expected response to the gospel
Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice
Be transformed by renewing your mind
The result of this offering is that we will be able to test and approve the good pleasing and perfect will of God.
There are some things that make this difficult.
Our sinful Nature
Lack of Faith