Worship 2

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Thursday 9/22/2022

Romans 12:1 KJV 1900
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
I. Worship
A. Elements of True Worship: Mercies of God
1. Eternal Love, Eternal Grace, The Holy Spirit, Everlasting Peace, Eternal Joy, Saving Faith, Comfort, Strength, Wisdom, Hope, Patience, kindness, honor, glory, righteousness, security, eternal life, forgiveness, reconciliation, justification, sanctification, freedom, intercession of Jesus.
2. The knowledge and understanding of these incredible gifts motivate us to pour forth praise and thanksgiving—in other words, worship!
B. Manner of True Worship
“Present your bodies, a living sacrifice”
Giving to God all of ourselves.
1. Our Human Faculties
a. Our Humanness
b. Our Hearts
c. Our Minds
d. Our Hands
e. Our thoughts
f. Our Attitudes
C. The Process to True Worship
“The renewing of our mind”
1. Daily process
Galatians 5:22 KJV 1900
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Ephesians 3:16 KJV 1900
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
Galatians 5:16 KJV 1900
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
John 3:6 KJV 1900
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:16 KJV 1900
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
2. Renewing by the Word of God
Colossians 3:16 KJV 1900
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
Ephesians 5:26 KJV 1900
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Psalm 119:11 KJV 1900
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, That I might not sin against thee.
3. Knowledge of the Mercies of God
To know the truth, to believe the truth, to hold convictions about the truth, and to love the truth will naturally result in true spiritual worship. It is conviction followed by affection, affection that is a response to truth, not to any external stimuli, including music. Music as such has nothing to do with worship. Music can’t produce worship, although it certainly can produce emotion. Music is not the origin of worship, but it can be the expression of it. Do not look to music to induce your worship; look to music as simply an expression of that which is induced by a heart that is rapt by the mercies of God, obedient to His commands.
D. The Object of Our Worship - God
OT Worship was Where? - The Temple
John 4:24 KJV 1900
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Revelation 19:10 KJV 1900
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
It Can Be Public
Psalm 22:22 KJV 1900
22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: In the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.
Psalm 35:18 KJV 1900
18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.
True Worship Starts Inwardly and is reflectively outwardly
Amos 5:21–24 KJV 1900
21 I hate, I despise your feast days, And I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. 22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them: Neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts. 23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; For I will not hear the melody of thy viols. 24 But let judgment run down as waters, And righteousness as a mighty stream.
True worship is not confined to what we do in church or open praise (although these things are both good, and we are told in the Bible to do them). True worship is the acknowledgment of God and all His power and glory in everything we do. The highest form of praise and worship is obedience to Him and His Word. To do this, we must know God; we cannot be ignorant of Him (Acts 17:23). Worship is to glorify and exalt God—to show our loyalty and admiration to our Father.
Acts 17:23 KJV 1900
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
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