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Brief sermons slides on the topic of worship. The text of the message is posted on the Preacher's Pen (http://preacherspen.org/?p=1021)

Brief sermons slides on the topic of worship. The text of the message is posted on the Preacher's Pen (http://preacherspen.org/?p=1021)

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    Back To The Basics   Worship Back To The Basics Worship Presentation Transcript

    • “Worship: Who Do We Honor”
      Lessons and Class Discussion + Extra Slides
      September 13th, 2009
      By Christopher Gallagher
      www.preacherspen.org
      Sources Cited
    • “I would rather worship God than do any other thing I know of in all this wide world.”
      A. W. Tozer
      Robert J. Morgan, Nelson's Complete
      Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes,
      electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 808.
    • “Christian worship is the most momentous, the most urgent, the most glorious action that can take place in human life.”
      —Karl Barth
      Robert J. Morgan, Nelson's Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes, electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 808.
    • Back to the Basics
      What We Believe and Why?
    • The Pledge:
      “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.”
    • Israel Wanted a King
      “We want a king they shouted. We want to be like the nations around us. Give us a king!”
      And a king they got!
      (Chris Gallagher Paraphrase;
      see 1 Samuel 8.1-9)
    • Our Citizenship
      “Our citizenship is in heaven.” (Philippians 3.20)
    • Cast Your Cares
      “Cast your cares upon Him because He cares for you.”
      (1 Peter 5.7)
    • Settle Your Hearts
      “Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me.” (John 14.1,2)
    • Questions – Part #1
      Do we honor the physical because we forget the spiritual?
      Or do we stand in awe of the spiritual because we see the physical?
    • The Definition:
      Worship:
      “to stand in awe of, honor, respect”
      “to bow down to kiss the hand of.”
    • Questions – Part #2
      Have you beckoned our own attention to split a thousand ways?
      Has your worship been replaced by your rising fear?
    • Questions – Part #2
      Have we become 21st century Israelites? Once circumcised by the Spirit but lost in the futile?
    • Jesus on Worship
      “In vain they do worship we, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matthew 15.9)
    • Jesus on Worship – Part #2
      “For God is a spirit and those that worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
      (John 4.24)
    • Which is Greater Honor?
      Citizenship in our current land?
      - or -
      Citizenship in our eternal land?
    • The Road
      “The road is narrow and the way is hard and few there are who find it.” (Matthew 7.14)
    • Final Thought!
      As you seek to worship God, where is your honor?
    • Back to the Basics
      Part #6
    • “Oh sing to the Lord a new song,
      for he has done marvelous things!
      His right hand and his holy arm
      have worked salvation for him.
      (Psalm 98.1)
    • More on Worship
      “I am of the opinion that we should not be concerned about working for God until we have learned the meaning and delight of worshipping Him.”
      A. W. Tozer
      What happened to Worship, page 12
    • More on Worship
      The most likely definitions held by people:
      related to expressions of praise or thanks to God (19%);
      praying to God (17%)
      Robert J. Morgan, Nelson's Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes,
      electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 809.
    • More on Worship
      The most likely definitions held by people:
      attending church services (17%);
      having a personal relationship with God (12%);
      Robert J. Morgan, Nelson's Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes,
      electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 809.
    • More on Worship
      The most likely definitions held by people:
      a particular attitude toward God (10%);
      or a way of living that reflects one’s spiritual commitment (9%). (1994)
      Robert J. Morgan, Nelson's Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes,
      electronic ed. (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2000). 809.
    • What is Worship?
      Hebrew word:
      • Shacah – to bow down in obedient reverence
      Greek Word:
      • Proskuneo – to bow down and kiss the hand of
    • What is Worship?
      Hebrew word:
      • Shacah – to bow down in obedient reverence
      Greek Word:
      • Proskuneo – to bow down and kiss the hand of
    • “We should dedicate ourselves to becoming in this life the most perfect worshippers of God we can possibly be, as we hope to be through all eternity.”
      Brother Lawrence
    • “Worship: Who Do We Honor”
      Lessons and Class Discussion + Extra Slides
      September 13th, 2009
      By Christopher Gallagher
      www.preacherspen.org
      Sources Cited