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Be Wise About The Worship Of God

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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "Be Wise About The Worship Of God" sermon at New Life Christian Church on August 25, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

Pastor Elio Marrocco's "Be Wise About The Worship Of God" sermon at New Life Christian Church on August 25, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca


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  • 1. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD Text: Colossians 3:15-16
  • 2. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD Colossians 3:16 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
  • 3. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD “Too many Christians worship their work, work at their play and play at their worship.”
  • 4. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD ‘…through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.’
  • 5. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS 1. The “Peace” command 2. The “Praise” command
  • 6. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD “Sing Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.
  • 7. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS 1. The “Peace” command 2. The “Praise” command a) Spontaneous praise:
  • 8. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD a) Spontaneous praise: Exodus 15:1-2 1 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. 2 “The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
  • 9. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD a) Spontaneous praise: Luke 1:46-55 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is
  • 10. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS 1. The “Peace” command 2. The “Praise” command a) Spontaneous praise: b) Temple praise:
  • 11. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD b) Temple praise: 1 Chronicles 15:16, 22, 28-29 16 David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals…
  • 12. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD b) Temple praise: 1 Chronicles 15:16, 22, 28-29 …22 Kenaniah the head Levite was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it…
  • 13. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD b) Temple praise: 1 Chronicles 15:16, 22, 28-29 …28 So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouts, with the sounding of rams’ horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres and harps…
  • 14. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD b) Temple praise: 1 Chronicles 15:16, 22, 28-29 …29 As the ark of the covenant of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart.
  • 15. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD Psalms 150 1 Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. 2 Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. 3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe,…
  • 16. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD Psalms 150 … 5 praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.
  • 17. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 11 The priests then withdrew from the Holy Place. All the priests who were there had consecrated themselves, regardless of their divisions. 12 All the Levites who were musicians… dressed in fine linen and playing cymbals, harps and lyres. They were accompanied by 120 priests sounding trumpets…
  • 18. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 …13 The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.”…
  • 19. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 …Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud, 14 and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God.
  • 20. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS 1. The “Peace” command 2. The “Praise” command a) Spontaneous praise: b) Temple praise: c) Synagogue praise: d) Christ’s praise:
  • 21. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD d) Christ’s praise: Mark 14:26 26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
  • 22. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD d) Christ’s praise: Psalm 118:1-9, 14, 17-19, 28 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2 Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.” 3 Let the house of Aaron say: “His love endures forever.” 4 Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.”…
  • 23. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD d) Christ’s praise: Psalm 118:1-9, 14, 17-19, 28 …4 Let those who fear the LORD say: “His love endures forever.” 5 When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. 6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?...
  • 24. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD d) Christ’s praise: Psalm 118:1-9, 14, 17-19, 28 …7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes…
  • 25. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD d) Christ’s praise: Psalm 118:1-9, 14, 17-19, 28 … 14 The LORD is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation…
  • 26. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD d) Christ’s praise: Psalm 118:1-9, 14, 17-19, 28 … 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done. 18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death. 19 Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD…
  • 27. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD d) Christ’s praise: Psalm 118:1-9, 14, 17-19, 28 …28 You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
  • 28. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS 1. The “Peace” command 2. The “Praise” command a) Spontaneous praise: b) Temple praise: c) Synagogue praise: d) Christ’s praise: e) Church praise in New Testament:
  • 29. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD e) Church praise in New Testament: Ephesians 5:19 19 … speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord…
  • 30. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD e) Church praise in New Testament: Colossians 3:16 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
  • 31. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD New Testament praise is: • Based on doctrine • Free in declaration Psalm 66:12 “Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth.” Sing about the glory of His name.
  • 32. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD New Testament praise is: • Based on doctrine • Free in declaration • Open to diversity • Clear in direction
  • 33. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD “I would not even attempt to tell how many hymn books are piled in my study I can’t sing a beat – but that’s nobody else’s business, God thinks I am an opera star!” TOZER
  • 34. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD New Testament praise is: • Based on doctrine • Free in declaration • Open to diversity • Clear in direction • Rich in devotion
  • 35. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS II. LET US ADDRESS THE CONCERNS 1. Why is music important? a) Because it affects behavior b) Because it impacts our emotions c) Because it offers pleasure d) Because it reinforces culture e) Because it communicates a message
  • 36. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS II. LET US ADDRESS THE CONCERNS 1. Why is music important? 2. What kind of music is appropriate for worship? a) It must be culturally relevant
  • 37. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD We should play the music that best represents the society we are trying to reach with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ!
  • 38. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD ‘RELEVANT NO COMPROMISE’ is our New Life value!
  • 39. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS II. LET US ADDRESS THE CONCERNS 1. Why is music important? 2. What kind of music is appropriate for worship? a) It must be culturally relevant b) It must be creatively presented
  • 40. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS II. LET US ADDRESS THE CONCERNS 1. Why is music important? 2. What kind of music is appropriate for worship? c) It must be competently performed d) It must be carefully selected
  • 41. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD I. LET US EXPLORE THE COMMANDS II. LET US ADDRESS THE CONCERNS 1. Why is music important? 2. What kind of music is appropriate for worship? 3. What about those who do not participate?
  • 42. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD MUSIC AND SINGING IS VERY SUBJECTIVE!
  • 43. BE WISE ABOUT THE WORSHIP OF GOD III. Conclusion 1. Worship is top priority 2. Worship includes praise 3. Praise utilizes music 4. Praise is individual and congregational 5. “Come let us sing unto the Lord.”