Heartfelt Worship

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Heartfelt Worship

  1. 1. HEARTFELT WORSHIP “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.” MARK 12:30
  2. 2. What is worship?“Worship is the only thing we can give to God that Healready doesn’t have…”“Worship is God coming to us (love, grace, law, truth,forgiveness, guidance, peace, etc.)… as we respond to God (faith, confession, gratitude,wonder, joy, celebration.)”“Worship: God is the object and the subject.”
  3. 3. What is worship?worship: Old English; ‘worth’ ‘ship’;reverent honor paid to God; (verb, noun)Westminster Confession (AD 1647):“The chief end of man is to glorifyGod and enjoy Him forever.”
  4. 4. What is worship?Rick Warren: “The mostcommon mistake Christiansmake in worship is seekingan experience rather thanseeking God.”
  5. 5. Jesus and “strength” worshipLoving God with all of our strength.Physical worship...what we do…specificactionsLuke 19:1-9 - Jesus and ZacchaeusLuke 18:41-43 - Jesus open blind eyesLuke 18:15-17 -Jesus blesses childrenLuke 19: 45-48 - Jesus cleanses the temple
  6. 6. Jesus clears the Temple
  7. 7. Strength/Physical WorshipWho? Catholics; Anglican; OrthodoxSpecial emphasis on sacred places:(wilderness; Garden of Eden; Canaan; Egypt;Bethlehem; Jerusalem; Cross; Empty Tomb)Special emphasis on sacred actions:(kneeling, bowing, fasting, praying, incense)
  8. 8. Jesus and “mind” worshipLoving God with all of our mind.Intellectual worship…what we think...clearunderstandingJohn 3:16-19 - Eternal LifeJohn 10:11 - Good ShepherdJohn 11:25-26 - Resurrection and the LifeJohn 15: 5 - The Vine
  9. 9. Jesus Prays
  10. 10. Mind/Intellectual WorshipWho? Lutherans; Reformed; Bible ChurchesSpecial emphasis upon sanctuaries, pulpits,evangelistic crusades, Bible studies; etc.Increased attention to preaching, teaching,parables, metaphors, symbols, stories.
  11. 11. Jesus and “soul” worshipLoving God with all of our soul.Emotional worship…what we feel…powerfulemotions depth of faith.Mark 3:11-12 - Jesus casts out demonsMark 4:39-41 -Jesus calms the stormMark 6:2-6 - Jesus is rejectedMark 6:34 - Jesus has compassion
  12. 12. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
  13. 13. Soul/Emotional WorshipWho? Pentecostals; CharismaticsHeightened awareness for Christian festivals,tent meetings, revivals, etc.Increased attention given to testimonies,healing services, expressive singing; dancing;speaking in tongues, etc.
  14. 14. Jesus and “heart” worshipLoving God with all of our heart.Volitional worship…what we choose…concretedecisionsMatthew 4:10 - Jesus resists temptationMatthew 5:47-48 - Jesus’ ethicsMatthew 9:37-38 - Jesus sends out ‘workers’Matthew 26:39 - Jesus’ prayer
  15. 15. Jesus and the woman caught in adultery
  16. 16. Heart/Volitional WorshipWho? Methodists; Baptists; EvangelicalsAdditional emphasis on soup kitchens, storefront missions, prisons, homeless shelters, etc.Call for decisions for accepting Christ, servingthe poor and needy, advocating for missionsand social justice
  17. 17. Heartfelt WorshipPhysical… What can I bring to God in worship? In what ways is God trying to come to methrough worship?Intellectual… Is there a new understanding in GodWord that I can receive? How can I communicate Biblical truth toothers?
  18. 18. Heartfelt WorshipEmotional… What in my life needs to be healed,forgiven, cleansed, released, renewed? How can I be more loving, grace-filled,joyful, thankful, humble?Volitional… What is God asking me to do or be? How can I best respond to God’s call onmy life?
  19. 19. Heartfelt WorshipThe truth of Jesus is proclaimed and experienced…
  20. 20. Heartfelt Worship The power of the Gospel is lived and shared…
  21. 21. HEARTFELT WORSHIP “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH.” MARK 12:30

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