Chosen Generation Worshipper


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Friday, 11 March 2011 Youth Gathering

Speaker: Benedict Lo

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Chosen Generation Worshipper

  1. 1. CHOSEN GENERATION<br />worshipper<br />by Benedict J. C. Lo ~ Servant of the Lord<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. 1 Peter 2:3-5<br /><ul><li>Rejected by men
  4. 4. Chosen by God
  5. 5. Precious to him – </li></ul> “of great value”<br />
  6. 6. Acceptable to God<br />“Acceptable” – Greek adjective “euprosdektos” which means easily acceptable, pleasant, welcome, <br />
  7. 7. “Spiritual” is the Greek adjective “pneumatikos”, having to do with the divine spirit, caused by or filled with the divine spirit. <br />
  8. 8. “Offering” is the Greek verb “anaphero”, means to offer as a sacrifice, offer up. We deliberately and consciously offer up to God our worship.<br />
  9. 9. “Sacrifices” is the Greek noun “thusia”, that which is offered as a sacrifice, offering. In the old testament the priest offered cattle, sheep, goats, bird, grain, incense etc. But in the New Testament the offerings are spiritual, from the heart.<br />
  10. 10. To worship God is our highest calling ; <br />nothing that we can do pleases God more.<br />
  11. 11. Everybody worship something.<br />
  12. 12. Worship is the ultimate expression of relationship with God.<br />
  13. 13. The word most often used in the New Testament for worship (66 times in all) is the Greek word <br />“proskuneo”, <br />which can be translated to mean<br />“to come towards a kiss”.<br />
  14. 14. Worship is praise<br />Worship is celebration<br />Worship is intercession<br />but worship, ultimately is adoration.<br />
  15. 15. “Away with the noise <br />of your songs”<br />Amos 5:23<br />
  16. 16. Hebrews 10:25<br />Eph. 5:19<br />
  17. 17. But what if the services or gatherings available to you aren’t 5-star worship bonanzas?<br />
  18. 18. Worship is taking our eyes off ourselves and fixing them on the Lord.<br />
  19. 19. Worship through music is the activity of the church gathered, while worship as a way of life is the activity of the church scattered.<br />
  20. 20. SERVE : LOVE 2011<br />
  21. 21. OFFER A SACRIFICE OF OUR BODIES<br />Romans 12:1<br />“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”<br />
  22. 22. OFFER SACRFICIES OF DOING GOOD<br />Hebrews 13:16<br />“Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to God.”<br />
  23. 23. OFFER SACRFICIES OF MONEY OR MATERIAL POSSESSION<br />Hebrews 13:16<br />“Indeed I have all and bound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.”<br />
  24. 24. OFFER SACRIFICES OF PRAISE <br />Hebrews 13:15<br />“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is , the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name”<br />
  25. 25. FROM THE HEART<br />John 4:23<br />“…we must worship Him in spirit…”<br />
  26. 26. ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE<br />John 4:23<br />“…we must worship Him in spirit and in truth…”truth…”<br />
  27. 27. IN SONG<br />Psalm 149:1<br />“Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints…”<br />
  28. 28. CLAPPING OUR HANDS<br />Psalm 47:1 <br />“Oh, clap your hands all you peoples!”<br />
  29. 29. SHOUTING<br />Psalm 47:1 <br />“Shout to God with the voice of triumph!”<br />
  30. 30. BOWING<br />Psalm 95:6 <br />“Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”<br />
  31. 31. LIFTING OUR HANDS<br />Psalm 134:2 <br />“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord…”<br />
  32. 32. JOYFULLY<br />Psalm 100:2 <br />“Serve the Lord with gladness…”<br />
  33. 33. 1<br />Chosen generation : <br />Lenten project<br />Fast from anger and hurt<br />Give your family an extra dose of love each day.<br />
  34. 34. 2<br />Chosen generation : <br />Lenten project<br />Fast from Judging<br />Before making any judgement, recall how Jesus overlooks our faults.<br />
  35. 35. 3<br />Chosen generation : <br />Lenten project<br />Fast from Discouragement<br />Hold on to Jesus’ promise that He has a perfect plan for your life.<br />
  36. 36. 4<br />Chosen generation : <br />Lenten project<br />Fast from Complaining<br />When you find yourself about to complain, close your eyes and recall some of the moments of joy Jesus has given you.<br />
  37. 37. 5<br />Chosen generation : <br />Lenten project<br />Fast from Resentment or Bitterness<br />Work on forgiving those who may have hurt you.<br />
  38. 38. 6<br />Chosen generation : <br />Lenten project<br />Fast from Spending Too Much Money<br />Try to reduce your spending by 10 percent and give those savings to the poor.<br />
  39. 39. 7<br />Chosen generation : <br />Lenten project<br />Spend extra time for Personal Prayer & Quiet Time with God.<br />