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Friday, 11 March 2011 Youth Gathering

Friday, 11 March 2011 Youth Gathering

Speaker: Benedict Lo

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  • CHOSEN GENERATION
    worshipper
    by Benedict J. C. Lo ~ Servant of the Lord
  • 1 Peter 2:3-5
    “of great value”
  • Acceptable to God
    “Acceptable” – Greek adjective “euprosdektos” which means easily acceptable, pleasant, welcome,
  • “Spiritual” is the Greek adjective “pneumatikos”, having to do with the divine spirit, caused by or filled with the divine spirit.
  • “Offering” is the Greek verb “anaphero”, means to offer as a sacrifice, offer up. We deliberately and consciously offer up to God our worship.
  • “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.
  • To worship God is our highest calling ;
    nothing that we can do pleases God more.
  • Everybody worship something.
  • Worship is the ultimate expression of relationship with God.
  • The word most often used in the New Testament for worship (66 times in all) is the Greek word
    “proskuneo”,
    which can be translated to mean
    “to come towards a kiss”.
  • Worship is praise
    Worship is celebration
    Worship is intercession
    but worship, ultimately is adoration.
  • “Away with the noise
    of your songs”
    Amos 5:23
  • Hebrews 10:25
    Eph. 5:19
  • But what if the services or gatherings available to you aren’t 5-star worship bonanzas?
  • Worship is taking our eyes off ourselves and fixing them on the Lord.
  • Worship through music is the activity of the church gathered, while worship as a way of life is the activity of the church scattered.
  • SERVE : LOVE 2011
  • OFFER A SACRIFICE OF OUR BODIES
    Romans 12:1
    “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.”
  • OFFER SACRFICIES OF DOING GOOD
    Hebrews 13:16
    “Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with those in need, for such sacrifices are very pleasing to God.”
  • OFFER SACRFICIES OF MONEY OR MATERIAL POSSESSION
    Hebrews 13:16
    “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.”
  • OFFER SACRIFICES OF PRAISE
    Hebrews 13:15
    “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”
  • FROM THE HEART
    John 4:23
    “…we must worship Him in spirit…”
  • ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
    John 4:23
    “…we must worship Him in spirit and in truth…”truth…”
  • IN SONG
    Psalm 149:1
    “Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and His praise in the assembly of saints…”
  • CLAPPING OUR HANDS
    Psalm 47:1
    “Oh, clap your hands all you peoples!”
  • SHOUTING
    Psalm 47:1
    “Shout to God with the voice of triumph!”
  • BOWING
    Psalm 95:6
    “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.”
  • LIFTING OUR HANDS
    Psalm 134:2
    “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord…”
  • JOYFULLY
    Psalm 100:2
    “Serve the Lord with gladness…”
  • 1
    Chosen generation :
    Lenten project
    Fast from anger and hurt
    Give your family an extra dose of love each day.
  • 2
    Chosen generation :
    Lenten project
    Fast from Judging
    Before making any judgement, recall how Jesus overlooks our faults.
  • 3
    Chosen generation :
    Lenten project
    Fast from Discouragement
    Hold on to Jesus’ promise that He has a perfect plan for your life.
  • 4
    Chosen generation :
    Lenten project
    Fast from Complaining
    When you find yourself about to complain, close your eyes and recall some of the moments of joy Jesus has given you.
  • 5
    Chosen generation :
    Lenten project
    Fast from Resentment or Bitterness
    Work on forgiving those who may have hurt you.
  • 6
    Chosen generation :
    Lenten project
    Fast from Spending Too Much Money
    Try to reduce your spending by 10 percent and give those savings to the poor.
  • 7
    Chosen generation :
    Lenten project
    Spend extra time for Personal Prayer & Quiet Time with God.