The Meaning Of Worship

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The Meaning Of Worship

  1. 1. The Meaning of Worship
  2. 3. Worship that is accepted by God is a privilege unique to the Christian. <ul><li>1 Peter 2:5 </li></ul><ul><li>(5) you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. </li></ul>
  3. 4. It is not a right. <ul><li>I am permitted to offer acceptable worship only by the grace of God. </li></ul><ul><li>What is acceptable worship? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is appropriate worship? </li></ul><ul><li>When is the right time to worship? </li></ul>
  4. 6. Consider briefly the significance of worship: <ul><li>It is obedience to a divine command. </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 4:10 </li></ul><ul><li>(10) Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>It is a means of nourishing the spirit. </li></ul><ul><li>What happens when you miss a service? </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>It assists in achieving spiritual growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Worshipping reveals God to you.. You meet God in Worship. </li></ul><ul><li>YOU know GOD better.. That means spiritual growth. </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>It encourages others in their spiritual development. </li></ul><ul><li>When others see you worshipping, it increases their faith. </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>It shows the world where your priorities are. </li></ul><ul><li>People are watching you… </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>It is one means of expressing my love for God. </li></ul><ul><li>What is your definition of worship? </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>It is an avenue God has provided by which I can praise His name. </li></ul><ul><li>What ways can you praise God? </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>It is the offering of spiritual sacrifices. </li></ul><ul><li>God gave you spiritual gifts.. </li></ul><ul><li>Using them is worship. </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>It is a way of showing my thanksgiving to God for all He has done for me. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you imagine giving someone something, and them never thanking you? </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>It is a period of communion with God with the world shut out entirely. </li></ul><ul><li>When we worship God, we should focus only on him.. This is tough, but it can be done. </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>It is an experience that should make the heart of every Christian glad! </li></ul><ul><li>What do you feel like when you spend time with God? </li></ul>

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