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  • RENEWED IN WORSHIP Immanuel Methodist Youth Fellowship Friday 19 March 2010
  • Activity Write down words / phrases of adoration about God, reflecting on who He is and His character
  • 1. What is “worship”?
    • Worship is bringing pleasure to God
    • - Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life
  • 2. Why do we worship?
    • We worship God for everything He is and everything He’s done for us
    • “ I will praise You forever for what You have done ; in Your name I will hope, for Your name is good .” – Psalm 52:9
  • 2. Why do we worship?
    • “ For God so loved the world that He gave is one and only Son , that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life ” – John 3:16
  • 3. Worship starts with a love relationship with God
    • “ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind . This is the first and greatest commandment” – Matthew 22:37-38
  • 3. Worship starts with a love relationship with God
    • a. We relate to God through prayer
    • “ The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth” – Psalm 145:18
  • 3. Worship starts with a love relationship with God
    • b. We relate to God through meditation on His Word
    • “ The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul .
    • The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
    • The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart.
    • The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.”
    • - Psalm 19:7-8
  • 4. Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship
    • Worship is far more than just music
    • Worship is far more than just attending church service
    • Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship when you do it for the praise, glory and pleasure of God
  • 4. Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship
    • “ So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do , do it for the glory of God ” – 1 Corinthians 10:31
  • 4. Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship
    • “ Whatever you do , work at it with all your heart , as working for the Lord , not for men” – Colossians 3:23
  • 4. Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship
    • “ I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me ” – Matthew 25:40
  • 5. We please God when we worship Him in Spirit
    • “ Repent and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit .” – Acts 2:38
  • 5. We please God when we worship Him in Spirit
    • “ A time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth .” – John 4:23-24
  • 6. We please God when we worship Him continually
    • “ Why are you downcast, O my soul?
    • Why so disturbed within me?
    • Put your hope in God ,
    • for I will yet praise him ,
    • my Savior and my God .”
    • - Psalm 42:5
  • 7. We please God when we worship Him wholeheartedly
    • Do we give ALL of ourselves to God?
    • Do we hold anything back ?
    heart mind thoughts attitude time effort money love
  • 7. We please God when we worship Him wholeheartedly
    • “ So, because you are lukewarm —neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth .” – Revelation 3:16
  • Summary
    • Worship is bringing pleasure to God
    • We worship God for everything He is and everything He has done for us
    • Worship starts with a love relationship with God
      • We relate to God through prayer
      • We relate to God through meditation on His word
    • Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship
    • We please God when we worship Him in Spirit
    • We please God when we worship Him continually
    • We please God when we worship Him wholeheartedly
  • Application
  • Adoration
    • Write down your choice of a word/phrase about God and focus on it in adoration to God
  • Confession
    • Write down your confession to God.
    • What is it that you need to turn away from?
    • What is it that is blocking your love relationship with God?
    • What are you holding back from God?
    • Why are you lukewarm?
  • Thanksgiving
    • Write down the happiest moment you can think of, and give thanks to God for it
    • Write down the saddest / most troubling moment you can think of, and give thanks to God for it
  • Supplication
    • What steps will you take to be renewed in worship? Ask God for His help in:
    • praying to Him
    • meditating on His Word
    • loving others
    • working/studying for Him
    • etc.
  • Adoration
    • Write down your choice of a word/phrase about God and focus on it in adoration to God