Vintage gbc 2.16.14

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Vintage gbc 2.16.14

  1. 1. WORSHIP Respect or reverence paid; ascribing worth to someone or something; a time to remember, reflect on and respond to the object of your reverence and allegiance
  2. 2. FALSE NARRATIVE Worship is a personal matter meant to inspire the individual
  3. 3. FALSE NARRATIVE Worship is a personal matter meant to inspire the individual TRUE NARRATIVE Worship is a communal activity meant to instruct a people
  4. 4. FALSE NARRATIVE Worship should be motivated by a sense of obligation that we owe it to God
  5. 5. FALSE NARRATIVE Worship should be motivated by a sense of obligation that we owe it to God TRUE NARRATIVE Worship is an invitation given by God out of His grace and kindness to us
  6. 6. THE TRUTH IS… You ultimately become like - or become obsessed with that which you worship & the only thing safe enough to give your full worship & allegiance to is self-giving love
  7. 7. THE WHO of WORSHIP I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me. - Exodus 20:2-3
  8. 8. THE WHO of WORSHIP And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that
  9. 9. THE WHO of WORSHIP These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things & bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. - John 14:25-26
  10. 10. THE WHO of WORSHIP There is no shortage of false idols vying for our worship and allegiance: - Money - Sex - Power - Hobbies - Relationships
  11. 11. THE WHO of WORSHIP There is no shortage of false idols vying for our worship and allegiance: THE TRUTH IS… - Money You ultimately become - Sex like - Power - or become obsessed - Hobbies with - that which you
  12. 12. THE WHY of WORSHIP Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at His holy mountain; for the Lord our God is holy! - Psalm 99:9
  13. 13. THE WHY of WORSHIP HA*GI*OS Separate, set apart, totally other, unlike anyone or anything
  14. 14. THE WHY of WORSHIP It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit.” When He had said this, He breathed His last.
  15. 15. THE WHY of WORSHIP “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified & on the third day be raised again.’ “
  16. 16. THE HOW of WORSHIP And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching & the fellowship, to the breaking of bread & the prayers. - Acts 2:42
  17. 17. THE HOW of WORSHIP And do not get drunk with wine… but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms & hymns & spiritual songs, singing & making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always & for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
  18. 18. THE HOW of WORSHIP Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp! Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe! Praise Him with sounding cymbals; praise Him with loud clashing cymbals! - Psalm 150:3-5
  19. 19. THE HOW of WORSHIP Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! - Psalm 47:1
  20. 20. THE HOW of WORSHIP Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! - Psalm 141:2
  21. 21. A NONDENOMINATIONAL GUIDE TO OFFICIAL WORSHIP SIGNALS
  22. 22. FREEDOM IN COMMUNITY WORSHIP EXHIBIT A
  23. 23. FREEDOM IN COMMUNITY WORSHIP EXHIBIT B
  24. 24. FREEDOM IN COMMUNITY WORSHIP EXHIBIT C
  25. 25. SOUL TRAINING Five ways to prepare for worship next week: 1. Go to bed earlier than usual on Sat night 2. Arrive earlier than usual Sunday morning 3. Come with a sense of “holy expectancy”

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