JESUS ATRAVÉS DA
BECOMING LIKE JESUS
Through this series we will be
looking at our definitions of the five
purposes to consider what we are
doing in these areas and why we
are focused on them in the way at
This will also coincide with the
Elder’s and Minister Evaluations
that we do every three years.
It is About
You and God
So You Don’t
If We Can
TRYING TO BALANCE
The Needs and
The Needs and
WORSHIP is most often translated from
Hebrew – shahah (54 times), bow down,
prostrate, or the Greek proskyneo (34 times),
to prostrate, to bow to).
In Hebrew, Greek, and English “worship” is a
verb – it is active. Worship is the honor,
reverence, and homage paid to superior
beings or powers, whether men, angels, or
The English word means "worthship" and
denotes the worthiness of the individual
GOD FOCUSED WORSHIP:
When given to God, worship
involves an acknowledgment of
divine perfections. It may express
itself in the form of direct address,
as in adoration or thanksgiving, or in
service to God; it may be private, or
it may be public.
JESUS AS A MAN OF WORSHIP
Lk 4:14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power
of the Spirit, and news about him spread
through the whole countryside. 15 He
taught in their synagogues, and everyone
Lk 4:16 He went to Nazareth, where he had
been brought up, and on the Sabbath day
he went into the synagogue, as was his
custom. And he stood up to read. 17 The
scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to
him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it
JESUS AS A MAN OF
Lk 4:18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me to preach
good news to the poor. He has sent
me to proclaim freedom for the
prisoners and recovery of sight for the
blind, to release the oppressed, Lk 4:19 to
proclaim the year of the Lord’s
Not Just at Synagogue!
Lk 4:20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave
it back to the attendant and sat down.
The eyes of everyone in the synagogue
were fastened on him, 21 and he began
by saying to them, “Today this scripture
HONOURING GOD AS A GROUP
It appears that from the first, Christians
met in homes for private brotherhood
meetings, and the time was Sunday, the
Lord's Day (Acts 20:7). Christian public
worship consisted of preaching - reading
and explaining the word of God (1 Cor
14:9), reading of Scripture (Col 4:16),
prayer (1 Cor 14:14-16), singing (Eph
5:19), the Lord's Supper (1 Cor 11:17-
34), almsgiving (1 Cor 16:1-2), and in the
beginning prophesying and speaking in
tongues (1 Cor 14:26-40).
“WORSHIP” IN THE NIV:
The NIV translation uses the word “Worship” 153
times with 109 of those uses in the OT and 44 in the
Hebrews 12:28-29 on page 1878
Our God is a consuming fire…,
Romans 12:1-2 on page 1763,
We offer ourselves as an act of worship…
John 4:19-24 on page 1652.
We must worship in spirit and truth…
1 Corinthians 14:26-40 on page 1788.
Congregational worship should be considerate
toward outsiders and be done in a fitting and
A PART OF THE BALANCE:
Worship honours God and it
Our focus should be more on what
we give than what we receive, but
with the right heart and mind we
should receive a blessing when we
worship as individuals and as a
Worshipping like Jesus relates to the
verb of worshipping God, and not
ourselves. It is an offering to God
gathered through a week of knowing
Him and living out His word. Worship is
not a weekly pep rally focused on
helping us feel good. It is a lifestyle
which is lived out privately and publically
so that God is honoured.
On purpose worship is directed by the word
of God, it is other oriented, considering the
needs of others above ourselves, and it
comes from both our head and our hearts.
Worship is relational and expresses our
connection to God for His work and it is
relational to other believers and unbelievers.
It is not about us, it is about God and the
honour that He deserves.
We honour Him on Sunday as a group and
as individuals through the week.
HOW IS OUR BALANCE?
The Needs and
The Needs and
TAKING IT HOME:
How does our balance look to you?
Is your focus in worship more on God or on
What do you learn as you read of Jesus
What are you offering and what do you
How does individual and congregational
worship help you become more like Jesus?
ACTION GROUP AND SMALL GROUPS:
Greg Brockman works at
organizing the worship schedule
and he gathers input from others
to help our services honour God.
Join a small group for the
Becoming Like Jesus through
Who do I help and why?