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What is true worship? Who revealed and to whom? Who can worship . etc..

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  • I thank God for Bro. Joy for sharing his wisdom and knowledge about the word of God, the true meaning and sense of worship..honestly, i didn't know the differences of worship, praise and prayer..what i knew was when u praise and pray that is equivalent to worship..but thank God, He didn't allow me to continue my ignorance through reading Bro. Joy's spiritual studies..but we're not yet done :-) me,my aunt and my grandmother will continue to study and share to our neighbors what Bro Joy imparts on his slidespace. To God be the glory. :-)
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  2. 2. WORSHIP <ul><li>LORD JESUS REVEALED </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship:for salvation is of </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Jews. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>truth. (Jn.4: 21- 24) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT WAS TO THE SAMARITAN WOMAN ! </li></ul><ul><li>(Worship not forbidden to anyone) </li></ul>
  3. 3. WORSHIP <ul><li>THE PLACE </li></ul><ul><li>Neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem.(v.21) </li></ul><ul><li>(The place no more a matter) </li></ul><ul><li>THE OBJECT OF WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>Shall worship the father (V.21) </li></ul><ul><li>(Son hath revealed who is to be worshipped) </li></ul><ul><li>THE RELATIONSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>All who are born of God (Jn.3: 3; 5; Rom.8: 14) </li></ul><ul><li>(All who have come to that relationship) </li></ul>
  4. 4. WORSHIP <ul><li>THE NATURE OF WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>Worship in spirit and in truth (v. 24) </li></ul><ul><li>(Neither traditional nor ceremonial) </li></ul><ul><li>THE TIME OF WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>The hour hath come and now is (v.21) </li></ul><ul><li> (The day, the time no more a matter) </li></ul><ul><li>THE POWER TO WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>Must worship in spirit and in truth (v. 24) </li></ul><ul><li>(Now worship –serve- God in spirit) </li></ul>
  5. 5. WORSHIP <ul><li>PROMINENCE TO BE GIVEN TO WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>Father seeketh such to worship Him (v.24) </li></ul><ul><li>UNER THE LAW </li></ul><ul><li>They were asked to worship (Ex.20: 1-7) </li></ul><ul><li>Men had to seek him (Lev.1: 2) </li></ul><ul><li>UNDER GRACE (N.T) </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus revealed of worship (Jn.4: 20-24) </li></ul><ul><li>Father seeketh such to worship (Jn.4: 24) </li></ul><ul><li>(There is nothing like worship, we begin here, and will </li></ul><ul><li>continue thru all eternity) </li></ul><ul><li>DO YOU GIVE PROMINENCE TO WORSHIP? </li></ul>
  6. 6. WORSHIP <ul><li>FATHER SEEKS TO WORSHIP HIM </li></ul><ul><li> Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath </li></ul><ul><li>delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated </li></ul><ul><li>us into the kingdom of his dear Son (Col.1: 12-13) </li></ul><ul><li>God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in </li></ul><ul><li>spirit and in truth.(Jn.4: 24) </li></ul><ul><li>Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, </li></ul><ul><li>there is liberty. (2.Cor.3: 17) </li></ul><ul><li>THRU CHRIST WE HAVE THE ACCESS </li></ul><ul><li>By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, </li></ul><ul><li>that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (Heb.13: 15) </li></ul>
  7. 7. WORSHIP <ul><li>Lamb of God, through thee we enter, inside the veil; </li></ul><ul><li>Cleansed by Thee, we boldly venture, inside the veil; </li></ul><ul><li>Not a stain; a new creation; </li></ul><ul><li>our’s is such a full salvation; </li></ul><ul><li>Low we bow in adoration; inside the veil. </li></ul>
  8. 8. WORSHIP <ul><li>WHAT IS WORSHIP ? </li></ul><ul><li>Few definitions on worship </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worship is the “overflow of a grateful heart, under a sense </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>of Devine favor.” (Ps. 45: 1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worship is the “out pouring of a soul at rest in the presence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>of God” (SoS.2: 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worship is the “occupation of the heart, not with its needs, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>or even with its blessings, but with God himself” (2.Sam.7:18-22) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worship is the “upspring of a heart that has known the Father </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>as a giver, the Son as Savior, and the Holy Spirit as the </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>indwelling guest” . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(Honey you can define; until you taste it cannot fully know it; so is the worship) </li></ul>
  9. 9. WORSHIP <ul><li>WHAT IS SPIRITUAL WORSHIP ? </li></ul><ul><li>(Worship in spirit and truth) </li></ul><ul><li>Worship is ascribing worthiness to the one who is “worthy of worship” </li></ul><ul><li> Reverence, prostration to pay divine homage a difference </li></ul><ul><li>(Mat.2:11; Rev.4:10; 5: 8) </li></ul><ul><li>(If not before Him, for whom your knees bend ?) </li></ul>
  10. 10. WORSHIP <ul><li>WORSHIP DIFFERENT FROM PRAISE AND PRAYER </li></ul><ul><li>What make the differences ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prayer is the occupation of the soul with its needs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Praise is the occupation of the soul with its blessings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Worship is the occupation of the soul with God himself. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li> Example </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Lord save my soul” is prayer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Thank you Lord for saving my soul” is praise . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Thank you Lord for what thou art” is worship </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(Adore in heart, bow before him for what He is) </li></ul>
  11. 11. WORSHIP <ul><li>WHO IS A WORSHIPPER ? </li></ul><ul><li>(Deu.26: 1-11) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be one experienced the redemption (v.5,6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be one who got an inheritance (v. 1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be one blessed of the Lord (v. 2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be one who is grateful to Lord (v. 2, 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be one obedient to God’s word (v. 2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be one who is humble in heart (v. 5- 9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be one who comes to give to Lord (v. 10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are redeemed (1.Pet.1: 18) has inheritance (Eph.1: 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>blessed (Eph.1: 3) thankful (Eph.5: 19-20) obedient to him </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(Mat.18: 20) gives to the Lord (Heb.13: 15) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. WORSHIP <ul><li>LESSONS FROM ABRAHAM’ LIFE (Gen. 22) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be based on revelation of God (v.1-2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be conditioned by faith (v. 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be cost spending (v.3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demands separation to God (v.5) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demands full renunciation of self (v.9-10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must be glorifying God (v.16-18) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Results in blessing to worshiper (v. 16- 18) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>For us revealed (Jn.4:22) by faith offer (Heb.11: 6) the fruit of our lips </li></ul><ul><li>(Heb.13: 15) draws near (Heb.10: 22) rejoice in Christ (Phil.3: 3) glorify </li></ul><ul><li>him (Col.1: 12) are blessed (2.Pet. 1: 3) </li></ul>
  13. 13. WORSHIP <ul><li>WORSHIP THE REASONABLE SERVICE (Mat. 2: 1-12) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is an act of wisdom (v.2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demands divine guidance (v. 9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demands separation and renunciation (v. 2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demands concentration and determination (v.11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accompanies joy (v. 11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conditioned by seeing the son of God (v. 11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is presenting the gift to him (v. 11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(They saw the star, followed star, desired to worship, reached the house, </li></ul><ul><li>rejoiced, saw the child, opened the treasures and worshiped him) </li></ul>
  14. 14. WORSHIP <ul><li>WHAT WORSHIP IS NOT </li></ul><ul><li>Mary at the feet of Jesus (Jn.12: 1- 12) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did not come to listen the sermon (Lk.10: 39) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did not come to make a request (Jn.11:32) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did not come to meet fellow brethren (v.7; 9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did not come to be refreshed of him (v. 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did not come nor to meet the host (v. 7) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did not come since a popular act (v.9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Did not come to withhold any thing (v.3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Spikenard, very costly , and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair : the house was filled with the odor of the ointment. (v. 3) </li></ul>
  15. 15. WORSHIP <ul><li>Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness </li></ul><ul><li>Bow down before him, His glory proclaim </li></ul><ul><li>Gold of obedience, and incense in lowliness, </li></ul><ul><li>Bring and adore Him; the Lord is his name. </li></ul><ul><li>Fear not to enter His courts in the slenderness </li></ul><ul><li>Of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine; </li></ul><ul><li>Truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness, </li></ul><ul><li>These are the offerings to lay on His shrine. </li></ul>
  16. 16. WORSHIP <ul><li>PROMINENCE TO WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li> The reason why Israel was redeemed </li></ul><ul><li> (That they may serve – Ex.7: 16; 8: 2; 20) </li></ul><ul><li> Pharaoh’s demand (Step by step) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let them worship in the land (Ex.8: 25) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let them go not very far (Ex.8: 28) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let men only go and worship (Ex.10: 11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let the flock and cattle stay back (Ex.10: 28) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>We are saved to serve </li></ul><ul><li>And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, </li></ul><ul><li>and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. (Mk.12: 30) </li></ul>
  17. 17. WORSHIP <ul><li>PROMINENCE TO WORSHIP (Cont…) </li></ul><ul><li>Israel was given command (Ex.20: 2-5) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thou shall have no other God beside me </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thou shall not make any graven image; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thou shall not bow down before it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Israel failed in obeying it (Heb.11:6) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They lusted in the wilderness (Num.11: 4-10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They became idolaters (Ex.32: 1-6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They committed fornication (Num.25: 1-3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They tempted God (Num.21; 4-6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>They murmured against him (Ex. 16: 1-3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(THEY ARE WRITTEN FOR OUR ADMONISION) </li></ul>
  18. 18. WORSHIP <ul><li>LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF MOSES </li></ul><ul><li>(WORSHIPER’S ATMOST DESIRES TO SEE HIM ALONE) </li></ul><ul><li> Moses said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. (Ex.33: 18) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He was chosen of God (Ex.33: 17) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He was redeemed of God (Ex.12: 27) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He received the intimacy with God (Ex.33:11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He aspired for a better communion (Ex.33: 18) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He was provided a safe place (Ex.33: 21) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He was given the protection (Ex.33: 22) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He gave humble reverence to God (Ex.34: 8) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Rev.22: 4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. </li></ul>
  19. 19. WORSHIP <ul><li>WHOM WE WORSHIP ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>King eternal, invisible, Immortal (1.Tim.1: 17) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thou shalt worship Lord thy God (Mat.4: 10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God revealed in the scripture is “triune God” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God revealed in three persons (Trinity) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yet co-equal, co- eternal, co-exists </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God almighty, </li></ul><ul><li>All thy works shall praise thy name </li></ul><ul><li>in earth and sky and sea, </li></ul><ul><li>Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty! </li></ul><ul><li>God in Three persons, blessed Trinity! </li></ul>
  20. 20. WORSHIP <ul><li>WE WORSHIP THE FATHER FOR WHAT HE IS </li></ul><ul><li>AND FOR WHAT HE HAS DONE FOR US </li></ul><ul><li>For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, </li></ul><ul><li>that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. </li></ul><ul><li>(Jn.3: 16-17) </li></ul><ul><li>WORSHIP SON FOR WHAT HE BECAME </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God has loved us. (Jn.3: 16; 1.Jn.3: 1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God has given us his son. (1.Jn.4: 14) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God has chosen us in Christ. (Ep.1: 3-4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He has saved us by his grace. (Col.1: 12-13; Eph.2: 8) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He has blessed us. (Eph.1: 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He has made us his children. (Jn.1: 12; 1.Jn.3: 1) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He has made us to be worshippers (Jn.4: 23-24) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. WORSHIP <ul><li>WHY WE SHOULD WORSHIP THE SON ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John 5: 23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>which hath sent him. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>God revealed is triune </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Son is co-eternal, co-existing, co-inherent, co- equal in essence (Possess all attributes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Father declared to angels (Heb.1: 6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Men worshiped and he never denied </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wise men worshiped him at birth (Mat. 2: 11) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. WORSHIP <ul><li>During his public ministry (Jesus accepted) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The leper healed (Mat.8: 2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The ruler (Mat.9: 18) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People on the boat (Mat.14: 33) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The demon possessed healed (Mk.5: 6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Canaanite woman (Mat.15: 25) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The blind when healed (Jn.9: 38) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mary at the resurrection (Mat.28: 9; 17) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disciples at his ascension (Lk.24: 52) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Never denied or objected any time) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>He is worshiped in heaven </li></ul><ul><li> In Heavenly worship (Rev.5:10-11; 13) </li></ul>
  23. 23. WORSHIP <ul><li>In future He will be worshiped </li></ul><ul><li>Every knee shall bow before him (Phil.2: 10) </li></ul><ul><li>We must worship him for what he is </li></ul><ul><li>He is the eternal son (Heb.1: 2) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By him and for him all created (Col.1: 16) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is the heir of all things (Heb.3: 6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He has received glory and honour (Heb.2: 9) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We must worship him for what he did for us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For us he came into this world (1.Jn3: 5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He died on the cross for our sins (1.Pet.2: 24) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He redeemed us with his blood (Rev.5: 10) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is going to come again for us (Heb.9: 28) </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. WORSHIP <ul><li>We must worship, for what he do for us now </li></ul><ul><li>He makes intercession for us (Heb.7: 25) </li></ul><ul><li>FOR HE IS GOD HIMSELF </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 9: 5 who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. </li></ul><ul><li>Col.1: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God. </li></ul><ul><li>Col.2: 9 For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. </li></ul><ul><li>Heb.1: 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image </li></ul><ul><li>of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power </li></ul><ul><li>1.John.5: 20 This is true God and eternal life. </li></ul>
  25. 25. WORSHIP <ul><li>WHAT ABOUT WORSHIP TO HOLY SPIRIT ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is He not God ? ( Yes- Acts.5: 4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is He not co-equal ? ( Yes - Heb.9: 14) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What He seeks ? ( Glorify the son – Jn.16: 14) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Worship is the “upspring of a heart that has known the Father as a </li></ul><ul><li>giver , the Son as Savior , and the Holy Spirit as the indwelling guest ” . </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT HOLY SPIRIT DONE FOR US ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Convinced of sin, righteousness.. (Jn.16: 8) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shed God’s love in our heart (Rom.5: 5) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lead to salvation (Rom.10: 9-10; 1.Cor.12: 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Taken dwelling in us (Rom.8: 11;Jn.14: 16,17) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. WORSHIP <ul><li>WHAT H.SPIRIT DOES IN US NOW ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guides in to all truths (Jn.16: 13) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helps us to pray (Rom:8: 26; 27) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Builds together as habitation ..(Eph.2: 22) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>DO H.SPIRIT DEMANDS WORSHIP ? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scripture shows no example done </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Neither Father nor Son taught us to do </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>TRIUNE GOD DWELLS INSEPARABLE </li></ul><ul><li>But in benediction yet said separately ? (1.Cor.16: 23) </li></ul><ul><li>H.Spirit as indwelling guest helps us to worship the Father and Son </li></ul><ul><li>(As God He receives) </li></ul><ul><li> (As in prayer, in worship also no direct addressing seem) </li></ul>
  27. 27. WORSHIP <ul><li>THE MANNER OF WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><li> WORSHIP MUST BE SPIRITUAL (Rom.8: 8) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not traditional – (Is.29: 13; Eze.33: 31) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not Carnal worship (Not pleased-1.Cor.2:14) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Counterfeiting- Instead of real spirituality </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Artificial enthusiasm- for holy zeal </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fleshly emotionalism- for the joy of the Lord </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organization- for the unity of the Spirit </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Religious expression- for the inner reality </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cold orthodoxy – for strength and truth </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(No Pretence; but real and spontaneous) </li></ul>
  28. 28. WORSHIP <ul><li>WORSHIP MUST BE SINCERE (IN TRUTH) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NOT ONLY IN “ SPIRIT ” BUT ALSO IN “ TRUTH ”. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God hates hypocrisy? (Mal.1: 7-14; Is.1: 11-14) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>GOD LOOKS TO (FOR HE IS HOLY) Pro.20: 10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our Standing and state </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our creed and conduct </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our lips and lives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our belief and behavior </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our profession and expression </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(“ For I desire mercy and not sacrifice.” Hos.6: 6 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Do our lives become a lie to our profession of faith ? Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>in honesty, thoughts, word and deed; clean hands and sincere heart </li></ul><ul><li>a must </li></ul>
  29. 29. WORSHIP <ul><li>WORSHIP MUST BE INTELLIGENT </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He gave us his son to save us (Jn.3: 16) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He gave us his word to grow (1.Pet.2: 1-2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He gave us gifts for perfecting.. (Eph.4: 11-16) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(God doesn’t want us to remain ignorant) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Heart’s apprehension and appreciation of God’s word, but not </li></ul><ul><li>the head knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>(Demands love to the Word of God) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intelligent knowledge of the scriptural truths. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Demands reading and meditation of the Word) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Results in higher level of spirituality and sincerity that leads to intelligent worship. </li></ul>
  30. 30. WORSHIP <ul><li>Must know the position in Christ (Eph.1: 3-8) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is foreknown. (1.Pet.1: 2). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is predestinated. (v.5) refers to a purpose. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is elected of God. (1.Pet.1: 2; Rom.8: 29) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is saved. (Eph.2: 8) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is justified. (Rom.5: 1; 8: 33) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is sanctified. (1.Pet.1: 2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>He is blessed with all spiritual blessings (v.3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Above knowledge is the foundation of our peace with God; with out </li></ul><ul><li> that none can do the true worship </li></ul>
  31. 31. WORSHIP <ul><li>MUST KNOW TRUTHS ABOUT CHURCH </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> What the church is ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What Christ and church; the head and body ? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The unity of the body of Christ. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Manifold wisdom of God revealed..Ep.3: 10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>MUST KNOW PREISTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Priesthood of believer (1.Pet.2:8-9; Rev.1: 5;6) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To offer spiritual sacrifices (Heb.13: 15) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(No more needed an earthly mediator) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>PROMINENCE OF WORSHIP IN LIFE </li></ul><ul><li>Realize the important of worship. </li></ul><ul><li>Worship we begin here, the only occupation we can continue all </li></ul><ul><li>thru eternity </li></ul>
  32. 32. WORSHIP <ul><li>HINDRANCES TO WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Devil the infernal enemy (2.Cor.2: 11) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World the external enemy (1.Jn.2: 16) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self the internal enemy (2.Pet.2: 11) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sphere </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual or assembly </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remedy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Realize the problem </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Judge, confess, turn down </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 10: 13 There hath no temptation taken you but </li></ul><ul><li>such as is common to man: but God is faithful. </li></ul>
  33. 33. WORSHIP <ul><li>HINDRANCES TO WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self will (Deviation from the word) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Replace by great alter of Ahaz (2.Ki.16: 10-15) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self expression (Show personal abilities) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Burn strange fire (Lev.10: 1-11) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conform to the world (Lack of separation) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Separation from world; but not “Isolation” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demas loved the present world (2.Tim.4: 10) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We are delivered from the world (Gal.1: 4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We are strangers and pilgrims here (2.Pet.2:11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Daily conformed or transformed ? (Rom.12: 2) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  34. 34. WORSHIP <ul><li>HINDRANCE TO WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spirit of Criticism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Pride of self righteousness (Mat.22: 15; 23: 23) </li></ul><ul><li> Lack of kindness, vision and fruitlessness) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remedy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Realize sin and hatefulness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Admit pride and seek Lord for humbleness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make apology where necessary </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make a holy determination never to repeat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pray for whom you criticize </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cherish the spirit to find good in others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uproot beareth gall and wormwood - Deu.29:18 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  35. 35. WORSHIP <ul><li>HINDRANCE TO WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slothfulness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not collecting Manna early mornings (Ex.16:16) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not going to glean to the fields (Ruth 2: 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not collecting fruits in the basket (Deu.26: 2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>(Spiritual laziness keeps soul empty and barren) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Impatience (Failure to wait upon the Lord) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Be ye not like the Horse or mules (Ps.38: 9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn to quite the soul (Ps.131:2) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Acts of) Flesh profiteth nothing. (Jn.6: 63) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Eccl: 5: 2 Let not thine heart be hasty to utter any </li></ul><ul><li>thing before God:..therefore let thy words be few. </li></ul>
  36. 36. WORSHIP <ul><li>HINDRANCE TO WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sectarian spirit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Narrowness and sectarian spirit (1. Cor.1: 12) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Things mar the unity of the body (1.Cor.10; 16) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Things mar the fellowship (1.Jn.1: 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formalism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of the liberty of the Spirit (2.Cor.3: 17) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of the Scriptural simplicity (1.Cor.14: 40) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Unforgiving spirit </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Seek to forgive (Mat.5: 23-24) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Walk in love (Eph.5: 2) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  37. 37. WORSHIP <ul><li>RESULT OF WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God must be glorified </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. (Lev.10: 3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Father glorified as He gave his son </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Son glorified as He did the will of the father </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Holy Spirit glorified in making us worshipers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Believer will be blessed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accompanies great joy (Lk.24: 52) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Satisfied with the goodness (Ps.65: 4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will not return without blessed (1.Ki.10: 13) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  38. 38. WORSHIP <ul><li>ASSEMBLY WILL BE BLESSED </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Will be filled with glory of the Lord </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Ex.40: 34; 1.King 8: 11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Glory will be seen in believers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Ex.34: 29; 2 Cor.3: 18) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unbeliever (World) will come know God </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(1. Cor.14: 25) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manifold wisdom of God be manifested </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Eph.3: 11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Christ is sanctified in the hearts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(1. Pet.3: 14) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 39. WORSHIP <ul><li>WARNING AGAINST FALSE WORSHIP </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cain- offered (Gen.4: 3-13) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Became a fugitive and vagabond (Gen.4: 12) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jeroboam set golden calves (1.King12: 27-33) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generations were cursed (1.King14: 10-11) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saul offered (1.Sam.13: 9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Removed from his kingship (1.Sam.13: 14) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Uzziah burnt incense (2.Chr.26: 16-19) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Became leper and stayed…( 2.Chr.26: 20-21) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>1 Samuel 2: 30 LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour </li></ul><ul><li>me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. </li></ul>
  40. 40. WORSHIP <ul><li>WORSHIP IN HEAVEN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Greatest occupation we can have on earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greatest privilege we can have on earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WE WILL CONTINUE ALL THRU ETERNITY </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PROGRESSION OF WORSHIP IN HEAVEN </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The living creatures (Seraphim and Cherubim) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(God as the creator-ceaseless they worship) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Revelation 4: 8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. </li></ul>
  41. 41. WORSHIP <ul><li>WORSHIP IN HEAVEN </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24 Elders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 4: 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>are and were created. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First song (Lamb as the redeemer) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Revelation 5: 9-10 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. </li></ul>
  42. 42. WORSHIP <ul><li>WORSHIP IN HEAVEN </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Second song (Salvation the gift of God) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 7: 10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revelation 14: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Third song (The Lord reigneth) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rev.19: 6-7 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: </li></ul></ul></ul>
  43. 43. WORSHIP <ul><ul><ul><li>Rev.22: 3-4 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And they shall </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Holy, Holy, Holy ! Lord God almighty! </li></ul><ul><li>All Thy works shall praise Thy </li></ul><ul><li>Name in earth, and sky, and sea; </li></ul><ul><li>Holy , Holy, Holy! Merciful and mighty! </li></ul><ul><li>God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity. </li></ul><ul><li>Amen </li></ul>
  44. 44. WORSHIP <ul><li>Dear Brethren in the LORD </li></ul><ul><li>Greetings to you all </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hope the study on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WORSHIP be a blessing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Your questions, suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>comments, are appreciated </li></ul><ul><li>Write to my Email: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>