New Testament Worshippers

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  • 7/31/2011
  • New Testament Worshippers

    1. 2. Introduction: <ul><li>It’s amazing that the N.T. church had such great unity with which they worshipped and served God. </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 29:2; 95:6-7; Eph. 4:-1-3; Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 4:17; Acts 2;47; matthew 16:18; John 17:20-21; Hebrews 4:15-16 </li></ul>
    2. 3. The Worshipping Church Ps. 42:1-2; 122:1; 1 Tim. 3:15; 1 Pet. 2:5 <ul><li>Worship means, “to kiss the hand to (towards) one in token of reverence”. </li></ul><ul><li>We should regard God as holy! Hebrews 10:29; 12:28; Isaiah 6:3 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reverend. God’s name, not man’s! Ps. 111:9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In reverence. Hebrews 13:15; Matthew 4:10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worship involves a subject, that’s us, and an object which is God! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember our low estate. Psalm 8:3-4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God deserves this fear & reverence! Ps. 89:7 </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. The Worshipping Church <ul><li>Motivated to worship… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By love. 1 John 4:9-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By fear. Ecclesiasts 12:13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Means “reverence toward, fear, honor and respect.” Same as in Psalm 111:9 (Strong’s # H 3372, “yare”) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s the Father’s will to obey the Son (Jesus)! Matthew 7:21; 17:5-6 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To give Him honor. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 1 Timothy 1:17 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His love controls us. 2 Corinthians 5:14 </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. A Worshipping Heart! Because We’re Thankful To God <ul><li>John 4:23-24; Psalm 100:4; 144:15 </li></ul><ul><li>True worship available today through the knowledge of Jesus Christ… John 1:17 </li></ul><ul><li>The state of mind in which we worship is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not in the Mosaical ordinances/cancelled: Ephesians 2:13-18; Colossians 2:11-15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But worship in N.T. spiritual ordinances: Romans 8:5-14; Ps. 29:2; Hebrews 10:23-25 </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. A Worshipping Heart! Because We’re Thankful To God <ul><li>Worship in Truth! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Because of the Lordship of Christ. Lk.6:46 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Truth as the Word. John 17:17; Col. 1:5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be able to discern between good and evil by knowing God’s truth. Heb. 5:11-14; John 8:32; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today we’re under the law of Christ. 1 Corinthians 9:21; Galatians 6:2 </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. A Worshipping Heart! Because We’re Thankful To God <ul><li>Worship in spirit! John 4:24 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>God has always sought sincerity and obedience. 2 Cor. 10:5b </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God searches the heart. 1 Chron. 28:9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wholehearted devotion is sought. Eph. 6:6 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A willing mind is sought. 2 Cor. 8:12 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Our “motives” are exposed to God. Hebrews 4:13 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God is a Spirit, the true object of worship. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 8. The Problem With Half-Heartedness <ul><li>King Amaziah’s problem… 2 Chron. 25:2 </li></ul><ul><li>We must serve God with Wholeheartedness! </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 111:1; Jeremiah 24:7 </li></ul><ul><li>We should focus our worship to God with the right kind of heart which includes, “the understanding also” 1 Cor. 14:15 </li></ul>
    8. 9. The Unity of Worship In the Body of Christ <ul><li>We’re having a family reunion ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Christ is our head & we’re the body. Col. 1:18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our teaching is to be unified. 1 Cor. 2:11-16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christ’s body likened to the human body. 1 Cor. 12:12-13; Romans 12:4-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Placed in the body to work together. Ephesians 4:16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We need each other in the “one body”! 1 Cor. 12:14-27; Col. 3:15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let there be no divisions. 1 Cor. 1:10 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Let Us At The Mary St. church of Christ… <ul><li>“… Worship God in the spirit , and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” Phil. 3:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Worship God in the truth being taught to, “observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus) have commanded you” Mt. 28:20 </li></ul><ul><li>Worship God properly so it will be counted by God as an offering, not as robbery. Mal. 1:13; 3:8; 2 Cor. 13:11, 14 </li></ul>
    10. 11. You Are Invited To Become A Part Of Christ’s Church Today! <ul><li> Baptism – Rom. 6:3 </li></ul><ul><li> Confession – Rom.10:10 </li></ul><ul><li>Repentance – Acts 2:38 </li></ul><ul><li>Faith – Mark 16:16 </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing the Gospel – Rom. 10:16-17 </li></ul><ul><li>Steps to Salvation… Acts 2:41, 47 </li></ul>Christ’s body 1 Cor. 12:13

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