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Overflow 2011 week 4

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Overflow 2011 week 4

  1. 1. Week 4 Receiving God’s Love with My Spirit The Habit of Worship
  2. 2. AN AUTHENTIC RESPONSE
  3. 3. <ul><li>Share your Bible Study responses on pp. 24 and 28 </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss questions 1 and 2 on page 32 </li></ul>Table Talk
  4. 4. WHAT IS WORSHIP?
  5. 5. Worship in the Old Testament <ul><li>SHACHAH (pronounced “shah – kah”): to bow down; prostrate oneself. </li></ul><ul><li>ABAD (pronounced “ah – bahd”): to labor or to work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deuteronomy 5:6-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YARAY (pronounced “yah – ray”): fear </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genesis 22:12 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psalm 112:1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jonah 1:9 </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Worship in the New Testament <ul><li>PROSKUNEO (pronounced “pros - coo- nay – oh”): to protstrate oneself; to bow down. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matthew 28:9 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SEBOMAI (pronounced “seb – oh – my”): to shrink away from; be in awe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acts 16:14 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LATREUO (pronounced “lah – true – oh”): to serve (This word is similar to the Hebrew word “abad.”) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philippians 3:3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PHOBEO (pronounced “foe – beh – oh”): to fear </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Corinthians 7:1 </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. THE WORDS USED TO DESCRIBE WORSHIP SEEM TO FALL INTO TWO CATEGORIES: <ul><li>THEY SPEAK OF OUR ATTITUDES . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are to be humbled in the presence of God and be filled with a sense of fear, devotion, and allegiance because God is our master. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THEY SPEAK OF OUR ACTIONS . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Worship is the act of falling down before God and of committing one’s whole self in service to God. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Putting it all Together “ WORSHIP IS THE AWE-FILLED ACT OF THROWING ONESELF DOWN BEFORE GOD AND BRINGING EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO LAY AT GOD’S FEET.”
  9. 9. <ul><li>Read Hebrews 9 </li></ul><ul><li>What was the image/process of worship for the Jews </li></ul><ul><li>How does Jesus relate to this process? </li></ul>Table Talk
  10. 13. The Temple Today <ul><li>Read the following verses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 3:16-17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 6:18-20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ephesians 2:19-22 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is the temple now? </li></ul><ul><li>How does this concept affect our daily lives? </li></ul>
  11. 14. Worship Defined <ul><li>“ [Worship is] the believer’s response of all that she is – mind, emotion, will, and body – to all that God is and says and does. This response has its mystical side in subjective experience, and its practical side in objective obedience to God’s revealed truth. It is a loving response that is balanced by the fear of the Lord, and it is a deepening response as the believer comes to know God better.” </li></ul><ul><li>(from Real Worship: It Will Transform Your Life, by Warren Wiersbe) </li></ul>
  12. 15. Our Collective Response <ul><li>We gather . </li></ul><ul><li>We encounter God’s Word . </li></ul><ul><li>We share a meal at the Lord’s table. </li></ul><ul><li>And we are sent into the world. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Our Unique Response: Discovering Your Sacred Pathway <ul><li>Naturalists: Loving God Out-of-Doors </li></ul><ul><li>Sensates: Loving God with the Senses </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionalists: Loving God Through Ritual and Symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Ascetics: Loving God Through Solitude and Simplicity </li></ul><ul><li>Activists: Loving God Through Confrontation </li></ul><ul><li>Caregivers: Loving God by Loving Others </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasts: Loving God with Mystery and Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Contemplatives: Loving God Through Adoration </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectuals: Loving God with the Mind </li></ul>
  14. 17. Key Verses <ul><li>Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. </li></ul><ul><li>Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. </li></ul>
  15. 18. Next Week Experiencing God’s Love with my BODY, part 1 The Habit of Serving Pages 33-38

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