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Title: Spiritual Disciplines: Worship


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"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on
roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but
you never know if it's going to be forward,
backwards, or sideways." H. Jackson Brown,
Jr. Author
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What is Worship?
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What is Worship?
  • Definition

To worship is to quicken the conscience by the
holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth
of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of
God, to open the heart to the love of God, to
devote the will to the purpose of God ---William
Temple
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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • The Right Responses to the Revelation of who God
    is Activities of the Mind, Heart, will, and body
    that bring honor to God and satisfaction to us.

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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?

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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?
  • People
  • Praise
  • Singing

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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?

Psalm 717 I will give thanks to the LORD
according to His righteousness And will sing
praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?

Psalm 2113 Be exalted, O LORD, in Your strength
We will sing and praise Your power.
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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?
  • People
  • Praise
  • Singing
  • Teaching
  • Physical Engagement
  • Emotional Engagement

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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?

Colossians 316 Let the word of Christ richly
dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and
admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in
your hearts to God.
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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?

Revelation 711 And all the angels were standing
around the throne and around the elders and the
four living creatures and they fell on their
faces before the throne and worshiped God
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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?
  • Giving
  • Financial
  • Physical

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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?

2 Samuel 2424 However, the king said to Araunah,
No, but I will surely buy it from you for a
price, for I will not offer burnt offerings to
the LORD my God which cost me nothing. So David
bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty
shekels of silver.
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What is Worship?
  • Definition
  • Whats does it look like?

Romans 121 1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by
the mercies of God, to present your bodies a
living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God,
which is your spiritual service of worship.
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Why do I need to Worship?
  • God Commanded it

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Why do I need to Worship?
  • God Commanded it
  • New Testament Calls us to it
  • We were Created for it

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Why do I need to Worship?
An idol is whatever you look at and say, in your
heart of hearts, If I have that, then Ill feel
my life has meaning, then Ill know I have value,
then Ill feel significant and secure. There are
manyto describe that kind of relationship to
something, but perhaps the best one is
worship.----Keller, Timothy (2009-10-20).
Counterfeit Gods
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What are we Worshiping?
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What are we Worshiping?
  • Identify our Longings
  • Physical Thirst
  • Emotional Thirst
  • Spiritual Thirst

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What are we Worshiping?
  • Identify our Longings
  • Identify our Idols
  • Safety
  • Beauty
  • Money
  • Success
  • Romance

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What are we Worshiping?
Contemporary society is not fundamentally
different from these ancient ones. Each culture
is dominated by its own set of idols. Each has
its priesthoods, its totems and rituals. Each
one has its shrineswhether office towers, spas
and gyms, studios, or stadiumswhere sacrifices
must be made in order to procure the blessings of
the good life and ward off disaster. ----Keller,
Timothy
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What are we Worshiping?
  • Identify our Longings
  • Identify our Idols
  • Safety
  • Beauty
  • Money
  • Romance
  • Success

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What are we Worshiping?
Ernest Becker, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his
book The Denial of Death In one word, the love
object is God. . . . what is it that we want when
we elevate the love partner to the position of
God? We want redemptionnothing less.
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What are we Worshiping?
Pop legend Madonna I have an iron will, and all
of my will has always been to conquer some
horrible feeling of inadequacy. . . . I push past
one spell of it and discover myself as a special
human being and then I get to another stage and
think Im mediocre and uninteresting. . . . Again
and again
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What are we Worshiping?
Pop legend Madonna My drive in life is from
this horrible fear of being mediocre. And thats
always pushing me, pushing me. Because even
though Ive become Somebody, I still have to
prove that Im Somebody . My struggle has never
ended and it probably never will.
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What are we Worshiping?
  • Identify our Longings
  • Identify our Idols
  • Turn to the True God

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What will Result? True Worship
  • Experience God
  • Enjoy God
  • Praise God

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