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Preparing for True Worship. Psalm 100. Worship. Expression of honor, adoration and praise to God Avoid vain worship through good preparation, Heb. 10:22-25 To offer true worship we must prepare ourselves for the joy, benefits & obligations of worship, Psa. 100. Worship.

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Worship
Worship

  • Expression of honor, adoration and praise to God

  • Avoid vain worship through good preparation,Heb. 10:22-25

  • To offer true worship we must prepare ourselves for the joy, benefits & obligations of worship,Psa. 100


Worship1
Worship

  • Worship is less than joyful to some Christians

    • Chronically late or absent

    • Little zeal & personal involvement

    • Spectators rather than participants

  • Things to know and to do as a “prelude to praise”


Worship reverent adoration homage
Worship:Reverent adoration, homage

  • proskuneo: “To kiss the hand towards;” make obeisance, do reverence, act of homage (Jno. 4:24)

  • sebomai: Revere, feeling of awe (Matt. 15:9)

  • latreuo: Render religious service (Phil. 3:3)

  • eusebeo: To act piously towards (Ac 17:23)

    External act motivated by and expressive of an internal sentiment


Worship is
Worship is…

  • NOT a spectator sport (to observe while others do things)

    • Each Christian is a participant in worship,John 4:23-24

  • NOT a competition with others

  • INVOLVES TRUTH, John 4:24

    • Truth is not the emotion of worship

    • The WHAT & HOW of worship,Matt. 15:7-9


Mind set of true worship in spirit
Mind Set of True Worship: “In Spirit”

  • True worship is in SPIRIT, John 4:24; Psalm 111:1 (heart, inner person)

    • Bodily presence alone not all that is important,1 Cor. 11:17, 27-29

  • Preparing our Hearts to Worship:

    • Plan ahead,Psalm 122:1; Matt. 5:23-24

    • Mind preparation VITAL to true worship


Helpful environment for true worship
Helpful Environment for True Worship

  • Reverent setting, Heb. 12:28; Psa. 89:7

    • Begins with the heart,Hab. 2:20 (Zeph. 1:7; Psa. 46:10)

    • Minimize distractions that hinder reverent worship,1 Cor. 11:20-22


Helpful environment for true worship1
Helpful Environment for True Worship

  • Setting that is decent & orderly,1 Cor. 14:40 (23, 26-33)

    • Some distractions unavoidable & unpredictable; Many are preventable

  • Not mere appearance of reverence, Malachi 1:6-8, 13 (Matt. 15:8-9; 23:5-7)

    • Submissive hearts & obedient behavior


Never let worship become commonplace
Never Let Worship Become Commonplace

  • Do not take it for granted…displays a lack of love, Psalm 122:1

  • Avoid ritualism by having private devotion, meditation, prayer, reading and study of God’s word

    • One who does not offer God private worship will have trouble offering public worship!


True worship psalm 100
True WorshipPsalm 100

  • Time of joy and gladness

  • Time for thanksgiving and praise

  • Spiritual edification of God’s people:

    • In truth (pattern of sound words)

    • In spirit (a mind set of godly fear, showing orderliness in demeanor and devotion of service)


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