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  1. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King Luke 7:36-47/Gen 12 – Gen 22

  2. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King Returning to God a fraction of our possession provides 3 things: 1. Defines our perspective of the relationship 2. Acknowledges God as the Source of all our possessions 3. Demonstrates a willing heart of adoration & worship

  3. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Honor is the prelude to Worship • Defining Worship (homage): • An attitude & activity designed to recognize and describe the “worth of a person” • Ryken, L., Wilhoit, J., Longman, T., Duriez, C., Penney, D., & Reid, D. G. (2000, c1998). Dictionary of biblical imagery (electronic ed.) (970). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

  4. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Worship (activity) – Physical Expressions • singing • bowing down, • lifting hands, • clapping hands, • dancing, • processions

  5. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Worship (attitude) – Heart Expressions • Worship involves more than words – it requires Our Heart • Isaiah 29:13 • _ “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me _with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me,

  6. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Worship is validated by Visible expressions of the HEART – Actions • Our Action mimics Our Attitude! • Example: Cain’s actions (wicked) Abel’s actions (righteous ) • Defining Attitude: • An outward expression of an inward disposition

  7. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Worship revolves around 3 essential elements • Giving • Altars • Sacrifices

  8. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Giving • Giving of our substance (wealth) shows honor to God • Isaiah 43:22-23 • “But you have not called upon Me, O Jacob; and you _ _have been weary of Me, O Israel. 23 _You have not brought Me the sheep for your burnt offerings, Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices

  9. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Altars – to slay, or place of slaughter • The Altar “represents” an intimate place of interaction between God and Man • Call: invoke (call upon) the presence of God

  10. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Sacrifices • The nature of the Sacrifices (which all had an atoning attribute) demonstrates our willingness to respond to the acute value God places on relationship with Man

  11. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Types & Meaning of Sacrifice • Sin Offering – A purification or purge offering. It was for anything or anyone that was ritualistically unclean, i.e. lepers, priest, menstruated women etc.. (mandatory) • Trespass Offering – Restitution or reparations offering. When we intentionally or unintentionally acted irresponsible to God or others, i.e. slander, property damage, false witness, etc..(mandatory)

  12. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Types & Meaning of Sacrifice • Peace Offering – An offering that valued peace with God and fellowship with him, the priest and his fellowman. (voluntary) • Meal Offering – A bloodless offering which showed ones gratitude and thanks to God it would accompany either the Peace offering or Burnt offering. (voluntary) • Burnt Offering – Most frequent, most expensive and most expressive offering. It signified absolute commitment, submission and reliance on God

  13. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Abrahams life defines worship • Abraham builds an altar at ShechemGen 12:7 • Abraham builds an altar between Bethel & Ai and “calls upon the name of the Lord” Gen 12:8 • Abram returns to the altar between Bethel and Ai again called on the name of the Lord. Gen 13:1-4 • Abraham builds an altar in Hebron. Gen 13:18 • Abraham builds in altar to offer up Isaac. Gen 22:9

  14. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Define Idol: • Anything that we value more than our relationship with God

  15. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King • Pure Worship involves: • Honor (giving God something of Value) • An Altar ( a Place where we can interact with God) • A Sacrifice ( a willingness to respond to God)

  16. Getting a Kingdom’s Perspective pt8Worship of the King