Worship That Counts: The Expressions Of Worship, Pt. 3 (4 Of 5) by Ernest Easley

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WORSHIP THAT COUNTS
"The Expressions of Worship" (Pt. III)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Hebrews 13.12-15
November 14, 1999

Now join me for a few minutes in the book of Hebrews.
We've been learning together on these Sunday mornings how to
make our worship count! We've learned that the Old Testament
Hebrew word translated "worship" means "to bow."

The New Testament Greek word translated "worship" means
"to kiss towards." In speaks of expressing what you think and how
you feel about God!

And then the old English word for "worship" can be
translated "worth-ship." In other words .. we praise and honor God
because He is worth it!

He not only demands our worship, He not only delights in
our worship, but He deserves our worship! Revelation 4.11 is a
picture of worship, "You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and
honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they
exist and were created."

Now for some, God's Guidebook of Worship brings
liberation!

Two Sundays ago after the morning worship service .. a man
walked up to me and said, "Pastor, thank you. My worship has
been liberated." Worship becomes alive and vibrant as worshippers
have the freedom to "shout unto the Lord" with "Amens" when their
moved to say "Amen."

Worship becomes dynamic as worshippers have the
freedom to "clap unto the Lord" when their moved to clap!

Worship becomes a platform for introducing people to Jesus
when worshippers express what they think about God and how
they feel about God through their "singing unto the Lord." For the
Psalmist declares in Psalm 40.3, "He has put a new song in my
mouth: Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, and will trust in
the Lord."

How wonderful, how thrilling to know that those lacking a
relationship with the Lord can see us singing unto the Lord .. and
that "many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord."

Now look if you will to one of t ...


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