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Time Out For Worship (4 of 7)
Series: Company of the Committed: 7 Traits of Highly Effective Christians
Dr. Larry Osborne
THE HEART OF WORSHIP
Giving God His Due - Taking time out to honor God as God.
TWO SIDES OF WORSHIP
Personal worship and corporate worship.
Romans 12:1-2/ Hebrews 10:24-25
OF WORSHIP What God Wants and What God Despises
God wants us to worship Him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:23-24 and Matthew 15:8-9/ 1 Samuel 16:7 and 15:22/ Romans 1:18-32, John 8:31-32 and 17:17
FOUR ACTS OF WORSHIP And What They Do For Our Relationship With God
1. PRAISE: Reminds me who God is.
Psalm 150/ Proverbs 1:7/ Hebrews 11:6
- A God who should be feared and can be trusted!
2. THANKSGIVING: Reminds me what God has done.
Psalm 100:3-4/ 1 Thessalonians 5:18/ Philippians 4:6-7
- I fear the future when I forget the past.
3. LISTENING: Reveals God's truth and will for my life.
Ecclesiastes 5:1-2/ James 1:22/ Acts 2:42
4. SACRIFICE: Realigns my priorities.
Romans 12:1-2/ Hebrews 13:15-16/ Matthew 6:19-21
TAKING IT HOME
1. People worship God in a variety of ways. Below are some examples of various paths of worship. Read the statements below and circle any and all the descriptions that seem to fit you.
• I worship God best outside in the middle of His creation. Everything He made points me to Him.
• I worship God creatively. I appreciate a worship service that involves all of my senses.
• I worship God by engaging my mind, studying and being stretched intellectually.
• I worship God best in a more traditional setting. I love the rich meaning behind religious ceremony, symbols and unchanging structures.
• I worship God best in solitude and simplicity. I like to draw away by myself.
• I worship God by working hard to make the world a better place. Worship and service go hand in hand.
• I worship God while I am caring for others and meeting needs.
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