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The Different Parts of Worship part 1
Text: Psalms 57:7 – 11
 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory!
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing to You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens,
And Your truth unto the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.

Introduction – Worship is more than liturgical readings, Hymns, Chorus singing,
Gospel songs, drums, guitars or mood lighting. There are clear points of worship
And over the next two weeks we can learn together ways to help us, 
Worship Our Father:

1.Our Commitment Must Be Firm
A.Psalm 57:7a
 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;

B.Our purpose is Established / I Know Whom I Have Believed

C.Psalm 23:4
 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

D.Proverbs 3:5 – 7 
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil


II. Our Praise Should Be Focused
A.Psalm 57:7b,8,9,11
I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory!
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing to You among the nations
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.

B.Singing, music, acknowledgement on God the Father
C.Not just thanking Him for what He has done for us, 
D.Praise God’s Person, Presence, Patience
E.Psalm 100:1
 Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!

III. Our God’s Plan is Perfect
A.Psalm 57: 10
 10 For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens,
And Your truth unto the clouds.

B.Mercy / Truth

C.Mercy God does not give us what we deserve (daily)
 Lamentations 3:22 -23 
22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.

D.Truth God’s way of freedom

E.John 8: 31 -32
 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

F.Psalm 100:5 
5 For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

Conclusion – You see there are reasons for our singing and testifying together.


The Different Parts of Worship
Part One
June 23, 2019
Worship part 2

Text: Matthew 6:9 – 13
 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Introduction – Worship –“Physical, emotional, spiritual reverence to Almighty God”

I. The Adoration of the Devine – Upward

A. “Our Father in Heaven”

B. Old Testament uses the word Father 14 times to describe God.

C. Jesus uses the word Father 17 times in the Sermon on the Mount alone!

D. Jesus uses the name Father for God 70 plus times in New Testament, a term that defines the close intimate relationship available to Believers today!
E. “Hallowed be Thy Name” is our responsibility to place God in a place sanctified and praised.  
Isaiah 6:1 6
 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple.

F. “Do Not lead us into temptation” help us stay sanctified!!!

II. The Acknowledgement of the Devine – Outward

A. “Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done” looking to react in a Godly way.

B. God reigns in all Believers hearts 

C. “as we forgive our debtors”

D. God’s children are constantly forgiving each other 
Matthew 7: 4 – 5  
4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

III. The Inspiration of the Devine – Inward

A. The three inward worship phrases in the “Lord’s Prayer” are clear request from us to our Father.

1. “give us this day our daily bread” meet today’s needs Oh God.

2. “forgive us our debts’ all wrongs on our account please wipe them clean!

3. “deliver us from the evil one” worship places us not only in a place of praise but it also puts us in a place for future VICTORY!!!!!

B. Psalm 51: 10
 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Conclusion – Let us all Worship God our Father today!!!!!

Worship
part two
June 30, 2019
Being a Blessing
Text: Proverbs 4:18
 18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun,
That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

Introduction – Helping others, edifying the family of God, becoming an asset in big or small ways I think we all wish for that. We can be a Blessing if we try.
 Let’s learn some ways together;

I.Look at Our Own Gifts and Graces

A.We will give account of ourselves 
Romans 14:2 
2 For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables.– 

B.We are responsible to embrace personal victory
Proverbs 4:23
 23 Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life. 

C.We all have God given Gifts 
1 Corinthians 12:1,7, 11 
12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant:
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 
11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.


II. Look at How One can Support and Strengthen

A.Strive to be a good Influence
 Matthew 5:16 
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven  

B.Intentional about our helping others as part of our day
 Philippians 2:3 -4 
 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

C. We are so better together
 Hebrews 10:24 (Amp. Version)
 24 and let us consider [thoughtfully] how we may encourage one another to love and to do good deeds,


III. Look at How Being a Blessing Blesses Us!

A.*A gracious person receives grace
  *A Giving person receives gifts
 Proverbs 11:25 
25 The generous soul will be made rich,
And he who waters will also be watered himself.

  B. As we are a Blessing to others we receive Blessings in a 
  larger portion ourselves. 
2 Corinthians 9:8 – 11
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written:
“He has dispersed abroad,
He has given to the poor;
His righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.

 
Conclusion – Lord Make Me A Blessing!!!!


Being a Blessing
July 14, 2019