Preparing for True Worship Psalm 100 Worship Expression

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Preparing for True Worship Psalm 100

Preparing for True Worship Psalm 100

Worship • Expression of honor, adoration and praise to God • Avoid vain 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. 2

Worship • Worship is less than joyful to some Christians – Chronically late or

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” 3

Worship: Reverent adoration, homage • proskuneo: “To kiss the hand towards; ” make obeisance,

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 4

Worship is… • NOT a spectator sport (to observe while others do things) –

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

Mind Set of True Worship: “In Spirit” • True worship is in SPIRIT, John

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: 6

Helpful Environment for True Worship • Reverent setting, Heb. 12: 28; Psa. 89: 7

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 7

Helpful Environment for True Worship • Setting that is decent & orderly, 1 Cor.

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) 8

Never Let Worship Become Commonplace • Do not take it for granted…displays a lack

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 9

True Worship Psalm 100 • Time of joy and gladness • Time for thanksgiving

True Worship Psalm 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 10