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A Lifestyle of Worship

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Looking at 5 questions to help define what is a Lifestyle of Worship.
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1. What is Worship?

1: to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power

2: to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion

Biblical Worship -Godly worship

Worship. Expression of reverence and adoration of God.

Heb word for worship

7812. שָׁחָה shâchâh, shaw-khaw´; a prim. root; to depress, i.e. prostrate (espec. reflex. in homage to royalty or God):—bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship.

Greek word for worship

4352. προσκυνέω prŏskunĕō, pros-koo-neh´-o; from 4314 and a prob. der. of 2965 (mean. to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand); to fawn or crouch to, i.e. (lit. or fig.) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore):—worship.

To the Jew, worship was the idea of prayer & sacrifice
Abraham -the first time that worship is used
Genesis 22:5 NKJV
And Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”
This involved great sacrifice, obedience & faith
David is known as a worshipper because of his psalms, Solomon -dedicated the temple with worship -and it included sacrificing 120,000 sheep!
Worship is the idea of turning to God
It can be the natural response when seeing God for who he really is.
1 Corinthians 10:31–32 KJV 1900
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV 1900
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
I cor 1
It is the natural response when seeing God for who he really is.
We all worship something or someone
We don’t worship because of head knowledge we worship because of revelation.

2. What did Jesus say about worship?

Jesus defines true worship in
John 4:23–24 KJV 1900
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 4:23
The Jews and Samaritians had a head knowledge that they were supposed to worship. They went through the formalities, but that is not what God wanted
Jesus defines vain (worthless) worship
Matthew 15:7–9 KJV 1900
Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Teachings and lifestyles that focus on making people look good, but the heart is not engaged.

3. What are things that can remind us to maintain a lifestyle of worship?

Having God’s word in our heart
Psalm 119:9–11 KJV 1900
BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word. With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, That I might not sin against thee.
Psalm 119:11 KJV 1900
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, That I might not sin against thee.
Interesting that he did not say “mind” but “heart”
He sought the Lord with his whole heart -the core of who he was
The word “hid” has the idea of protect and esteem
2. Displaying scripture or truth from God’s word
Deuteronomy 11:16–20 KJV 1900
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; And then the Lord’s wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you. Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
Is there scripture in your house? In your vehicle? At your office?

4. What is worship to us as New Covenant believers?

It is doing everything to glorify God
1 Corinthians 10:31–32 KJV 1900
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
Romans 12:1–2 KJV 1900
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
In the New Covenant, we do not bring an animal to sacrifice, instead we bring ourselves
1 Corinthians 10:31–32 KJV 1900
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:
Romans 12:1–2 KJV 1900
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
The term “worship service” is never mentioned in the Bible but this is the definition -dying to our selfish ways and instead presenting ourselves in service to God
Don’t think like a person who hasn’t encountered Christ, let your mind be renewed by the washing of the water of the Word.
“Not my will, but your will be done”
Paul goes on to define this “Lifestyle of Worship” particularly in verses 9-21
Don’t see these as a list of commands -rather these are like sign posts telling us whether we encountered the Lord -fruit of the Spirit of God will then be evident in our life
In Paul deals with specific problems that the church as dealing with -things that were causing problems in their corporate worship. Instead of harmony in their worship, there was strife.
There are times we need to be fully persuaded in our own mind -and be ok with our differences
There are times that we need to not do everything we feel we have the right to do -because we love each other so much that we do what it takes to not grieve our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Maybe this will be a temporary sacrifice. How long are we willing to sacrifice our “rights” for the benefit of someone else?
It is interesting that Paul didn’t rebuke those who were being “religious”
One of Paul’s closing thoughts on this subject is in
The kingdom is not about freedom of our rights but
doing what is right,
living in peace and
joy as we are in the Holy Spirit -this is lifestyle worship.
Paul deals with this same subject in
In his closing about this subject, his one thought is “whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” -and this is how we worship God in our life.
1 Corinthians 10:31–32 KJV 1900
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

We don’t worship because of head knowledge we worship because of revelation.

5. What are the signs of an encounter with God -that we received a revelation from God -that we experienced his tangible presence?

Well, it depends :)
But let’s look at a few verses
Ps
Psalm 16:11 KJV 1900
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: In thy presence is fulness of joy; At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Are you being led in a path of life?
Are experiencing the fulness of joy?
Have you experienced His pleasure of you?
If so -you have experienced His presence…it will change you…you will never be the same
Exodus 34:6–7 KJV 1900
And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
Ex 34:6-7
Has he shown you His mercy -His graciousness?
Is it good to seek for his presence and his power?
Paul’s prayer
Ephesians 1:15–19 KJV 1900
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:15-
We worship with our whole being because of the revelation of God in our heart -in our spirit
Let’s worship through the sacrifice of our will, through the sacrifice of our life!
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