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Learning to Worship

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Proverbs 22:6 NKJV
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Ecclesiastes 3:1–8 NIV
1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, 3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, 4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, 5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, 7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, 8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Isaiah 40:31 NIV
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Instead of being a worship leader, be a lead worshiper. Matt Redman

True worship is always a verb

Psalm 134:2 NKJV
2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the Lord.
Psalm 95:1–7 NIV
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. 5 The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. 6 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; 7 for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,

When we come together we need to be ready to have an audience with the King of Kings.

1 Thessalonians 5:16–19 NIV
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit.

Three things to avoid that hinder our worship.

1. Allowing ourselves to be distracted.

2. Staying Offended.

Matthew 6:14–16 NIV
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. 16 “When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

3. Allowing our sin to keep us from worship.

Romans 3:10 NIV
10 As it is written: “There is no one righteous, not even one;

Latreuo - to serve, to ascribe worth to something by serving.

Romans 12:1 NIV
1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Proskuneo - Literally means to kiss the hand of the King.

John 4:23 NIV
23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

There is a call for intimacy between us and God.

Worship is our response, both personal and corporate to God - for who He is and what He’s done! Expressed in and by things we say and the way we live. Louie Giglio

Psalm 34:3 NIV
3 Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.
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