Summary: From a series dealing with our mission statement "LOVE like Christ" E=exalting our God. Exploring worship in all we do
L.O.V.E. Like Christ . .
in Exalting our God
January 29, 2006 Jay Robison Deuteronomy 6:12-18
Deuteronomy 6 children of Israel entering into promised land
It was culmination of a miracle from slavery to promised land
But be careful! Do not forget the LORD vs 12 NCV
Forget God? How can we do that? Purpose to worship
Exalting=Worship which means WORTH-SHIP Old English
we engage our mind, emotions, & will
to gratefully acknowledge the worth of our God.
No other human activity as lofty as that of adoring God.
Worship is a verb active, how do we do it? In addition to Singing praying preaching reading, Bible says worship by; Sitting, I Chronicles 17:16 Standing, Psalm 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. NKJV
Walking, Psalm 48:12
Dancing, Psalm 149:3 Let them praise his name w\dancing,
making melody to him with tambourine and lyre.
II Sam 6:16 As ark of LORD came into city of David
Michal saw King David leaping\dancing before LORD
Leaping Acts 3:8 crippled man who Jesus healed walking
leaping and praising God
Eyes up, Psalm 123:1
Eyes down, Luke 18:13 “The tax collector, standing at a
distance, would not even look up to heaven. But he beat on
his chest because he was so sad. He said, ‘God, have mercy
on me, a sinner.’
Bowing, & Kneeling, Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship & bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
Face down, Revelation 7:11 All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders & the four living creatures, & they fell on their faces before the throne & worshiped God, Clapping, Psalm 47:1 , clap your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph! NKJV
Lifting hands, Psalm 63:4 So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
Sitting, I Chron 17:16; Standing, Ps 33:8; Walking, Ps 48:12 ;
Bowing, and Kneeling, Psalm 95:6; Face down, Rev 7:11;
In all these focus was on God not the people
They were drawn into relationship w\God
& expressed their love for God
Worship is an interaction between people and God
Choose real God to worship but real people as well
Used to say: ecclesia reformata et semper reformanda. Latin
“The Church is reformed & always needing to be reformed.”
Never get it right. Respond to new waves of God’s spirit
Form for worship
The LORD your God you shall fear; him you shall serve,
and by his name alone you shall swear. Vs 13 NRSV
3 Components of Worship\Exalting God above expressions
Of worship Different
1. FEAR OF GOD
What does it mean to fear God?
Do we have to be afraid of God as a tyrant?
Quaking because he may haul off and smack us
Is God capricious unreasonable, unruly?
William Temple British preacher worship is to quicken the conscience by the Holiness of God; to feed the mind w\the truth of God; to purge the imagination by the beauty of God;
to open the heart to the love of God; to devote the will to the purpose of God.