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Summary: The first in a three part series that deals with our heart when we come into God’s presence.

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Isaiah 56:7(CEV)

“I will bring them to My holy mountain, where they will celebrate in My house of worship. Their sacrifices and offerings will always be welcome on My altar. Then My house will be known as a house of worship for all nations.”

Worship Is For God’s Benefit

• The focus is God, not you!!!

1 Chronicles 16:29; Psalm 99:5

1 Chronicles 16:29 (NKJV)

Give to the Lord the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness!

Psalm 99:5 (NLT)

Exalt the LORD our God! Bow low before His feet, for He is holy!

Worship Is For God’s Benefit

• The focus is on God, not on us!!!

• We are to worship no other Gods

Exodus 34:14

Exodus 34:14 (CEV)

I demand your complete loyalty – you must not worship any other god!

Worship Is For God’s Benefit

• The focus is on God, not on us!!!

• We are to worship no other Gods –

Exodus 34:14

• When we seek to “get something out of worship” we are taking God’s rightful place…this is idolatry

Worship Is All About Giving

I have sworn by My own name, and I will never go back on My word: Every knee will bow to Me, and every tongue will confess allegiance to My name.

Isaiah 45:23

Worship Is All About Giving

• Giving honor

Psalm 22:23

Psalm 29:1-2

Proverbs 3:9

Proverbs 15:33

Psalm 22:23 (NLT)

Praise the LORD, all you who fear Him! Honor Him, all you descendants of Jacob! Show Him reverence, all you descendents of Israel!

Psalm 29:1-2 (NLT)

A psalm of David. Give honor to the LORD, you angels, give honor to the Lord for His glory and strength. Give honor to the Lord for the glory of His name. Worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness.

Proverbs 3:9 (NLT)

Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces.

Proverbs 15:33 (NLT)

Fear of the LORD teaches a person to be wise, humility precedes honor.

Worship Is All About Giving

• Giving honor

Psalm 22:23

Psalm 29:1-2

Proverbs 3:9

Proverbs 15:33

• Giving reverence

Psalm 2:11

Psalm 19:9a

Psalm 34:9

Psalm 111:10a

Psalm 2:11 (NLT)

Serve the LORD with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 19:9a (NIV)

The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever

Psalm 34:9 (NIV)

Fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing.

Psalm 111:10 (CEV)

Respect and obey the Lord! This is the first step to wisdom and good sense.

Worship Is All About Giving

• Giving honor

Psalm 22:23

Psalm 29:1-2

Proverbs 3:9

Proverbs 15:33

• Giving reverence

Psalm 2:11

Psalm 19:9a

Psalm 34:9

Psalm 111:10a

• Giving glory

Psalm 86:9

Psalm 115:1

1 Corinthians 6:20

Psalm 86:9 (NASB)

All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name.

Psalm 115:1 (NCV)

It does not belong to us, Lord. The glory belongs to You because of Your love and loyalty.

1 Corinthians 6:20 (NASB)

For you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.

Worship Is All About Giving

• Giving honor

Psalm 22:23

Psalm 29:1-2

Proverbs 3:9

Proverbs 15:33

• Giving reverence

Psalm 2:11

Psalm 19:9a


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