#1 |What Is Worship ?

We are going to begin our journey of THE WORSHIP LIFE in Week #1 by looking at our own personal perceptions of WORSHIP and explore several ways worship is defined in the Bible. Here are your notes:

THE WORSHIP LIFE // NOTES WEEK 1- WHAT IS WORSHIP

 SECTION 1- Introduction: OUR PERCEPTIONS OF WORSHIP

When you think of WORSHIP what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

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What are the images that come into your mind when you think of WORSHIP? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

SECTION 2- DEFINING WORSHIP

  1. Defining Worship: Old Testament: OT- Hebrew– Shachah (shaw-khaw’) – “to depress, i.e. prostrate (in homage to royalty or God): bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship.”

Examples:

  1.  Gen. 22:5 -Abraham & Isaac
  2. Exodus 34:14- God speaking to Israel thru Moses
  3. Psalm 5:7- David
  4. Isaiah 2:8- People worshiping the work of their own hands

Defining Worship: New Testament

NT- Greek- 

  1. Proskuneo(pros-koo-neh’-o) – “meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand), to fawn or crouch to, homage (do reverence to adore): worship.”  It originally carried with it the idea of subjects falling down to kiss the ground before a king or kiss their feet.
  2. Sebomai/Sebo (seb’-om-ahee) – “to reverence, hold in awe.”  c. Latreuo (lat-ryoo’-o)– “to render religious service of homage.”

Examples of Proskuneo:

  1. Matt. 4:9- Satan talking to Jesus
  2. Luke 4:8 – Jesus response to Satan when He was tempted
  3. John 4: 24- Worship in Spirit & Truth

Example of Sebomai:

  1. Matt. 15:9 – Jesus rebuking the religious leaders (Outward appearance of worship vs. condition of the heart)
  2. Mark 7:7

Examples of Latreuo:

  1. Philipians 3: 3 – Worship God in Spirit
  2. Acts. 7:41-43
  3. Acts 24: 14

SECTION 3- OUR LIVES AS WORSHIP

 Have you ever thought about your life as worship?If so, in what way(s)?

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  1. The sacrifice of your entire being- Romans 12: 1-2
  2. Loving the Lord with everything you are- Matthew 22: 37-38

How do we demonstrate our love to the Father?

  • Obedience – John 15: 9-10 / John 14: 21-2 / 1 John 2: 3-5/ 1 John 5:3/Matt. 7:21
    • Abraham- Genesis 22: 1-19 (v. 12 & 16)
    • Jesus- Mark 14: 32-39 /John 5:30 /John 5:19
      • Loving Others- John 15: 13 /John 13: 34-35/ 1 John 3: 16 /1 John 4: 20-21/*1 John 3:11-15

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