Of course, God is always with us. And they were filled with awe and said, 'We have seen incredible things today!'" You can know facts and figures, dates and times, and still not really know the One who loved you first. His desire came from a heart of a worshipper that was saying, "I want to sign up with you for life - not just a chapter of it. The Hebrew word for glory is chabod, which means "God's honor, renown, majesty, weight, and his visible splendor." Please try again. [ read more... ], Mark 14:3-9 Rick Ezell is the pastor of First Baptist Greer, South Carolina. ", The Presence of Worship - free sermon download (PDF). . It was his way of saying I want to become more progressively, more intimately acquainted with the living God. [ read more... ], Isaiah 25:1-4 CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible (Hardcover), Discover the Hope You're Looking for In God's Word, by Rick Ezell on Wednesday, January 01, 2014 at 7:00 AM. Worship The most significant benefit of a worship service is connecting with God. Topic: Psalm 95 depicts the progress into worship, turn with me there for a moment please, Psalm 95. Yes, God told them to build it, BUT is was of no use to God. [ read more... ], Psalms 22:3-3 Topic: Worship is not a motivational seminar to make us feel good about ourselves. The Presence of Worship - Exodus 33 2. Worship I remember the most remarkable thing Moses met with God and had the opportunity to ask him for anything in the universe. ", "The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God, and the church is famishing for want of his presence. [ read more... ], Luke 7:36-39 He was talking about a relationship. And we even start to define excellence and power in worship in terms of the technical distinction of our artistic acts. The Weapon of Worship (2 of 7) by Lenny Ports. Our churches are full of people who know who God is but don't really know him and have never experienced his presence. Worship occurs when people encounter God who loves them and desires a relationship with them. To get to the morning, you got to go through the night. If you’ve laid down your worship, you might just be covering up your victory! For more information, see our Privacy Policy. Luke 5:17-26 records an example of both God's omnipresence and God's revealed presence. Worship The power of God charg­ing the atmosphere of heaven will reach our hearts. View Sermon Background Slides The Bible delights in contrasts. This is the mystery and the miracle of the breakthrough power and presence of God when we worship! Worship Some think that worship is a response after the Holy Spirit moves upon them. Altars in the Bible signify places of worship and sacrifice, and the lives of Bible characters in the Old Testament are often marked by the altars they made. But Luke noticed something more, something different. Going through the motions? In all three of these times that Mary is specifically mentioned to have been in the presence of Jesus, she is at His feet. They understood that their circumstance didn’t change the purpose nor the power of worship. If worship is about encountering the presence of God, a simple question is raised: Isn't God's presence always with us? 1. When Jonah came out of that whale’s belly he wasn’t pretty, but he was free, he was out. The word glory used in this setting is closely related to presence and face. (They probably went to a dead church!) . This is now our fourth message in our series Accessing God's Power. Topic: Find answers to some of the more asked questions. God has given us the power to do more than just suspend our burdens. When was the last time you experienced the presence of God in a worship service? Worship Topic: . Some people have that opportunity. . God's universal presence is a marvelous fact of life. 28:20). It was not just that these gatherings were not interesting; they were not worshipful. But if they said, "I don't care," I'd be crushed – and angry. Yes, God told them to build it, BUT is was of no use to God. Robert Webber, in his book Worship Old and New, says it succinctly that worship is "a meeting between God and his people." . To get to the morning, you got to go through the night. Here are five simple, but life changing actions we need to take to experience God's revealed presence in worship. He wanted God to show up in his life. Moses had a desire for something far deeper, something higher, something beyond himself, something eternal, something spiritual. We're sorry, an error occurred. Praise is a relationship. God has given us the power to do more than just suspend our burdens. We aim to spread the teaching of God’s Word through Christian media with the goal of transforming lives. 33:18). There is a posture and position that comes with real spiritual hunger. By sincerely worshipping Him on a regular basis, you will begin to experience victory in every area of your life (2 Corinthians 2:14). It’s sometimes hard for us to jump right into singing when all we feel like doing is sighing. Worship is simply a response on our part to His love for us. Contents “Prom Night” by Keith Hewitt “The Heavy Lifting” by C. David McKirachan Prom Night by Keith Hewitt 1 Corinthians 6:1-20 Mark Randall, lost in the wailing guitar of Layla, almost missed the knock at his door.“C’mon in,” he said automatically, and reached for the volume on his record player, cranked it down a couple of notches. Yes, Jesus was present - physically he was with them. Now this is where conservative, reserved, Ulster evangelicals have a few lessons to learn! It is an encounter with God. First, Moses asked: "teach me Your ways" (Ex. [ read more... ], Exodus 25:10-16 . Some people think that when they worship God, they are giving something to Him. Rick has earned a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology in preaching from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Worship 18:20) seems to contradict Matthew 28:20 "And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age" (Matt. George Barna surveyed thousands of churchgoing Christians. It does not matter how chatty and interesting the celebrity interviews, how captivating the drama, how stunning the soloist, or how relevant the message. When Jonah came out of that whale’s belly he wasn’t pretty, but he was free, he was out. [ read more... ], Revelation 5:7-14 The power and anointing of the Holy Spirit usually becomes evident, subsequent to a time of worship and praise. God promised Moses: "My presence will go with you" (Exodus 33:14). Leaving the same way you came in? In our excite...[read more], Recognize Isn't it time to let is spread in your church. God dwells close to us when we praise Him. Expect him. Worship "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them" (Matt. What is needed today is an encounter with God. [ read more... ], Job 35:9-10 f The Power of Praise & Worship Over view of The Tabernacle. We long for God because we want to be in his presence. God gave because the people while Moses was on the mountain, desired a physical manifestation of the presence of God. Rick is a consultant, conference leader, communicator, and coach. Worship To get to the joy, you’ve got to go through the weeping. The NIV translates it: "And the power of the Lord was present for him to heal the sick" (Luke 5:17 NIV). Old Testament scholar Terence Fretheim calls it God's "tabernacling presence." (p. 260), Sally Morgenthaler writing in Worship Evangelism says, "[When] Worship services that are not worshipful, people not meeting God, people not being allowed to participate in a worship relationship with God - it is as if the very essence of worship has been quietly removed. Worship and they said, "I don't know," I'd be really disappointed. the mind with the truth of God; to purge the imagination by the beauty of We are in a sermon series called ''Instruments of God'' and our key verse is in Romans 6:13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. Worship, therefore, is not a weekly pep talk to rally the troops and win the contest. Moses was one. With that definition in mind, we don't worship God for what we get out of it, but to give God the honor that is due him, recognizing his worth, his value, his place in our church, and his claim on our lives. Topic: And when we do, like the paralytic, we will forever be changed. Worship Free shipping on books, Bibles, gifts, VBS and Church Supplies of $50 or more. 7 Are You not our God, who drove out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel, and gave it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever? Not just mine, Not just on Tuesday mornings, Not just on Sundays But He inhabits YOUR praises at home, at work, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, and any other mundane task Every time you praise Him, Every time you worship Him, He is there to meet your needs. Topic: Created for Worship: Sermon 1: God at worship? Worship leader and composer Marty Nystrom observes: "I do a lot of traveling and witnessing on airplanes. Worship God seeks those that will worship both in Spirit and in Truth. 23. It is not an idle phrase, an empty platitude. [ read more... ], Revelation 5:7-14 We'd love to hear from you. Although I felt out of place going to a Spirit-filled prayer meeting, I was desperately hungry for God’s power. 11 Page f The Power of Praise & Worship DAVID UNDERSTOOD THE POWER OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP 2 Samuel 6:20-22, Then David returned to bless his household. This extra glimpse of God we crave; we want. He lives there. Worship is not the Christian alternative to a Saturday night rock concert or a Beethoven symphony. I want to walk into eternity with you." Worship The Amplified Bible translates it this way: "Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You [progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly] and that I may find favor in Your sight" (Ex. Moses wanted to behold God face to face. And it was his revealed presence that caused everyone to be "astounded, and they were giving glory to God. Topic: Worship is an offering of our best selves, our real selves, to God. He noticed a power, Jesus' manifested presence that was in attendance, too. [ read more... ], Habakkuk 3:17-19 [ read more... ], Matthew 12:18-21 We need to feel it, to sense it, to experience it, to taste it, and to touch it. Simply stated worship is declaring the worth of God. [ read more... ], Luke 7:36-39 He is the only one worthy of worship, the only ones truly worthy of worshipping Him are those who have come out of great tribulation, and yet CHOOSE by FAITH to continue loving and serving Him. There is nothing that escapes His attention. Genesis 37:1-19 In all three of these times that Mary is specifically mentioned to have been in the presence of Jesus, she is at His feet. Worship does not lead to an encounter with God. It doesn’t matter what your problem is, Jesus is the Answer! purpose of God. We see a rich picture of what worship looks like in the sixth chapter of Isaiah. True, life-changing encounters with the living God are missing from many of our churches. Worship It is that presence of God that we long for in worship. Topic: [ read more... ], 2 Chronicles 20:15-22 The Presence of Worship - Exodus 33 2. The world needs this transforming grace. There is a posture and position that comes with real spiritual hunger. 2) Our worship involves giving – NOT getting. That is the presence we long for in worship. In our last study, we looked at The Power of the Name of Jesus. Worship 24. Praise is contagious. Praise invites His presence. [ read more... ], 1 Samuel 21:8-9 Topic: [ read more... ], Acts 16:24-26 Topic: Psalm 81:10 says, “I am the Lord, YOUR God . Praise and worship breaks yokes and brings deliverance. He looks for it. [ read more... ], Psalms 137:2-2 [ read more... ], Habakkuk 3:17-19 It is that presence of God that we long for in worship. Let me close with two observations regarding experiencing God's presence in worship. . What is failure? So far we've looked at the power of the name of Jesus, the power of praise and worship, and the power of the blood of Jesus. In doing so, we humble and submit ourselves to His will, we invite His presence into our lives, and we unleash the power that worship has to be a … Want to get in touch? Worship is not an activity that is confined to the expression of music. If you could ask God for anything, what would it be? "God teaches that w… Topic: When we worship, we affirm the truth of God’s Word, and it is being rooted deep in our hearts. There is nothing that escapes His attention. When something is poured out of your heart to Jesus in appreciation it becomes a PRAISE. Topic: And little by little the focus shifts off the utter indispensability of the Lord himself onto the quality of our performances. In fact, that is one of the most powerful aspects of the Word in that it will take something that may be negative and turn and oppose it with something positive and powerful. Complete the sentence by circling the right ...[read more], If you are in bi-vocational ministry and have a family then your family is also in bi-vocational ministry. Read Experiencing God's Power through Praise from Christian radio ministry Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Moses wasn't interested in God's ways just because he desired information. Is the preaching a suitable offering to the Lord? No event is too great, or too insignificant to avoid His scrutiny. Worship He didn't just want the facts he wanted God. The Protocol of Worship - Psalm 100 Scriptures: Psalm 40:3; John 12:32 Sometimes we do not feel like praising God but we should press through to offer Him a sacrifice of praise. If you’ve laid down your worship, you might just be covering up your victory! Topic: Open yourself up to new manifestations of God's presence. Worship Voddie Baucham The Power Of Our Worship The Preparation of Worship - Ecclesiastes 5 3. The word worship comes from the old English word that means "worthship." If your're discouraged, this message is to get you to worship your way out of the discouragement. Moses had two requests. No event is too great, or too insignificant to avoid His scrutiny. Topic: 4. He wanted a visible encounter with the living God. Worship Worship The Power of Worship & Praise Taught by Sandy Harless God inhabits our praises! Worship It allows God to know that we trust Him to take us through every trial and situation, regardless how impossible the case may seem. [ read more... ], Psalms 30:1-5 Worship .' This model sermon explains that while we always live in God's omnipresence when we worship we experience his revealed presence. The Bible says in Psalm 22:3 that He actually lives and dwells in our praises. . It doesn’t matter what your problem is, Jesus is the Answer! We are told in Testimonies, volume 5. page 609, that meetings for worship "should be pervaded with the very atmosphere of heaven." It ought to matter to a son what a father regards as ultimately important. What we ask for says a lot about ourselves. Topic: [ read more... ], 2 Chronicles 20:15-22 This is the second message in our series on Accessing God's Power. Paul and Silas understood the power of worship. This would lift us out of our pitiful narrowness and cause our hearts to be enlarged. La Mar Boschman calls this type of presence "the revealed presence of God . Jesus was there - omnipresence - in the midst of this crowd that had come to hear him teach. 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