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Essentials - Worship

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
March 20, 2021

Essentials – Worship
Pastor Charlie Riley
March 20, 2021


Worth – Shipped

Triune Nature of Worship
Thanksgiving – Praise – Worship

Distinct In Function But One In Purpose

Thanksgiving – The Act Of Giving Thanks, Gratitude

*Colossians 2:6-7 *
6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

Psalms 100:1-4
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
2 Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

A Thankful Heart ALWAYS Births A Praising Heart

Ps 150:1-6
Praise the Lord!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
2 Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness!
3 Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
4 Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
5 Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

English – Praise

Hebrew Includes 7 Words
Hallal – to shine, to rave, to boast, to celebrate, to be clamorously foolish
Yadah – To praise by extending or lifting the hands
Towdah – Extending your hands in thanksgiving and in anticipation of receiving
something that you don’t yet possess
Shabach – To praise with a loud voice
Barak – To kneel down bless as an act of adoration
Zamar – To praise God though the playing of musical instruments
Tehillah – to sing or chant wither in a structured form such as a hymn or a worship song
or in a spontaneous non-structured fashion

Greek “doxa” – to honor, renown, glory splendor, an especially divine quality, the unspoken manifestation of God
-exercising personal opinion which determines value

Praise Is Never Passive
and Always Active

Worship – A Feeling of Deep Respect or Devotion

John 4:23-24
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

It’s Not A Lip Service
It’s a Heart’s Purpose

What Does Worship Do?
(Thanksgiving, Praise and Worship)

1. Changes Me, By Focusing Me

Psalms 68:1
Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered;
Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.

2. Defeats The Enemy

2 Chronicles 20
Jehoshaphat Army

2 Chronicles 20:21-25
21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the Lord, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the Lord, For His mercy endures forever.” 22 Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 23 For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. 24 So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped.25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.

Psalms 149:5-9
Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the written judgment—
This honor have all His saints.

Psalms 149:5-9 (Message Bible)
Let true lovers break out in praise, sing out from wherever they’re sitting, Shout the high praises of God, brandish their swords in the wild sword-dance— A portent of vengeance on the God-defying nations, a signal that punishment’s coming, Their kings chained and hauled off to jail, their leaders behind bars for good, The judgment on them carried out to the letter —and all who love God in the seat of honor! Hallelujah!

3. God’s Presence and Power Can Be Experienced and Demonstrated In My Life

What Is The Greatest Enemy of Worship?

Judges 1:1-2
Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, “Who shall be first to go up for us against the Canaanites to fight against them?” 2 And the Lord said, “Judah shall go up. Indeed I have delivered the land into his hand.”

Acts 16:23-26
23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.

Praise Went Before The Problem

Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!

The Happiest Book In The Bible Under The Worst Circumstances
Joy- Rejoice- Rejoicing
Appears 17 Times In 4 Chapters

Psalms 34:1-4
I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the Lord;
The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
3 Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
And let us exalt His name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.

We Must Live By “Praise” or by “Problem”