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Worship Passionately

By September 14, 2014December 15th, 2014Core Values Series, Sermon Series Pre-Campaign)

Q: What is worship?

A: “Worship is the believer’s response of all that they are – mind, emotions, will, body – to what God is and says and does.” – Warren Wiersbe

worship – From the Old English “weorthscipe” – “weorth” – worthy, worth + “-scipe”, “-ship”
1. Reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power also : an act of expressing such reverence
2. A form of religious practice with its creed and ritual

חוה (chavah) – bow down be prostrate before

עבד (abad) – to serve, honor, work for someone, accomplish

προσκυνέω (proskyneō) – to express in attitude or gesture one’s complete dependence on or submission to a high authority figure; (fall down and) worship, do obeisance to, prostrate oneself before, do reverence to, welcome respectfully

λατρεύω (latreuō) – the carrying out of religious duties; serve

John 4:23-24

Q: Where should we worship?

A: Anywhere (John 4:21)

Q: How should we worship?

A: In spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24)

  • In the supernatural life we have in our spirit and through the Holy Spirit
  • In light of Jesus as the “truth”

Q: Who should we worship?

A: God alone (John 4:23; cf. Exodus 20:3-4; Matthew 28:17)

Q: What are some barriers to worship?

A: Pride, Time, Stuff, Comfort, Misplaced Passions