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Worship

Psalms 145:3 NIV
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.

Worship = Value
Worship happens everywhere all day long!
Origin: Old English word – Worthship – worthiness of the one receiving honor

When God is not greatly praised, it is only because we don’t think He is that great of a God

 

Excuses for NOT Worshiping

1.I don’t like to worship like y’all do at grace

Hebrew Words for Worship
1.YADAH - yaw-daw – to worship with the extended hand. The giving of oneself in worship and adoration. To lift your hands unto the Lord. It carries the meaning of absolute surrender as a young child does         to a parent - "pick me up, I'm all yours".
Scriptures: Psalms 9:1, 28:7, Psalms 33:2, 42:5,11, 49:18,

2.TEHILLAH -teh-hil-law- to sing, to laud. A spontaneous new song. Singing from a melody in your heart by adding words to it. This refers to a special kind of singing-it is singing unprepared, unrehearsed songs. Brings tremendous unity to the body of Christ. Singing straight to God. It is the praise that God inhabits (sits enthroned on)(Psalm 22:3) God manifests Himself in the midst of exuberant singing.
Scriptures: Psalms 22:3, 34:1, 40:3, 66:2, 2 Chronicles 20:22  

3.BARAK - baw-rak - To kneel or to bow. To give reverence to God as an act of adoration. It implies to continually consciously giving place to God. There is a sense of kneeling and blessing God as an act of adoration in the word BARAK. Physical application - To bow, kneel or to do this with the intent in my heart that He is my KING and I yield to HIM. I am acknowledging Him as KING and GOD.
Scriptures: Psalms 103

4.HALAL - haw-lal; to shine; hence, to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively, to celebrate; (this word appears over 110 times in the OT)  
Scripture: 1 Chron. 16:4, 23:5,30, 25:3, 29:13, Neh. 12:24:

5.SHABACH- shaw-bak - to address in a loud tone, a loud adoration, a shout! Proclaim with a loud voice, unashamed, the GLORY, TRIUMPH, POWER, MERCY, LOVE OF GOD. The phrase "shout unto the Lord" can be understood as the action of SHABACH. It is not just being loud. You should have the attitude of putting your whole being into it, an attitude of being totally uninhibited.
Scripture: Psalm 117:1, 63:3-4

2.I don’t like this song/I don’t like that kind of music

1.I can honestly say that I have NEVER been in a worship service where every song fit my favorite kind of music
2. Do you believe that your worship leader at your church only picks songs that they like to play?
3. What does your worship look like? Is it just when you like the song? Is your worship all about God and what He likes?

3.I don’t like the volume

-It’s too loud
-It’s too quiet
A mature Christian can worship if it is too loud or too quiet
I am not here to worship my opinion, but to worship God

4.(Men) I don’t worship like that, cuz I’m a man!!

1. We are the loudest, craziest worshippers in the WORLD!
2. REAL MEN WORSHIP GOD!!
3. Be a part of the winning team!!

Truth for NOT Worshiping

1.Too prideful
2.Too selfish
3.Too “shy” 

Psalms 22:3 (Paraphrase)
He inhabits the praises of His people!!

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