Authentic Worship

  • Rick Teepen
  • Nov 8, 2009

AUTHENTIC WORSHIP + GOD  = HARMONY
 
HARMONY...2 OR MORE PARTS WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE A BETTER WHOLE
 
LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH  DEUTERONONMY 6:5
 
IN ORDER FOR WORSHIP TO BE AUTHENTIC...
 
1. Worship must be God focused
 
2.  Worship must be real....NO HYPOCRACY

YOU HYPOCRITES! ISAIAH WAS RIGHT WHEN HE PROPHESIED ABOUT YOU. THESE PEOPLE HONOR ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEARTS ARE FAR FROM ME. THEY WORSHIP ME IN VAIN.  THEIR TEACHINGS ARE BUT RULES TAUGHT BY MEN.  MATTHEW 15: 7-9

COME, LET US SING FOR JOY TO THE LORD.LET US SHOUT ALOUD TO THE ROCK OF OUR SALVATION. LET US COME BEFORE HIM WITH THANKSGIVING AND EXTOL HIM WITH MUSIC AND SONG.  PSALM 05: 1-2
PRAISE THE LORD. PRAISE GOD IN HIS SANCTUARY: PRAISE HIM IN HIS MIGHTY HEAVENS. PRAISE HIM FOR HIS ACTS OF POWER
PRAISE HIM FOR HIS SURPASSING GREATNESS. PRAISE HIM WITH THE SOUNDING OF THE TRUMPET.
PRAISE HIM WITH THE HARP AND THE LYRE.PRAISE HIM WITH TAMBOURINE AND DANCING,PRAISE HIM WITH THE STRINGS AND FLUTE. PRAISE HIM WITH THE CLASH OF CYMBALS. PRAISE HIM WITH RESOUNDING CYMBALS. LET EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH PRAISE THE LORD. PRAISE THE LORD.     PSALM 150

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3.  Worship must be a way of life
 
4.  Worship must be an attitude
 
G.O.D.  NOT AN ACRONYM FOR GOOD OLD DAYS
 
AUTHENTIC WORSHIP ATTITUDE IS WHEN WE CAN WORSHIP GOD IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
 
EXAMPLES....
 
JOB
NAKED I CAME FROM MY MOTHER'S WOMB, AND NAKED I WILL DEPART.THE LORD GAVE AND THE LORD HAS TAKEN AWAY, MAY THE NAME OF THE LORD BE PRAISED.     JOB 1:21
 
APOSTLE PAUL
I KNOW WHAT IT IS TO BE IN NEED, AND I KNOW WHAT IT IS TO HAVE PLENTY. I HAVE LEARNED THE SECRET OF BEING CONTENT IN ANY AND EVERY SITUATION, WHETHER WELL FED OR HUNGRY, WHETHER IN LIVING IN PLENTY OR IN WANT.   PHILIPPIANS 4:12
 
GIVING MONEY TO THE CHURCH OR TO CHARITY IS AUTHENTIC WORSHIP.
USING OUR GOD GIVEN GIFTS AND TALENTS FOR HIM IS AUTHENTIC WORSHIP.
WE WORSHIP GOD WHEN WE GIVE ALL OF OURSELVES TO HIM.
 
BUT THE HOUR IS COMING AND NOW IS WHEN THE TRUE WORSHIPPERS WILL WORSHIP THE FATHER IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH: FOR THE FATHER IS SEEKING SUCH TO WORSHIP HIM. GOD IS SPIRIT, AND THOSE THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH                  JOHN 4:23-24