Once More With Feeling: Worship

Worship: honoring God with our lives and expressing our love and affection for Him.

“Worship is the full-life response — head, heart, and hands — to who God is and what He has done.” ~ Chris Collins

True worship starts internally…
…but is expressed externally.

“You can do as many deeds as you want and go to as many church services as you want and never be worshiping if it is all external and nothing is happening in your heart toward God. All true worship is in essence a matter of the heart. It is more, but it is not less.” ~ John Piper

Barak (baw-rak’) bless, kneel or bow
Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Tehillah (teh-hil-law’) – praise or adoration
Psalm 34:1 “I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”

Halal (haw-lal’)– boast about, rave about
Psalm 34:2 “My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad.”

Todah (to-daw’) – give thanks
Psalm 42:4 “These things I remember, as I pour out my soul…with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival.”

Shabach (shaw-bakh’) – commend him loudly (raise your voice)
Psalm 63:3 “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”

Yadah (yaw-daw’) – raise your hands
Psalm 42:5 “Why are you cast down, O my soul…? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

Zamar (zaw-mar’) – make music in praise of God
Psalm 27:6 “I will sing and make melody to the LORD.”

Once More With Feeling: Forgiveness

Forgiveness is choosing not to hold it against someone when they do you wrong.

Remember You have been Forgiven.
Psalm 103:8-12
1 John 1:9
Question: Is there something you need to be forgiven of?
Resolve to Forgive as God Forgave You.
Matthew 18:21-35
Matthew 6:14-15
Question: Is there someone you need to forgive?
Remind Yourself to Let This Go
Luke 17:5-6
Question: Is there bitterness you need to let go of?