Praise and Worship — Lesson #11

PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING

LESSON 11

PRAISE AND WORSHIP

In these days, God is restoring praise and worship to the Church. Many passages of Scripture refer to these two topics. In this reason, praise and worship are the center of much conversation and study within the Church. The days are past when we took for granted, that our praise and worship were accepted by God. Now, the Church is searching and studying the Word of God in an effort to find out what God does accept as praise and worship.

(1)    WHAT ARE PRAISE AND WORSHIP?

A.   Praise – Often, praise and thanksgiving go hand-in-hand.

Thanksgiving arises from our desire to how appreciation for the goodness of God and the gifts He bestows upon us. Praise stems from the desire to love and extol God for Who He Is, rather than what He does.

B.    Worship – In the Hebrew language, it means to “bow yourself down in adoring contemplation of God”. Worship involves devotion, reverence, adoration, respect, and honor.

(2)   IS IT IMPORTANT THAT WE PRAISE AND WORSHIP THE LORD?

 

YES!

A.   The Importance Of Praise:

1.   This is how we come into His presence (Psalms 100:4). 2.   God inhabits the praise of His people (Psalms 22:3). 3.   It is pleasing to God (Psalms 69:30-31). 4.   God requires it as our sacrifice to Him (Hebrews 13:15).

B.   The Importance Of Worship:

1. The Word of God expresses God’s desire for us to worship Him (Psalms 45:11); (86:9); (95:6).

2.   Satan realized and valued the importance of worship. When he tempted Jesus, he endeavored to get Jesus to worship him in exchange for the kingdoms of the world (Matthew 4); (Luke 4).

(3)    WHY DO WE PRAISE THE LORD?

A.   It is a command (Psalms 81:1-5).

B.  It is comely (Psalms 33:1).

C.  It is pleasant (Psalms 135:3).

D.  It is good (Psalms 54:6); (92:1).

E.  God is worthy (Psalms 18:3); (48:1).

F.   It assures us of the abiding presence of the Lord (Psalms 89:15).

G.  We were created for this purpose (Psalms 102:18).

(4)    WHAT DOES PRAISE ACCOMPLISH? A.  Opens a line of communication (Psalms 68:32-33).

B.   Purification (Proverbs 27:21); (17:3).

C.  Glorifies the Lord (Psalms 50:23).   D.  Deliverance (Psalms 42:5).

E.  Healing (Psalms 42:11).

(5)    HOW ARE WE TO WORSHIP THE LORD?

A.  In Spirit (John 4:20-26); (Philippians 3:3). B. In Truth (John 4:24); (8:32); (17:17). C.   In the Beauty of Holiness (I Chronicles 16:29); (Psalms 29:2); (96:9). D.   In the Fear of the Lord (Psalms 5:7);(Deuteronomy 10:12).

(6)    WHEN DO WE PRAISE AND WORSHIP THE LORD?

 

A.   Continually (Psalms 71:6);(35:28);(34:1). B.   Day-By-Day (II Chronicles 30:21). C.   In Everything (I Thessalonians 5:18); (Ephesians 5:19-20).

(7)    IN WHAT WAYS CAN WE PRAISE AND WORSHIP THE LORD?

A.   In Song (Psalms 28:7); (40:3). 1.   In the Spirit. 2.   With understanding (I Corinthians 14:14-15).

B.   In the Dance (Psalms 150:4). C.   On the Instruments (Psalms 33:2); (150:3-5). D.   By Lifting our Hands (Psalms 63:3-4); (134:2). E.   By Clapping our Hands (Psalms 47:1).

(8)    WHERE ARE WE TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP THE LORD? A.  In our Home (Psalms 42:8); (149:5). B.  In the Assembly (Psalms 22:22); (35:18); (111:1). C. In the Presence of Non-Believers (Psalms 40:3);(126:2);(Acts 2:46-47).

(9)    WHO ARE SOME BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF WORSHIPPERS? A.   Joshua (Joshua 5:14). B.   Gideon (Judges 7:15). C.   David (II Samuel 12:20); (I Chronicles 11:16-21). D.   Israel (II Chronicles 7:3); (Nehemiah 8:6).

God desires the praises of His people. When we learn to praise God, we take our eyes off of ourselves and our praises usher us into His presence. Only in His presence can we worship Him. The people of God are a spiritual house whose purpose is to show forth the praises of God (I Peter 2:9).

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PRINCIPLES OF KINGDOM LIVING

LESSON 11—STUDY SHEET

PRAISE AND WORSHIP

 

Please fill in the blanks and bring this sheet to the next class.

1.   The days are past when we took for granted that our praise and worship were accepted by God. Now, the Church is searching and studying the ________________ in an effort to find out what God does accept as praise and worship.

2.     ___________________ stems from the desire to love and extol God for who He

is, rather than what He does.

3.     ______________ involves devotion, reverence, adoration, respect, and honor.

4.    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise: be

 

____________________ unto him and bless His Name. Psalms 100:4

  1. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the ________________________ of Israel. (Psalms 22:3)
  2. Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to ___________________ continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

7.   Psalms 33:1 Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is ___________________ for the upright.

8.    What are four ways you can worship the Lord? ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________

9.   When we learn to praise God, we take our __________________________ Off of

_____________________________ and our praises usher us into His presence.

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About drgeorgewatkins

"That the Kingdom of God will rule ,with power, on earth as it rules in Heaven." My life time quest. G.W. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Rev. George Watkins pastored Christian Life World Outreach and Training Center in Mount Vernon, Washington for 29 years. He is director of George Watkins Ministries a.k.a. WORLDNet Ministries and has ministered through radio broadcasting, audio tape ministry, and a correspondence Bible course reaching into many countries of the world. Ministry teams have traveled with him to over twenty nations, working with local missionaries to establish churches, and conduct crusades and pastors’ seminars. George Watkins has authored several books: Women in Today’s Church, a scriptural insight into God’s intentions for both men and women to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ; Five Key Secrets to Long Life and Divine Health concerning God’s supernatural protection and promises to those who obey Him; and Staying Free, a mini-book used as a guide to maintaining freedom once delivered from the bondages of satan; Ask The Boy: stories through the eyes of those who were healed by the hands of Jesus. The Wisest Man I Have Ever Known: stories and parables teaching the truths of God’s word, as well as other teaching manuals. George Watkins has been active in the ministry for many years. He has a strong ministry to the local church as a seasoned veteran with his rich background as a pastor and evangelist. Many churches draw from his experience and consider him to be an integral part of their own ministries. His ministry is a blend of humor and straight forward teaching based on the belief that God means what He says, that His Word applies to our everyday, practical lives, and that it has power to make us whole in mind, body and soul. Rev. Watkins believes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are to be used by every believer. He believes that using these spiritual tools will bring freedom to those in bondage. Rev. Watkins believes this is the age of the supernatural and will prove to be the Church’s finest hour. His vision is to equip the Body of Christ to fulfill the Great Commission, making disciples of all nations. He has a unique ability to challenge the hearer to “sell out” to God, by faith, to fulfill God’s personal plan for your destiny. George and Arlis live in Mount Vernon, WA and are the parents of three adult children: Tony, Tiffany and Corbin.
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