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True Worship:   What is true Worship?

Great Messages
on Worship

Family Worship
by Arthur W. Pink

Heavenly Worship
by Charles H. Spurgeon

Of the Object of Worship
by John Gill

A Call to Worship
by Charles H. Spurgeon

The Lord's Day
by Archibald Alexander

Worship Scriptures  (KJV Bible)

True Worship

"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth."
(John 4:24)

When asked, "what is the one thing God desires most from His people",
Smith Wigglesworth responded with just one word, "Worship."

Word Definition:   Worship

Webster's Dictionary
To reverance, homage, and adore. To exalt, deify, revere and venerate. To admire excessively by devotion, to idolize.

Strong's Concordence
#4352 proskuneo (pros-koo-neh'-o); (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master's hand); to fawn or crouch to, i.e. (literally or figuratively) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to, adore)

In Spirit and in Truth

Worshipping God "in spirit and in truth" means with reverence, attentiveness, with an knowledge of what we are doing and having the right purpose of honoring God. "...let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire." (Hebrews 12:28-29). Our worship must be to the glory of God. "For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." (1 Corinthians 6:20)

To worship God in spirit and in truth, we must take time before worship to make ready our hearts and emotions so we will be in the proper frame of mind. We should never rush into worship, rather come with our hearts in a worshipful attitude and spirit. We must come before God ready, attentive, and open to the leadership of His Spirit.

Great reverence and respect to God will open the channel to true worship, we will not then be indifferent or take lightly that which should be considered serious. Worship to God is holy in the utmost, therefore our whole character in worship must be holy towards God. "Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:" (1 Peter 1:16-17). True worship requires an active participation with a heart filled with love and devotion to God.

Reverence is not having a glazed look, folded hands, or a great pretense of piety, but rather a simple, humble love for God. True worship is a time of genuine thanks, adoration, love, praying, and singing praises to God, reading His word, and proclaiming Christ to the world. Worship is an every day attitude towards God in thought, motivation, and in action.

True worship is a lifestyle of heartfelt love, devotion and passion for God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."   Romans 12:1

God's Word is full of great examples of various forms of true worship to God:

Glorify God     Psalms 29:2, I Chronicles 16:2

Exalt God     Psalms 99:5, Deuteronomy 10:17

Praise God     Psalms 22:3, Psalms 8,19,23,46,95,100,150

Honor God     I Samuel 2:30

Reverence for God     Psalms 95:6, Nehemiah 8:6, Hebrews 5:7

Bless God     Psalms 100:4, Psalms 31:21, Nehemiah 8:6

Give Thanks to God     Psalms 100:4, I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice & Joy in God     Philippians 4:4, I Thes. 5:16-18, II Corinthians 6:4-10

Verbal Testimony     Nehemiah 8:6, Psalms 66:16-20

Remember the Acts of God     Psalms 150:2, Deuteronomy 5:15

Songs of Worship     Psalms 100:2, Psalms 66:4

Worship Music     Psalms 100:1, Psalms 150:3-5

Lift Up Hands     Nehemiah 8:6, Psalms 63:4

Reverently Read the Word     Nehemiah 8:3,5, Psalms 19:7-11

Serve God with a Right Heart     Psalms 100:2, Colossians 3:23

Seek to Know God     Psalms 63:1-4, James 4:8, Psalm 84:1-2, Philippians 3:7-11

Humble Yourself Before God     II Chronicles 7:14, Exodus 33:13, I Peter 5:6

Support God's Work     Psalms 66:13-15, Malachi 3

Honor the Sabbath Day     Nehemiah 8:9, Exodus 20:8-11

Celebrate the Lord     Nehemiah 8:10, Luke 2:10

Walk in Obedience     Psalms 101:1-3, I John 5:3, John 14:15

Jesus our First Love     Revelation 2:1-4

Surrender unto God     Matthew 16:24-25, Romans 12:1-2, Luke 9:23

Give Your Life to God     John 15:13-15, Galatians 2:20, Philippians 1:21

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