• The Bible teaches that…
  • I was formed for God’s family.
  • My Purpose: Engage in real __________________ with God’s family.
  • I was shaped for serving God.
  • My Purpose: Perform real ________________ in real life.
  • I was created to be like Christ & accomplish His mission.
  • My Purpose: Model ___________________ & make ______________.
  • I was planned for God’s pleasure.
  • Your Purpose: Genuinely and biblically ______________ God.
WHAT IS WORSHIP?  WORSHIP = __________________

…a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. Matthew 26:7-8 (NIV)

Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. John 12:1-3a (NIV)

WORSHIP = EXPRESSING MY _______ & ________________ TO GOD.

Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)

WORSHIP = SEEKING TO ____________ GOD.

You created everything, and it is for your pleasure that they exist and were created. Revelation 4:11 (NLT)

Make it your aim to learn what pleases our Lord. Ephesians 5:10 (VOICE)

The One who sent Me is with Me; He has not abandoned Me because I always do what pleases Him. John 8:29 (VOICE)

And we all who…contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)

  • Worshipping like Jesus requires that I know how Jesus worshipped.
  • Like Jesus, I can worship by ______________ _____________.

Then Jesus and his disciples sang a song to praise God. Then they went out to the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:30 (EASY)

He says, “I will announce your name to my brothers and sisters. I will sing your praises among those who worship you.”  Hebrews 2:12 (NIRV)

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything… Ephesians 5:18-20 (NIV)

  • The Holy Spirit uses my songs to help me…
  • ______________ with others.
  • ____________ my heart.
  • ______________ me on God.
  • ______________ my Gratitude.
  • Like Jesus, I can worship by ______________ to God.

…I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. John 14:31 (NIV)

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Hebrews 5:7 (NIV)

  • Like Jesus, I can worship by __________ God’s ________.

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. John 17:4 (NIV)

You give glory to my Father when you produce a lot of fruit and therefore show that you are my disciples. John 15:8 (GW)

  • Like Jesus, I can worship by __________ _________________.

Do you remember the generosity of Jesus Christ, the Lord of us all? He was rich beyond our telling, yet he became poor for your sakes so that his poverty might make you rich. 2 Corinthians 8:9 (Phillips)

  • Like Jesus, I can worship by __________________ My ______.

“Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” John 12:27-28a (NIV)

Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. Luke 9:23-24 (NIV)

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Romans 12:1 (NIV)