Presentation on theme: "Part 2 The Experience of Worship. What impact would the visible presence of Jesus have at one our worship services? Singing Praying Relating Holiness."— Presentation transcript:
Part 2 The Experience of Worship
What impact would the visible presence of Jesus have at one our worship services? Singing Praying Relating Holiness Listening Witnessing
The Drama of Worship Worship as a Dramatic Production Soren Kiekegaard
Prompter Actors Audience
God Worship Leader Worship Leader People
Worship Leader Worship Leader God People
The Dimensions of Worship And sing in your hearts to God Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly As you teach and admonish one another Colossians 3:16
God ministers to us Three-Way Communication We minister to God We minister to others admonition adoration affirmation
The Vertical Aspect of Worship To minister to the Lord To realise Gods manifest presence To provide an opportunity for God's power to be released in His church To provide an atmosphere where spiritual gifts can use used To open up communication channels between us and God
The Horizontal Aspect of Worship To enhance the feeling of unity To confess and express faith before others To declare Gods glory before unbelievers To create a platform for the sermon and the rest of the service
The Inward Aspect of Worship To release uninhibited worship To reinforce spiritual truth To release heart-felt attitudes To birth a heart for holiness To inspire a life of worship To open ourselves up to God
Isaiah 6 A Pattern for the Worship Experience
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
3 And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." 4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty." 6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.
7 With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for." 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
Awareness of God (vs 1-4) Response to God (vs 5-8) Isaiah 6
A Vision of God (v 1-4) Journey Upward A Vision of Self (v 5-7) Journey Inward A Vision of Others (v 8-9) Journey Outward A Vision of God (v 1-4) Journey Upward A Vision of Self (v 5-7) Journey Inward A Vision of Others (v 8-9) Journey Outward Isaiah 6
Revelation (1) Adoration (2-4) Confession (5) Forgiveness (6,7) Proclamation (8a) Dedication (8b) Commission (9a) A Pattern for the Encounter
Expectancy in Worship What do you expect God to do in response to your worship? Is it biblical to expect anything from God in worship? Is there a difference between faith and presumption?
Expectancy in Worship Biblical Examples God listens actively God changes lives God changes situations God makes himself known God makes his plans known God breaks spiritual bondage God breaks physical bondage God makes his presence clear
Expectancy in the Tabernacle
At the Bronze Altar Dedicate Yourself to God
At the Bronze Basin Confess and Ask for Cleansing
At the Golden Lampstand Meditate on the Word of God
At the Table of Shewbread Reflect on the Unity of the Body
At the Golden Incense Altar Offer Prayers of Intercession
At the Ark of the Covenant Express Devotion to God
The Presence of God What is the role of the worship leader?