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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Jul Aug Sep 2011 Adult Bible Study Guide Jul Aug Sep 2011

2 D EAR U SER This PowerPoint Show is freely shared to all who may find it beneficial. While intended primarily for personal use, some find it useful for teaching the lesson in church. There are those, however, who add illustrations, change background, adjust font size, etc. While their intention may be good, this is not right. Slide #1 says “designed by claro ruiz vicente.” For honest Christians, it is not necessary for another’s creation to be copyrighted in order to be respected. P LEASE U SE A S I S. Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide An Appeal

3 Rosalie H. Zinke Principal Contributor Rosalie H. Zinke Principal Contributor

4 Worship Contents 1 Worship in Genesis: Two Classes of Worshipers 2 Worship and the Exodus: Understanding Who God Is 3 The Sabbath and Worship 4 Rejoicing Before the Lord: The Sanctuary and Worship 5 Happy Are You, O Israel! 6 Worship and Song and Praise 7 Worship in the Psalms 8 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis in Worship 9 “Trust Not in Deceptive Words”: The Prophets and Worship 10 Worship: From Exile to Restoration 11 In Spirit and in Truth 12 Worship in the Early Church 13 Worship in the Book of Revelation

5 Worship Our Goal {5} WITH worship as such a central component of “present truth,” we would do well to learn what it means to truly worship the only One in all creation who, by virtue of who He is, is worthy of that worship.

6 Worship Lesson 8, August 20 Worship Lesson 8, August 20 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis in Worship

7 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis Key Text Hebrews 5:14 NKJV “BUT solid food belongs to those who are all of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

8 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis Initial Words {91} WE are going to look at a certain kind of evil that has brought devastating consequences to God’s people and to humanity in general. We can view what this evil did to ancient Israel, but we need to ask the important question about just how susceptible we are to it ourselves.

9 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis Quick Look 1. Conformity in Worship (Deuteronomy 12:8; 13:18) 2. Compromise in Worship (1 Kings 11:4) 3. Counterfeit in Worship (1 Kings 12:28)

10 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis 1. Conformity in Worship 1 Deuteronomy 12:8; 13:18 NKJV “YOU shall not at all do as we are doing here today—every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes…. Because you have listened to the voice of the L ORD your God, to keep all His commandments…to do what is right in the eyes of the L ORD your God.”

11 1.Conformity in Worship In Different Eyes {92} ALL through Scripture, we are warned: the human heart is deceitful; people are corrupt; do not look to others; no one is immune from evil.

12 1.Conformity in Worship In Different Eyes {92} If a perfect being, as Lucifer originally was, could choose evil, even in the perfect environment of heaven; if other perfect beings, as Adam and Eve were, could choose evil, even in the perfect environment of Eden— then what about ourselves?

13 1.Conformity in Worship In Different Eyes {92} We are born with corrupt and fallen natures, and we carry those natures with us in a fallen and corrupted environment. No wonder evil comes so easily, so naturally, to us. It is wired in our genes.

14 1.Conformity in Worship In Different Eyes {92} subtle Some things are so manifestly evil, that anyone—believer or not—would deem them as evil. Evil, however, can be much more subtle. Things that the world or our culture and our society might view as fine, as normal, could be precisely what the Bible condemns as wrong, sinful, even evil.

15 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis 2. Compromise in Worship 1 Kings 11:4 NKJV “FOR it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to his God, as was the heart of his father David.”

16 2. Compromise in Worship The Art of Compromise {94} NOT every compromise is evil. In a certain sense, life itself is a kind of compromise. Compromise becomes another manifestation of human evil and corruption when those who should know better fall away from the truth that God has given them.

17 It did not happen overnight. The change happened bit by bit, over time; a little compromise here, a little there, each step taking him further and further from where he should have been until he was doing something that the Solomon of his earlier years no doubt would have been horrified to see. 2. Compromise in Worship Solomon’s Experience {94}

18 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis 3. Counterfeit in Worship 1 Kings 12:28 NKJV “THEREFORE the king took counsel and made two calves of gold, and said to the people, ‘It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you out up from the land of Egypt.’ ”

19 3. Counterfeit in Worship A Resemblance {96} 1. OFFERED sacrifices and ordained non-Levite priests. 2. Made calves of gold to worship. 3. Made Bethel a place of worship. 4. Made Dan a place of worship. 5. Instituted a rival feast to the Feast of Tabernacles. 6. Built shrines on high places.

20 Jeroboam knew that his false worship must have many of the same elements of worship that the people were accustomed to, though he eventually declared, pointing to the golden calves, “ ‘Here are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt!’ ” 3. Counterfeit in Worship A Resemblance {96}

21 3. Counterfeit in Worship Elijah and the Prophets of Baal {98} focused on the Lord All worship must be focused on the true Lord, on the Creator. True worship needs to be grounded in the Word of God, pointing the worshiper to the Lord and His activity in history. Our worship experience should force us to look inside our hearts and see where our true love and devotion are: on the Lord or on anything else.

22 Conformity, Compromise and Crisis Final Words {100} “HOW long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” Do we worship and follow the true God or not? We might be able to “waver between two opinions” for only so long, but sooner or later we all come down on one side or another.


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