Presentation on theme: "March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 1 Worship Killers in Hearts Praising The Lord In Song Lesson 4 M.W. Bassford."— Presentation transcript:
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 1 Worship Killers in Hearts Praising The Lord In Song Lesson 4 M.W. Bassford
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 2 Don’t Judge Don’t Know Why Some Don’t Sing –May Be Sorrowful and Praying James 5:13 –May Be Sick and Unable to Sing –May Have Worked All Night To Support Family Worship Killers Exists – –Be Sure they don’t exist in YOU! –Examine Your Heart –Pray for those around you –Sing Harder – Encourage Those Around You
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 3 Questions What is the most serious hindrance to your worship? How do you combat that hindrance?
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 4 Apathy “Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord” (Ps 34:11 niv) “Woe to you who are at ease in Zion…” (Amos 6:1) Where is the sense of blessing you had? (Gal 4:15) “You have left your first love” (Rev 2:4) “You are neither hot nor cold – but lukewarm” (Rev 3:14f) David’s plea is “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation” Psalm 51 –David’s Apathy Created a Void Filled by Satan
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 5 Apathy Inattentiveness –Worship Vs. Favorite Activity? –Movement During Worship? –Arrive Late? Joylessness –Phil 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always –Frowns on Faces When We Worship –Smile When You Sing (“I’m Happy Today”) Failure to Apply the Hymn –Hymns Are Supposed To Teach –Study the Song – What Does It Say To You? –1 Cor 14:15 – I will sing with understanding
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 6 "WHEN I SURVEY THE WONDROUS CROSS“ Gal 6:14 1."When I survey the wondrous cross On which the Prince of glory died, My richest gain I count but loss, And pour contempt on all my pride.“ 2.Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast, Save in the death of Christ, my Lord; All the vain things that charm me most I sacrifice them to His blood.“ 3."His dying crimson, like a robe, Spreads o'er His body on the tree; Then I am dead to all the globe, And all the globe is dead to me.“ 4."See, from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled down; Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, Or thorns compose so rich a crown?“ 5."Were the whole realm of nature mine, That were a present far too small; Love so amazing, so divine, Demands my soul, my life, my all."
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 7 PRIDE Psalm 131 – My heart is not haughty … hope in the Lord. Pride: Focus On Singing –Mechanics may help, but that is not the focus! –Matt 6:1-18 – “to be seen by men…they have received their reward” God Is Not Pleased With a MAN-FOCUSED Worship Singing to Impress Others Worship Inaudibly Due To Perceived Lack of Talent Not Singing At All! Pride: Ingratitude –James 1:17 – Every good & perfect gift comes from God. –Psa 29:2 – Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 8 Sun of My Soul (#593) 1.Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear, It is not night if Thou be near. O may no earthborn cloud arise, To hide Thee from Thy servants eyes 2.When the soft dews of kindly sleep, My wearied eyelids gently steep Be my last thought, how sweet to rest, forever on my Savior’s breast 3.Abide with me from morn till eve, For without thee I can not live Abide with me when night is nigh, for without thee I dare not die 4.If some poor wandering child of Thine Has spurned today the voice divine, Now, Lord, the gracious work begin; Let him no more lie down in sin.“ 5.Watch by the sick; enrich the poor With blessing from Thy boundless store; Be every mourner's sleep tonight, Like infant's slumbers, pure and light. 6.Come near and bless us when we wake, Ere through the world our way we take Till in the ocean of Thy love, We lose ourselves in heaven above.
March 2006 Praising the Lord In Song, #4 9 There is Much To Do (#658) 1.There is much to do there’s work on every hand, Hark the cry for help comes ringing through the land; Jesus calls for reapers I must active be, What wilt thou O Mater? Here Am I send me? 2.There’s a plaintive cry of mourning souls distressed, and the sigh of hearts who seek but find no rest, These should have my love and tender sympathy, ready at Thy bidding, here am I send me. 3.There are hungering souls who cry aloud for bread, with the bread of life they’re longing to be fed, shall they starve and famish while a feast is free? I must be more faithful, here am I send me? 4.There are souls who linger on the brink of woe, Lord, I must not, can not, bear to let them go; Let me go and tell them, brother turn and flee, Master I would save them, here am I send me.