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3) GOD’S NOT DEAD, HE’S STILL ALIVE

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This message was originally preached on 4-11-10 while I was pastor at Adrian United in Adrian Michigan. The methodology of this series was to take six old cherished songs and break the songs down line by line and correlate the lines of the songs with scripture.

“WORSHIP”

Worship is a huge thing. We look forward to worship every week. When the music includes one of our favorites, we say, “The worship was great!” When the music stinks, we yawn and wonder why the worship wasn’t very good. Worship. We leave churches because of the “worship style.” Worship is a huge thing. Have you ever wondered if we’re more concerned with what worship does FOR us. And less concerned with the Object of our worship? It seems like it’s more about what we GET not about what we GIVE. It would be like taking a gift to a friend birthday party, but keeping it for ourselves. Worship is all about giving our lives (again) to God.

WORSHIP IS NOT:

  • The feelings we receive when we sing. Convincing God to bless us. Whether or not the guitar is too loud.
  • What’s happening on the stage. Entertainment, lighting, or sound About us at all.
  • It’s not about us. It’s about Him. And we enter through the gateway of the cross.
    • At the cross, we love
    • At the cross, we surrender
    • At the cross, we cry
    • At the cross, we dream
    • At the cross, we give up
    • At the cross, we shut up
    • At the cross, we kneel
    • At the cross, we confess
  • We look at God and place Him above all else. Because He is worth it! Life gets crazy and painful. No one can deny that. JOB STRESS. DIVORCE. DEATH. ADDICTIONS. PARENTING. LONELINESS. No one is asking that you pretend that those things aren’t affecting you. DON’T PRETEND. Your just being invited to bring that stuff to the cross, and to simply gaze at Jesus. And as soon as you look at Him allow your response to be worship.
  • John 4:23-24 “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
  • The English word worship comes from the Old English word “WORTHSHIP,” a word which denotes the worthiness of the one receiving the special honor or devotion.
  • Last week we talked about who is worthy of our praise when we learned that it is “ALL IN HIM” this week we are going to discover that if we truly believe in whom we are worshipping, then that which is within our heart will come out of us in a worshipful demonstration.

GOD’S NOT DEAD,
 HE’S STILL ALIVE

I FEEL HIM IN MY HANDS,

  • Psalm 47:1 “O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph”

I FEEL HIM IN MY FEET,

  • Luke 6:23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

I FEEL HIM IN MY HEART,

  • Psalm 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. 8. I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

I FEEL HIM IN MY SOUL,

  • Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

I FEEL HIM ALL OVER ME

  • Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

GOD’S NOT DEAD, HE’S STILL ALIVE.

  • 2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

WHAT KIND OF CHURCH IS THIS? ~ Dj Nicholas

  • This is a hand-clapping, feet-stamping,
  • Holy Ghost-sanctified church!
  • Psalm 47:1 “O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph”

WHEN I THINK ABOUT JESUS ~ Clint Brown

  • When I think about Jesus
  • What He’s done for me
  • When I think about Jesus
  • How he set me free
  • I could dance, dance,
  • Dance, dance all night
  • Psalm 150:4 “Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs”

WE LIFT OUR HANDS IN THE SANCTUARY ~ Kurt Carr

  • We lift our hands in the sanctuary
  • We lift our hands to give you the glory
  • We lift our hands to give you the praise
  • And we will praise you for the rest of our days
  • Yes we will praise you for the rest of our days(2x)
  • Psalm 134:2 “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord”

CAN’T STOP PRAISING HIS NAME ~ Ron Kenoly – 1997

  • Can’t stop praising His name
  • I just can’t stop praising His name
  • I just can’t stop praising His name
 – Jesus
  • Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

LOOK WHAT THE LORD HAS DONE

  • Look what the Lord has done
  • He healed my body, He touched my mind
  • He saved me just in time
  • I’m gonna praise His name
  • Each day is just the same
  • Come on and praise Him
  • Look what the Lord has done

HYMNS OF THE FAITH SERIES

LESSON ONE: POWER IN THE BLOOD

LESSON TWO: IT’S ALL IN HIM

LESSON THREE: GOD’S NOT DEAD, HE’S STILL ALIVE

LESSON FOUR: AMAZING GRACE

LESSON FIVE: OH WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN

LESSON SIX: IT’S REAL, IT’S REAL

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Posted on June 16, 2014, in Hymns of the Faith Series, Ministry Monday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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