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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Praise (PM)

Praise: Seven Words that Could Change the Way you Worship #2
Duration:29 mins 51 secs
Praise: Seven Words that Could Change the Way you Worship

Twin Fears...
  1. Anyone who does "those things" are simply trying to draw attention to themselves and are missing the point.
  2. People who do "those things" are a distraction to my worship.
Halal – The word is used approximately 123 times in Scripture and God is the normal object of Halal.

Other uses...
  • Genesis 12:15
  • Judges 16:24
  • 2 Samuel 14:25
  • "An exuberant expression of celebration, a word that means boasting or raving, or celebrating. It carries with it the notion of acting clamorously foolish."
  • True HALAL contemplates laying aside your inhibitions and killing your self-consciousness.
  • Psalm 69:30
  • Psalm 22:22
  • Psalm 109:30
  • Psalm 149:3
Psalm 150
  • The God of the Universe made us to praise him with abandon, like foolish but fun-loving children.
  • David was saying the spectacle you claim I made is my gift to God.
The Concept of HALAL in the New Testament...
  • Luke 15:23-24
  • Philippians 4:4
  • Acts 3:8
  • Question: Why would I look for something to prevent me from spontaneous and uninhibited praise?
1 Corinthians 14:40
  • Decently = to do something honestly.
  • It has do with intent and motivation more than outward action.
  • Order = something done in a fitting way or something done according to order.
Bottom line: You and I can't know someone's intent and motivation.
  • Our job is not to judge the motives of others...our job is to worship him in Spirit and in truth.
The Truth is, God is more interested in the condition of your heart than the style of worship you use in the format of our church service. So instead of focusing on who has the best form of worship, concentrate on whether YOU have an open, pure heart before God.



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