Worship – It’s That Simple
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. Worship is NOT just about action, but also approach (Philippians 3:3).
1. We have to approach God with reverence (Psalms 89:7 and Hebrews 12:28-29).
2. Our approach has to be Scriptural (Matthew 15:8-9), that is by the New Testament not the Old (Romans 7:1-6 and Hebrews 9:15-17).
B. Understanding that worship isn’t just “5 acts of worship on Sunday” at some “church building” (John 4:20-24).
1. Worship can occur in a prison (Acts 16:24-25).
2. A blind man that Jesus had healed worshipped at the feet of Christ (John 9:35-38).
3. God is being worshipped in Heaven right now by the angels (Revelation 4:8-10).
4. Consider that, we should not be waiting until Sunday to worship God (Hebrews 13:15).
II. Body: Those Things We Assemble Together To Do In Worship To God BRIEFLY Examined…
A. Prayer (Luke 18:1).
1. Remember, as discussed last week, we can and should pray everywhere (I Timothy 2:8) and often (I Thessalonians 5:17-18).
2. When we are together though, there are some things to consider…
a. Prayer has to be understandable (I Corinthians 14:15-17).
b. The focus on thanksgiving (Ephesians 5:20).
c. To the FATHER through Christ (Colossians 3:17).
3. When we pray in supplications [seeking/askings] (Philippians 4:6)…
a. Don’t ask for miracles that have ceased (I Corinthians 12:3-11; cf. I Corinthians 13:8-10).
b. Don’t ask for things He has given (i.e. knowledge when He has given you the means already; John 5:39).
c. Remember there are things we can ask for when needed (Matthew 6:11 [cf. Hebrews 6:7], Matthew 5:44 [cf. Acts 7:60 and II Peter 3:9], I John 1:9, etc.).
d. In our private prayers, God is a listener (I Peter 5:6-7).
4. Just know what you’re praying is right before you pray it (I Thessalonians 5:21).
B. Singing, whether in public or private, is a joyous opportunity (James 5:13) that is…
1. Instrumental only in heart (Ephesians 5:19).
2. Praising & glorifying God (Romans 15:9 and Hebrews 2:12).
3. With words we understand (Psalms 47:7 and I Corinthians 14:15).
4. To teach and admonish one another (Colossians 3:16), thus we’d better be sure the songs teach truth (Ephesians 4:15, Ephesians 4:25, and Titus 2:1).
C. Remembering the Lord’s death by eating unleavened bread and drinking the fruit of the vine together (Matthew 26:26-29).
1. Is to be done TOGETHER on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7 and I Corinthians 11:33).
2. Like all actions of worship, has to be done within a proper relationship with God (I Corinthians 11:23-32).
3. Is communion [fellowship] (I Corinthians 10:16-17) and thus the aspects of God’s rule concerning fellowship apply (I Corinthians 10:20-21, Ephesians 5:11, and II John 9-11).
D. Listening to the word being preached (Acts 20:7).
1. Heard, searched out, and verified (Acts 17:10-11).
2. If in truth, adhered to completely (Luke 11:28).
E. Giving to GOD is commanded on the 1st day of the week, though the instruction is not a “together” command (I Corinthians 16:1-2).
1. In the right manner (II Corinthians 9:7).
2. Understanding that good giving is not measurable by large dollar amounts or even percentages under the New Law (Mark 12:41-44).
F. Some things we do when worshipping God together actually benefits us too…
1. We exhort each other (Hebrews 10:23-25).
2. We edify one another (Ephesians 4:16).
3. Comforting of one another (I Thessalonians 5:11).
III. Conclusion: Let us come to worship our God (Psalms 95:1-6).
© 2013 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager