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  1. If We Are the Body… “The church is an eternal organism in the earth, doing the will of God and accomplishing the purpose of God.”

  2. 1 John 5:7 – “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” • Hebrews 10:5-7 – “Wherefore when He cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared Me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do Thy will, O God.”

  3. Ephesians 1:22-23 – “And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.”

  4. Ephesians 4:13 – “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ” • Colossians 1:18 – “And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

  5. 7qualities of Christ AS THE7 priorities of His Church

  6. But if we are the bodyWhy aren't His arms reaching?Why aren't His hands healing?Why aren't His words teaching?And if we are the bodyWhy aren't His feet going?Why is His love not showing them there is a way?There is a way We MUST embody the WORD of God We MUST embody the IMAGE of God We MUST embody the POWER of God We MUST embody the LIFE of God

  7. The word… Expository preaching

  8. The IMAGE… BIBLICAL Discipleship

  9. The power… Global missions

  10. The LIFE… Exponentialreproduction

  11. But if we are the bodyWhy aren't His arms reaching?Why aren't His hands healing?Why aren't His words teaching?And if we are the bodyWhy aren't His feet going?Why is His love not showing them there is a way?There is a way We MUST embody the WORD of God We MUST embody the IMAGE of God We MUST embody the POWER of God We MUST embody the LIFE of God We MUST embody the GLORY of God

  12. The GLORY… SPIRITED Worship

  13. John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” • John 1:14 – “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” • 1 Corinthians 12:27 – “Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.”

  14. 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. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”

  15. 1 Corinthians 1:10 – “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”

  16. Every person is CONNECTED in our PERSPECTIVE of our WORSHIP. (ARE YOU?)

  17. “Shachah” • Worship (99) • Bow down (31) • Obeisance (9) • Reverence (5) • Fall Down (3) • An attitudeofheart that produces an outward demonstration. Lord, I hold you in awe!

  18. “Proskuneo” “to kiss toward” • An expression of the affection in our hearts toward the Lord. Lord, I love you!

  19. “Worth-Ship” - – “to ascribe valuable worth to something or someone”.

  20. “Worth-Ship” - – “declaring with our words and/or demonstrating by our actions that for which we count the Lord worthy”.

  21. “Worth-Ship” - – Lord, you are worthy of all!

  22. Every person is CONNECTED in our PERSPECTIVE of WORSHIP. • Every person is CONVINCED of the PRIORITY of WORSHIP. (ARE YOU?)

  23. 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

  24. Job 38:4-7 – “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”

  25. Ezekiel 28:11-17

  26. Isaiah 14:12,13

  27. Ezekiel 1:26-28 – “And above the firmament that was over their headswas the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.”

  28. Isaiah 6:1-3 – “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”

  29. Revelation 4

  30. John 4:23 - “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.” • 1 Peter 5:8 - “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”

  31. 2 Corinthians 4:4 – “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” • Ephesians 2:2 “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience”

  32. Colossians 3:1-2 – “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.”

  33. Psalms 27:4 – “One thing have I desired of the LORD, thatwill I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.”

  34. 2 Samuel 11:1-3 – “…And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and enquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?”

  35. Philippians 3:3 – “For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.” • Philippians 3:13-14 – “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

  36. Luke 10:38-42 – “Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

  37. Luke 10:42 – “But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” • WORSHIPisaCHOICE. • WORSHIPismoreimportant thanSERVICE. • WORSHIPisETERNAL • WORSHIPis theMAIN THING and the MAIN SPRING

  38. But if we are the bodyWhy aren't His arms reaching?Why aren't His hands healing?Why aren't His words teaching?And if we are the bodyWhy aren't His feet going?Why is His love not showing them there is a way?There is a way We MUST embody the WORD of God We MUST embody the IMAGE of God We MUST embody the POWER of God We MUST embody the LIFE of God We MUST embody the GLORY of God

  39. Every person is CONNECTED in our PERSPECTIVE of WORSHIP. • Every person is CONVINCED of the PRIORITY of WORSHIP. • Every person is CONSOLIDATED in the PRACTICEof worship. (ARE YOU?)

  40. Singing

  41. Singing • 2/3rds of the Bible makes reference to music. (44 of the 66 books) • Nearly 600 references to people singing praises to God. • The longest book of the Bible is Psalms. (A Song Book)

  42. Psalms 69:30-31 – “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.” • Psalms 40:3 – “And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”

  43. Giving

  44. Giving • There are approximately 500 verses on prayer in the Bible.

  45. Giving • There are approximately 500 verses on prayer in the Bible. • There are fewerthan 500 verses on faith in the Bible.

  46. Giving • There are approximately 500 verses on prayer in the Bible. • There are fewerthan 500 verses on faith in the Bible. • There are almost 600 verses on singing.

  47. Giving • There are more than2350verses on handling money in the Bible.

  48. Giving • Psalms 96:7-9 – “Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name: bring an offering, and come into His courts. O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.”

  49. Why does god put so much emphasis onmoney?

  50. Why does god put so much emphasis onmoney? • Moneyis thebarometerof ourhearts.