Principles Of Worship - Whole Being Involvement
  1. Psalm 103:1 - Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.

    1. Man has to choose to worship God.

      1. Man chooses to bless or curse God and/or man.

      2. Man chooses to bless with his strength and/or his soul and/or his heart.

    2. Man has to order his being to worship after he has made his choice to worship.

      1. Man should address each/all parts of his being to comply with the decision of his heart.

  2. Psalm 38:10 - My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

    1. 'My heart panteth,'

      1. The heart longs - it needs to find its longing in God.

      2. Every man has a heart that needs to worship God.

      3. It is Paul's role to touch the heart and lead it in worship of God.

    2. 'My strength faileth me:'

      1. The strength of the body will fail, if the body does not find its strength in God.

      2. The joy of the Lord is our strength.

      3. It is Peter's role to lead man physically into worship of God.

    3. 'As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.'

      1. The light of the eyes - means the soul - is dark without God.

      2. Every soul must find its light in God and bless God for the finding.

      3. It is John's role to bring light to the soul and lead man's soul into worship of God.

  3. Principles for worship leaders.

    1. Worship leaders need to be sure they address the whole being of each individual.

      1. Songs need to be selected so that every person's whole being is ministered to.

      2. Songs that address the body, soul, and heart should be used in every worship service.

    2. Corporately - they need to have a good balance of songs so that each design's heart is also ministered to.

        Psalm 118:28,29 - Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.

      1. 'Thou art my God, and I will praise thee:'

        1. Peter needs to praise God.

        2. Peter needs to know that he is God's servant.

        3. Praise needs to motivate Peter physically.

      2. 'Thou art my God, I will exalt thee:'

        1. Paul needs to exalt God - give Him all the glory.

        2. Paul needs to know he is God's slave, property.

        3. Exaltation needs to pull from Paul's heart a love of God response.

      3. 'O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good:'

        1. John needs to know the goodness of God.

        2. John needs to give thanks to the Lord for His goodness - be grateful to God.

        3. Thankfulness needs to flood John's soul.

      4. 'For His mercy endureth forever.'

        1. All need to know of God's mercy toward them.

        2. All need to worship Him for His mercy.

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Created: 7/9/99
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