Hope Community Church
Sunday Morning Worship (September 10th, 2017)
Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids Church (K-5th Grade) provided!
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
The Root of Our Fruit:
Living a life of worship

Definitions:

HOLY adjective
1. Free from sin; righteous.

HOLINESS noun
1. The sum total of who God IS inherently, in and of Himself, as it infers His infinite worth.

GLORY noun
1. The outward, observable manifestation of God’s holiness– specifically seen in His goodness and His name. see John 12:14; Ex. 33:18-20
His name is “The LORD” (Hebrew: YAHWEH from I AM WHO I AM in Ex. 3:15– expanded in 33:19)His goodness is found in His freedom from any and all external influence.
2. A weight of worth/renown/honor (as in a weight of gold). see 1 Cor. 4:17

WORSHIP verb
The act, consciously or subconsciously, of ascribingglory to someone or something.
I. The Heart of the Matter
1. Fruit (observable words and actions/inactions) see Heb. 13:12-16
2. Tree (a person of any age, race, creed, religion, etc.) see Jer. 17:7-8
3. Root (the “heart” or spiritual/moral center of the person) see Jer. 17:9
II. The Treasure of the Heart
1. There are essentially two sources for heart-desiring treasure.
2. What we treasure indicates the status of our heart.
3. We are constantly storing away heart-desiring treasure.
4. We constantly worship what we treasure most. see also Ps. 63:6, 149:5
III. Worship and Daily Life
1. God takes worship VERY seriously.
• Worshipping false gods is tantamount to adultery.
• The first four of the Ten Commandments focus on worship.
III. Worship and Daily Life
1. God takes worship VERY seriously.
• Worshipping false gods is tantamount to adultery.
• The first four of the Ten Commandments focus on worship.
2. Correct aim of our worship is a CONSTANT battle.
• Flesh and spirit are at war within us.
• There are laws ruling over our thoughts and behaviors.
III. Worship and Daily Life
1. God takes worship VERY seriously.
• Worshipping false gods is tantamount to adultery.
• The first four of the Ten Commandments focus on worship.
2. Correct aim of our worship is a CONSTANT battle.
• Flesh and spirit are at war within us.
• There are laws ruling over our thoughts and behaviors.
3. Correct aim of our worship comes from KNOWLEDGE.(first unto salvation– John 6:44-45)
III. Worship and Daily Life
1. God takes worship VERY seriously.
• Worshipping false gods is tantamount to adultery.
• The first four of the Ten Commandments focus on worship.
2. Correct aim of our worship is a CONSTANT battle.
• Flesh and spirit are at war within us.
• There are laws ruling over our thoughts and behaviors.
3. Correct aim of our worship comes from KNOWLEDGE.
• Saving zeal for God is rooted in the truth of the Word.
• We have all the knowledge we need at our fingertips.
III. Worship and Daily Life
1. God takes worship VERY seriously.
• Worshipping false gods is tantamount to adultery.
• The first four of the Ten Commandments focus on worship.
2. Correct aim of our worship is a CONSTANT battle.
• Flesh and spirit are at war within us.
• There are laws ruling over our thoughts and behaviors.
3. Correct aim of our worship comes from KNOWLEDGE.
• Saving zeal for God is rooted in the truth of the Word.
• We have all the knowledge we need at our fingertips.
4. CONTEMPLATING truth compelled Biblical writers to worship:
• God’s salvation and the grace that provides it.
• God’s guarding of helpless sinners by faith.
• God’s sovereignty over the rebellious hearts of men.
IV. Examine the Aim of Your Worship
1. Evaluate everyday activities.
» Does what I think/say/do show God to be my greatest treasure?
2. Eliminate anything that hinders.
» What thoughts/activities/relationships are "stealing" God's glory?
3. Enjoy people/places/things the way God intended.
» What thoughts/activities/relationships are opportunities to "give" God glory?