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Worship Sermon Series (part one)

Working Toward Worthwhile Worship
Part One

Isaiah 6: 1-8 NIV
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!”

And the posts of the door were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was filled with smoke. So I said:

“Woe is me, for I am undone!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King,
The Lord of hosts.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said:

“Behold, this has touched your lips;
Your iniquity is taken away,
And your sin purged.”

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:

“Whom shall I send,
And who will go for Us?”

Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

The text does 2 things:

1. It gives us a beautiful example of the worship experience.

2. It helps us understand the process of worship.

Note these things from our text:

1. The process of worship.

Isaiah saw the Lord in his time of need.
All significant worship begins when we see the Lord. 

2. The realization of His holiness. 

In God's presence we see ourselves as we really are. 

3. The recognition of our sinfulness. 

Isaiah, in the presence of God, cried: "Woe is me! I am a sinner."
In His presence we realize our need for forgiveness and change. 

4. The renewal of our perspective. 

Worship lifts us up.
Worship changes our perspective.
Worship lifts us above our challenges and circumstances when we see Him for who He really is. 

If we truly want to change… if we are sincere about following Christ and living for God, then we must: 

1. Spend daily time with God. 

2. Take time to sing to Him and about Him. 

3. Be open and authentic with God. 

4. Walk in obedience with Him. 

Worship Set

Blessed Be Your Name 

Beth Redman and Matt Redman 

Verse 1

Blessed be Your name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name 

Verse 2

Blessed be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed be Your name 

Misc 1 (Pre-Chorus)

Ev’ry blessing You pour out
I’ll Turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in Lord
Still I will say 

Chorus 1

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name 

Verse 3

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's all as it should be
Blessed be Your name 

Verse 4

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name 

Misc 2 (Bridge)

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord blessed be Your name

Just As I Am 

Travis Alan Cottrell, David Moffitt, and Sue C. Smith 

Verse 1

Just as I am without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee
O Lamb of God I come I come 

Verse 2

Just as I am and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot 

O Lamb of God I come I come 

Chorus 1

I come broken to be mended
I come wounded to be healed
I come desperate to be rescued
I come empty to be filled
I come guilty to be pardoned
By the blood of Christ the Lamb
And I'm welcomed with open arms praise God
Just as I am 

Verse 3

Just as I am I would be lost
But mercy and grace my freedom bought
And now to glory in Your cross
O Lamb of God I come I come 

Misc 1 (Ending)

Praise God just as I am
Just as I am

I Am Not Alone 

Austin Davis, Ben Davis, Dustin Sauder, Grant Pittman, Kari Jobe

Verse 1

When I walk through deep waters
I know that You will be with me
When I'm standing in the fire
I will not be overcome
Through the valley of the shadow
I will not fear 

Chorus 1

I am not alone
I am not alone
You will go before me
You will never leave me 

Verse 2

In the midst of deep sorrow
I see Your light is breaking through
The dark of night will not overtake me
I am pressing into You Lord
You fight my ev'ry battle
And I will not fear 

Misc 1 (Bridge)

You amaze me redeem me
You call me as Your own
You amaze me redeem me
You call me as Your own (REPEAT) 

Verse 3

You're my strength
You're my defender
You're my refuge in the storm
Through these trials
You've always been faithful
You bring healing to my soul

The Lord's Prayer (Hymn) 

Lowell Mason 

Chorus 1

Our Father who art in heav’n
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heav’n
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts
As we forgive our debtors
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom
And the power and the glory
Forever and ever