May 20, 2020 7PM
Notes prepared by Pastor Ricky Harris
Text Book - The Bible. No other text book is required as all material will be made available weekly. ** Please do not make copies of the handouts as the material is not to be re-produced without the consent of the author.
Week One - What Is Stewardship
Week Two - Being A Good Steward Over Your Character
Week Three - Being A Good Steward Over Your Finances
Week Four - Being A Good Steward Over Your Home
Week Five - Being A Good Steward Over Your Prayer
Week Six - Being A Good Steward Over Your Praise
Week Seven - Being A Good Steward To The Body Of Christ
Week Eight - Being A Good Steward To Your Neighbor
Week Nine - Being A Good Steward Over Your Health
Being A Good Steward over Your Praise
If there is anything that all men owe unto God it is our true praise and worship unto Him. One of the reasons we were created is to offer praise unto God. The Bible tells us that He inhabits the praise of His people (Psa. 22:3). When we praise God we show our appreciation for what He has done.
Worship can be done in the form of a praise but worship is a different attitude toward God. Worship is rendered not so much for what He has done but just for who He is. We worship the nature, characteristics and attributes of God. If He had never done anything for us just because of who He is He still deserves to be worshiped. Because he is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscience He is to be worshipped. Because He is holy and righteous He is to be worshiped. Because He is God He is to be worshiped.
Let us pray that men and women everywhere learn the worth of praise and worship as it builds our relationship with our creator.
Worship The Lord Only
Deut 5:7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
Exodus 20:23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
Matthew 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Worship of Angles is Forbidden
Col 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Rev 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Rev 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
Rev 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
Worship of Men Is Forbidden
Acts 10:26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.
Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
The Call To Worship
Genesis 35:1 And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.
1 Chron 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
Psalm 99:5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
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.
John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Praise Ye the Lord
Eph 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
1 Chron 29:13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Psalm 21:13 Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.
Psalm 146:2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
Praise Him for His Righteousness
Psalm 119:62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
Psalm 99:3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
Psalm 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
Praise Him For Life
Psalm 71:6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Praise for Your Present
Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Praise Him for Your Future
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Praise Him With Joy
Psalm 66:1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:
Psalm 81:1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
Psalm 95:1-2 O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.  Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Psalm 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
Psalm 98:6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.
Psalm 100:1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Praise Him Willingly
Psalm 16:7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
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