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Lesson 2: Worship Is An Act Of Faith

Study Guide / Outline

Section 1: Introduction

  • Summary: The introduction sets the stage for the discussion on the power of worship. The speaker emphasizes that worship is not solely about feelings but an act of faith that can change one’s atmosphere.
  • Main Points:
    • Worship is a powerful act of faith.
    • Worship goes beyond emotions and circumstances.

Section 2: Heaven’s Pattern of Worship

  • Summary: This section discusses the heavenly pattern of worship as described in the Bible. It mentions angels looking at each other and speaking praises about God. God’s throne is placed where worship centers on Him.
  • Main Points:
    • The heavenly pattern involves angels looking at each other and praising God.
    • God’s throne is where true worship occurs.
  • Scripture Reference: Isaiah 6:1-3 (Angels crying, “Holy, holy, holy…”)

Section 3: Earthly Worship and Manifested Glory

  • Summary: Here, the text emphasizes that when believers worship, the glory of God is revealed in them. This glory has a purpose, which is to impact people beyond the church walls, especially non-believers.
  • Main Points:
    • Worship reveals the glory of God in believers.
    • The manifested glory is needed for non-believers.
  • Scripture Reference: Ezekiel 43:5 (The glory of God filling the temple)

Section 4: Experiencing God’s Presence Anywhere

  • Summary: The speaker shares that believers can experience God’s presence anywhere by training themselves to worship. Worship is about focusing on God’s goodness, and it changes the atmosphere.
  • Main Points:
    • Believers can experience God’s presence anywhere.
    • Worship involves focusing on God’s goodness.
  • Scripture Reference: None mentioned.

Section 5: Worship as an Act of Faith

  • Summary: This section emphasizes that worship is an act of faith, not dependent on feelings. It’s about declaring God’s presence and changing the atmosphere even in difficult times.
  • Main Points:
    • Worship is an act of faith that transcends emotions.
    • Worship can bring peace and strength in challenging situations.
  • Scripture Reference: None mentioned.

Section 6: Changing the Atmosphere Through Worship

  • Summary: Believers are encouraged to change the atmosphere through worship, as they possess the power to do so. Worshipers have a “thermostat anointing” to influence their environment.
  • Main Points:
    • Believers have the power to change the atmosphere.
    • Worshipers have a “thermostat anointing.”
  • Scripture Reference: None mentioned.

Section 7: Becoming Hearers and Doers of the Word

  • Summary: The text stresses the importance of being both hearers and doers of the Word. Worshipers should act upon the truth they learn about worship.
  • Main Points:
    • Being a hearer and doer of the Word is essential.
    • Worshipers should act on the truth about worship.
  • Scripture Reference: James 1:22 (Be doers of the word, not hearers only)

Section 8: Believers Are Designed to Worship

  • Summary: The speaker concludes by emphasizing that believers are naturally designed to be worshipers. Worship is an integral part of their identity.
  • Main Points:
    • Believers are inherently designed to be worshipers.
  • Scripture Reference: None mentioned.

Section 9: Worship in the Heavenly Pattern

  • Summary: This section highlights that in the heavenly pattern, angels continually speak praises about God, and He dwells in their midst.
  • Main Points:
    • In the heavenly pattern, angels praise God continually.
    • God dwells in the midst of their worship.
  • Scripture Reference: Revelation 4:8-11 (Angels worshiping God)

Section 10: Worship as a Spiritual Act

  • Summary: Worship is presented as a spiritual act that involves engaging the heart, mouth, and spirit. It can bring transformation to individuals and situations.
  • Main Points:
    • Worship engages the heart and spirit.
    • It can bring transformation to individuals and situations.
  • Scripture Reference: Romans 12:1 (Present your bodies as a living sacrifice…)

Section 11: Teaching Worship to Children

  • Summary: The speaker shares a personal story about teaching worship to his children. He emphasizes the importance of children learning to worship.
  • Main Points:
    • Children can learn to worship and experience its benefits.
  • Scripture Reference: None mentioned.

Section 12: Closing Thoughts

  • Summary: The text concludes with a call to action, urging believers to recognize their identity as worshipers and to engage in worship as an act of faith.
  • Main Points:
    • Believers should recognize their identity as worshipers.
    • Worship is an act of faith to be embraced.
  • Scripture Reference: None mentioned.