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					Welcome to
  Bible Baptist Church
    Ballincollig, Cork
 Celebrating 12 Years
     Today is the Lord’s Day
   Sunday, 1st of October, 2006
October’s Memory Verse
Let the word of Christ dwell in you
richly in all wisdom; teaching and
    admonishing one another in
  psalms and hymns and spiritual
 songs, singing with grace in your
         hearts to the Lord.
         Colossians 3:16
Announcements
   Church Tonight at 7pm – continuing
    Hymnspiration, Why We Sing What We Sing!
   Wednesday evening Prayer meeting at 7pm –
    Matthew 27!
   Nita is heading home to see her Mom on
    Thursday
   Teen Bible Study this Friday at 7.30pm
   Happy Birthday Austin Mayers – Monday
   Happy Birthday Sarah Ledbetter – Wednesday
   Happy Birthday Michael Mayers – Friday
True Worshippers
 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
                       Daniel 3
Review –
Worshipping God in Spirit and Truth

 This is a study series looking at True
  Worship, and True Worshippers
 So Far, we have looked at the Wrong
  Ways to Worship, and then the Right
  Ways to Worship God
 Now we are looking at HOW God’s
  people worshipped God
Worship … What is it?
   To show someone’s worth-ship!
   An act of ascribing worth/value to a person
   To honour – extol, lift-up, praise
   To please
   To bless
   To love with all the heart
   To glorify – put all the attention on
   To serve gladly and whole-heartedly
   When a person worship’s God, these things are
    all active!
Background
(Daniel 1:1,2)
   The nation of Israel was in trouble with God - Sin and
    pride had divided that once great nation in two
   First the northern part was defeated and conquered
   Now, Judah was being driven 600 miles to Babylon
   Among the many tens of thousands were four young
    men, known as: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and
    Azariah (their names get changed)
   These four boys would change the course of history just
    by the way they worshipped God!!!
   Let’s take a look at the personal, powerful worship of the
    three youngest men, even in the fiery furnace
   It’s time we learned the truth, that true worship is tough
Preview of Shadrach, Meshach and
Abednego (Daniel 3)

   How They Got Into Trouble
   How They Got Through the Trouble
   How to Do the Same
How They Got Into Trouble (Daniel 3:1-18)
   They Rejected False Worship
   They Resisted Forced Manipulation
   They Remained Standing
       They Stood When Accused
       They Stood When Asked/
        Demanded
       They Stood When Condemned
How They Got Through the Trouble
(Daniel 3:19-27)
   Faithfully
   Fervently
   Confidently
   Worshipfully – no one gets through
    firestorms like this unless they are able to
    worship in the midst of it.
   Patiently – there are no short-cuts to the
    Christian life.
   Together
Worshipfully
    No one gets through firestorms like this unless
       they are able to worship in the midst of it.

    At Rest in their hearts and minds
    At the Throne of God, not of men
    Worship works going INTO the fire
    Worship works while IN the fire – not only for
     the mountain-top
    Worship testifies to all who are watching
     (Hebrews 12:1) that your God is awesome and
     worthy of all glory (1Pet 4:12-14; 2Tim 3:12)
The Fourth Man in Our Worship
   Daniel 3:24-25; Isaiah 43:1-3
   Oh that our worship was real
   Jesus will join us when it is real, and true and
    spiritual (Matthew 18:20; John 14:21-23)
   He didn’t promise us no troubles, or fires, or
    floods, or debts, or health problems…
   But He DID promise to never leave us, but to
    go through each with us, carrying us, and
    giving us enough grace for every step!
    Guaranteed!
How to Do the Same
   Know True Worship
   Reject False Worship – of any kind
   Stand when everyone else is bowing
   Worship when it is tough to do so
   Enjoy the presence of Jesus Christ
    through every trial and trouble – He
    promises to let you know He is there
Conclusion
   How easy do you find it to STOP your worship
    and praise of God?
   How far will you go for the truth, and for your
    Lord?
   Worship is not only for the mountain-tops, but
    also for the valleys, and even the fiery furnaces
   Check your heart – is it full of sin and the
    world, or full of God? It will show itself in times
    of troubles
   Starts with the new birth

				
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