CORE VALUES (GOD-FOCUSED WORSHIP) – Zachary Sloboda

MISSION
VISION
VALUES

MISSION
The Great Commission

VISION
Touch 5000 lives with the love of Jesus in the next 5 years.

CORE VALUES
God-Focused Worship
Jesus-Centred Community
Evidential Growth
Self-Giving Service
Community-Minded Action

When you hear the word “worship”
what words come to mind?

GOD-FOCUSED WORSHIP

JOHN 4:23-24 NLT
But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.

ROMANS 12:1 NLT
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.

Worship is the giving of ourselves to something in admiration and praise.

ROMANS 12:1 a
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you.
in view of God’s mercy (NIV)
by the mercies of God (ESV)
because of His loving-kindness to us (NLV)

ROMANS 12:1 NLT
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.

ROMANS 12:1 NLT
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.

Worship is the giving of ourselves to something in admiration and praise.

What else do we worship besides God?

ROMANS 12:1 NLT
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.

ROMANS 12:1 NLT
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy [distinct, unique, set-apart] sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable.
This is truly the way to worship him.

ROMANS 12:2 NLT
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

ROMANS 12:1-2 MSG
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to- work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

COLOSSIANS 3:23, 1 CORINTH. 10:31 NLT
Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.

So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

JOHN 4:23-24 NLT
But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.

In what ways can you worship God with your life this week?

How will you fix your attention on God this week?

ROMANS 12:1-2 MSG
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to- work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.