01-31-21 Kevin Goins - The 10 Commandments of Worship, part 2

“The Ten Commandments of Worship” 
Psalm 15
What do you do to prepare for worship?  Before we can ever prepare ourselves for worship, we need to understand what God requires of those who would come into his presence and worship him.  We find these requirements for the worshiper in Psalm 15.                   

I Who is prepared to enter God’s presence and worship?

 A. First, “He whose walk is blameless” (15:2a).
B. Second, the one who can enter the presence of the Lord and worship him is the one who “does what is righteous” (15:2b).
C. Third, the one who can enter into the presence of God and worship him is a person “who speaks the truth from his heart” (15:2c).

D. Fourth, the one who can enter into the presence of God and worship him must be one who “has no s____________________ on his tongue” (15:3a).

1. The Hebrew word translated “slander” means “to g___ a_________” or “to make the rounds.”

2. We should never forget that the word “d____________” actually means “slanderer.”

E. Fifth, the one who can enter into the presence of God and worship him must be a person who “does his neighbor no w___________________ (15:3b).”

 1. We can hurt our neighbor spiritually by being a bad w________________.

2. If our neighbor knows we claim to be a follower of Jesus, then our life will either draw them c_______________ to Jesus or drive them farther a______________.

F. Sixth, the one who can enter into the presence of God and worship must be a person who “casts no s______________ on his fellow man” (15:3c).

G. Seventh, the one who can enter into the presence of God and worship him must be a person who “d_________________ a vile man but h_______________ those who fear the Lord” (15:4a).

 1. We must not act as if all people live the s___________ kind of life.

 2. When wrong is condoned and defended, it results in two things:

  a. First, it distorts the m_____________ compass of society.

b. Second, it makes it more d__________________ for the wicked to see their behavior for what it is and seek God’s forgiveness.

H. Eighth, the one who can enter God’s presence and worship must be a person who “k_________________ his oath even when it h____________” (15:4b).

I. Ninth, the one who can enter God’s presence and worship must be a person who “lends his money without u______________________” (15:5a).

1. In a non-commercial society, lending only has one purpose:  not to __________ money, but to h____________ a person in need.

2. In a commercial society, lending is done to make money, and it is intended for those who want to satisfy their w______________, not their n____________.

j. Tenth, the one who can enter God’s presence and worship must be a person who does not accept a b______________ against the innocent (15:5b).

II If we want to be on solid ground with our worship, what should we take from these ten commandments?

A. First, God is far more concerned about how we express our love to __________ and to _____________ than he is with our a______________ and our worship s_________.

B. Second, it is i_____________________ to keep all the ten commandments of worship all the time, but there is one who has done it:  _____________ _____________.     

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