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Lecture 1: Worship (Part 1)

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Worship consists of both revelation and response.


Key Aspects of Worship

Part 1

I.  Worship is something we do both individually and in community.


II.  Worship is both habitual and intentional. What is more important?

A.  Scripture Texts

1.  Romans 12:1

2.  Matthew 9:13

3.  Hosea 6:6

4.  Micah 6:8

B.  Intentional acts should be the overflow of a lifestyle of worship (habitual).

1.  Isaiah 1:10-18 -- Disconnect between habitual and intentional.

2.  Amos 5:21-24

C.  What does the Lord require of us? Micah 6:6-8

1.  Love God (Deuteronomy 6:5) and love your neighbor (Leviticus 19:18).

2.  "Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God."

a.  Do justly, obedience (Love your neighbor.)

1 Samuel 15:22 -- Obedience is more important than sacrifice.

b.  Love mercy (Love your neighbor.)

Hosea 6:6 -- Mercy (hesed) is more desirable than sacrifice.

c.  Humble walk with God (Love God.)

Psalm 51:16-17 -- Humility is more important than sacrifice.

D.  Both intentional and habitual is required (Matthew 23:23).


III.  Worship always involves both revelation and response.

A.  Isaiah 6:1-8

1.  Revelation - Holiness of God -- High and Exalted / Pure and Undefiled

2.  Response - "Woe is me!" -- Sinfulness of Man

3.  Revelation - Mercy in action. God acts on behalf of the sinner.

4.  Response - Humbly receives the mercy of God.

5.  Revelation - Reveals his will

6.  Response - "Here am I. Send me." -- Romans 12:1; Luke 1:38

B.  Jesus as a buddy? -- Balance of Law and Gospel is required.

C.  Key concept throughout Scripture.

1.  Deuteronomy 6:4,5

2.  Ten Commandments

3.  Romans 12:1

4.  John 4:24

5.  1 John 4:7-8

D.  God is the subject and object of our worship.

E.  Designing a worship experience

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