Principles 2 – 4
Worship is something we do both individual and in community, in both habitual and intentional actions. Habitual, lifestyle worship is more important than our intentional actions of worship in religious settings. Individual worship and congregational worship should inform and strengthen one another.
II. Principle #2: Worship is something that we do both individually and in community.
A. We can also speak of worship both as an habitual part of our lives and as a specific, intentional action.
B. Where there is a radical disconnect, our worship is hypocrisy.
C. Example of prayer as being both intentional and habitual.
D. Confusions from word use
III. Principle #3: Habitual lifestyle worship is more important than our intentional actions of worship in religious settings.
1. Isaiah 1:10-18
2. Amos 5:21-24
3. Micah 6:6-8 (Jesus' teaching)
B. Same is true of the church today
C. Intentional actions of worship are to be tokens of the inner reality.
D. Hypocritical worship
IV. Principle #4: Individual worship and congregational worship inform and strengthen one another.
B. Because we have worshiped God as individuals, the gathering of worshipers is richer.
C. Because we have worshiped with the body of Christ, we become better worshipers as individuals.
D. Emphasis of corporate worship is on the clarity of the revelation.