The Liberty And Latitude In Praise And Worship by Ronnie Floyd

SERIES ON PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Sermon #3
"THE LIBERTY AND LATITUDE IN PRAISE AND WORSHIP"
2 Corinthians 3:1-18

INTRODUCTION: Repeat Pledge to the U.S. Flag. "With liber-
ty and justice for all."
Liberty means to be free-We are free people, however, we are
responsible for our choices.
We not only have liberty, but latitude which is a permitted
freedom of actions. There are boundaries within freedom!
Ill: Free to kill, but not without paying the consequences.
App: In Praise and worship there must be liberty and lati=
tude, however, there also must be boundaries.
Ill: Some churches one would h-av, to ice skate down- the
aisles to be saved. Dead. Stiff!
Explanation of Text: Speaking of the Mosaic law! Even as
Moses saw the Lord face to face and his countenance demon-
strated that glorious event, the Holy Spirit nows gives us
even a greater glory.
Defines Worship: (18) 1. Unveiled face-confront the living L.
2. Mirror the glorified Christ.
3. Changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ.
Worship is a spiritual event!
Verse 18 cannot and will not take place until verse 17 occurs.
The Spirit's presence results in liberty in Praise and Worship
Understanding this text, let's evaluate this text to under-
stand our subject a little more!
1. THE REASONS WHY LIBERTY DOES NOT EXIST IN PRAISE AND
WORSHIP.
1. Religious tradition
Exp: Text: "letter" is the "law" "veil"-religious Tra.
Ill: Dr. Roy Fish-one element from revival-- " "
App: Some of us are more bound to our past than the
Word of God. Much of our tradition may be good
but some may also be harmful. Do you respond
according to tradition or Word of God?
Read Verse 16!
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2. Pride-selfishness-me-centered rather than God-centered.
Circumstances determine worship rather than J.C.
2. Hidden Sins-Unconfessed sins in our lives will strangle
the Spirit to death in worship. Anger, resent-
ment, bitterness, broken relationships, will
kill corportate worship in no time.
Confess those sins, re ...


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