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The Fire of the Church (7 of 8)
Series: Back to the Basics
Today we are talking about "The Fire of the Church". I believe the fire of the church is worship. I believe everything else, all the other purposes of the church, feed off of worship, what happens in worship. So I want you to look at a passage this morning you will find in Hebrews 10:19. We are coming soon to the end of this series, "Back To The Basics". Maybe only one more message or so, but today we are talking about the fire of the church.
And I want us to look closely at this passage. We are going to break it down. We are going to examine it. We are going to look at some of the meanings of the word in the original languages and understand what worship is, but more importantly, how important worship is to you. We are going to see some exciting things that God has given us in the privilege of worship.
Hebrews 10:19-25 (NIV) "Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
You know even the secular world is beginning to understand the value of religious worship. On January 17, 2005 the edition of Time came out with several articles about the value of religious worship. And in a study done by sociologists and psychologists and scientists, they found that people who attended re ...
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