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Life-Changing Worship (2 of 3)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
September 11, 2005
We're thinking this morning about Life-Changing Worship! And the book God gave us to teach us more about worship is the Old Testament book of Psalms. So take God's Word and join me in Psalm 95.
When was the last time you experienced life-changing worship? I mean .. there was such an awareness and awe of the presence and power of God .. that you walked away changed!
Your perspective on your problems changed! Your participation in Bible study changed! Your passion toward the things of God changed! Your purpose on earth changed! Your pursuit of seeing the lost saved, changed! The sign that you have truly worshipped on Sunday is a changed life on Monday!
When you worship God ... you cannot help but change because you become like the object of your worship! No wonder God says in Exodus 20.4, "You shall not make for yourself any carved image ... " Verse 5, "you shall not bow down to them nor serve them" ... because you become like the object of your worship. You worship the things of the world and you'll become worldly. You worship God and you'll become godly! Worship changes lives!
So .. when was the last time you experienced life-changing worship? For life-changing worship to take place in our lives ... we must discover The Audience of Worship .... we must understand The Act of Worship and then we can enjoy The Atmosphere of Worship.
Now last Sunday from the Word of God we discovered ..
(1) The Audience of Worship.
Colossians 3.16, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."
Now in Colossians 3.16 ... Paul explains that when it comes to the audience of worship ... there is the primary audience and the secondary audience. The primary audience is "to the Lord." God is the primary audience ... He is ...
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