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Life Changing Worship
Ernest L. Easley
As you are turning to Colossians 3 .. I want to ask you a question: when was the last time you experienced life-changing worship? I mean, there was such an awareness and awe of His presence, such an atmosphere of His presence .. that your life was changed!
I'm afraid that we worship our work .. work at our play .. and play at our worship and then wonder why we miss a life-changing worship experience! In fact .. the sign that we have truly worshipped on Sunday is a changed life on Monday!
Well for the next couple of Sundays, that's what I want to talk to you about: Life Changing Worship! Worship that changes lives! Worship that cleanses hearts! Worship that results in a passion for God .. a passion for holiness, a passion for God's Word, a passion for souls!
Worship that impacts our homes, impacts our church, impacts our culture! I'm talking about life-changing worship! Now you say, ''Pastor, I've been attending worship for years without any real life changes.'' Do you know why so many people attend worship each week and why so few of them experience life changing worship? Often times it's because they attend worship for the wrong reasons!
It's like those three men who walked out of worship one Sunday morning discussing the pastor's message. The first man said, ''I didn't like it. He read it.'' The second man said, ''I didn't like it either. He didn't even read it well.'' The third man said, ''I didn't like it either. It wasn't worth reading.'' Rather than 3 godly men they were 3 grumpy men. There seems to always be a grumpy in the group. The seven dwarfs had a great life working in a diamond mine and whistling as they worked. Yet, one was named Grumpy!
Now I can hear somebody say, ''Now Brother Ernest, we don't need to get carried away.'' The only time a lot of Baptist get carried away is when the undertaker comes for their body and they get carried away! Besides, it's much easier to cool ...
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