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Life-Changing Worship (3 of 3)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
September 18, 2005
We are picking up where we left off last Sunday learning about Life-Changing Worship! When we gather for worship ... and we come here with a holy awe and awareness of the presence and power of God .. our worship will become life-changing! I'm talking about the kind of worship that changes our perspective on our problems. The kind of worship that changes our passion for the things of God. Again .. the proof that you've worshipped on Sunday is a changed life on Monday!
Now take your Bible and join me once again in Old Testament book of Psalms ... God's worship manual. And once there .. turn please to Psalm 101. Now for the last couple of Sundays .. we've been learning about Life-changing worship! That when we become engaged in worship then our walk will be energized. After all ... we become like the object that we worship. God made us that way so that we might become like Him! When you worship the things of the world .. you become worldly. But when you worship God .. you become godly! So .. which is it? Are you becoming more like the world or more like God?
So .. what's involved in experiencing Life-Changing Worship? Well .. we've seen that it begins with ..
(1)The Audience of Worship.
Life-changing worship begins by understanding the audience of worship! Listen again to 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."
Paul tells us that the primary audience of worship is "to the Lord." And the secondary audience of worship are the saints, "teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs." It's as we worship the Lord that we teach one another the Word of God! Now if that's not enough ... we're told in Psalm 40.3 that when those without forgiveness and freedom SEE us ...
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