“JUBILEE MAKEOVER – Conclusion” [Passionate Worship]
REVIEW/INTRO: This morning we’re going to conclude our Jubilee Makeover series by focusing once again on Passionate Worship. What is passionate worship? What if I don’t particularly like to sing? Worship is passing the obedience test out of reverence for God, which generally involves sacrifice of some type (Gen. 22:5). Worship is the act of showing reverence to God.
Two pictures of passionate worship:
- David when recovering the ark of God (2Sam. 6). On which side of the worship window are you? Spectator or Participator? Critic or Practitioner?
- A leper who was cleansed returned to give glory to God (Lk. 17:12-19). Which leper are you?
I. JESUS WORSHIPS GOD WHEN TEMPTED BY THE DEVIL (Matt. 4:8-11).
- Worshiping God includes resisting the devil’s temptations!
- Worshiping God is also serving God!
- The results of Jesus’ worship – the devil left Him and angels came and ministered to Him (v. 11)! Do you want those results? Than worship God! Serve God! Resist the devil’s temptations!
II. TWO PRIORITIES FOR CORPORATE WORSHIP (1Cor. 14).
- Edification of the church as a whole over edification of the individual (vv. 3-5, 12, 17, 26).
- Understanding of the church as a whole over mysterious personal expression (vv. 1-2, 6-11, 16, 18-19).
- Corporate edification generally requires corporate understanding (vv. 32-33, 40).
CONCLUSION: It’s not about you, but about Him and us! When it comes to corporate worship, let’s maintain the two priorities of: 1. Edification (of the church over edification of the individual) and 2. Understanding (of the church as a whole over mysterious personal expression).