We completed a three-part series on worship this past Sunday at Laurel Canyon. In the age of so-called “worship wars,” the answer continues to be “back to the Bible.” That was our goal throughout this series.
Part 1: “Come Into His Presence”: Preparing For Worship
We all know what it means to prepare. Preparation played a vital role in the worship of God’s people in the Old Testament. But what about us? The New Testament contains some spectacular promises and assurances of our identity in Christ. But what is required of us as redeemed children of God under the new covenant of Christ, and what role does preparation continue to play?
Part 2: Scriptural Worship In The Age Of Entertainment
We live in a day and age where emotional stimulation is almost inseparably tied to entertainment. As a result, there are plenty of churches willing to survey their communities and offer whatever will bring in and keep the masses. But where does God’s revelation come in? Should we even be concerned with maintaining Scripture-based worship in the modern age? And if so, how should we go about it?
Part 3: Worship Which Is Worthy
There are many things done in the name of religion that could be described as “good.” But are they also “pleasing to God”? This sermon, using 1 Timothy 2:1-3 as its base, establishes that what we do in the work and worship of our God must not only be “good,” but also “pleasing” to Him. Using that framework as our ultimate standard, this study investigates six characteristics of worship which is worthy.
To God be the glory, great things He hath done.