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Gathered to Worship

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Four unique and unparalleled blessings of the Lord’s day gathering.

Sermon Notes

Central Theme: Four unique and unparalleled blessings of the Lord’s day gathering

1. The Lord’s day gathering is the earthly manifestation of God’s heavenly purpose.

  • 1 Peter 2:9-10
  • Hebrews 12:22-28
  • For Further Study—Revelation 5:4-11, Revelation 7:11-19, Revelation 22:4

2. The Lord’s day gathering forges the unity of the community under Christ.

  • The whole community hears the same message (Acts 2:42)
  • The whole community unites its voice in praise (Acts 2:46-47)
  • The whole community unites its voice in prayer (Acts 4:23)
  • The whole community tackles challenges and opportunities (Acts 6)
  • The whole community rallies in crisis (Acts 12:5)
  • The whole community is discipled in worship (Acts 2:42, 1 Timothy 4:13)

3. The Lord’s day gathering brings the fullest conviction of the gospel for non-Christians

  • Non-Christians see self-less love (John 13:35)
  • Non-Christians see supernatural unity (John 17:21)
  • Non-Christians see an undeniable testimony of the truth and power of the gospel (1 Corinthians 14:23-25, Acts 2:46-47)

4. The Lord’s day gathering every individual the fullest view of Christ and his calling.

  • Each individual beholds the fullest expression of the glory of Christ
  • Each person fulfills his/her priestly function. (1 Peter 2:9-10, Romans 12, Hebrew 10:22-25)

Application

  • Anticipation
  • Participation
  • Implementation

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