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Recovering Worship in Our Religion Part 2

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Jesus has come to reclaim our hearts in worship.

Sermon Notes


Luke 2:34-35

Matthew 12:1-14, Mark 2:22-3:6

Detach: We detach God and his goodness from his commands, character. We make the Bible, theological truths, commands, and practices ends instead of means for communion. in and of themselves. Mark 2:27 And he said to them, "The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. Matthew 12:10 “Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath?”

Equate: We equate conformity and completion with communion with God. We think if we do it like everyone else we have worshipped. If we simply complete a task we have worshipped.

Attach: We attach our personal significance to our work and views instead of the work of Christ. Therefore we attach more rules that are unbiblical to show how serious I am. I am a good person because I have the right doctrine, right belief, or right practice.

Tear Down: We tear down others who don’t view things the same way or do things the same way. See Galatians 5:19-21—especially verse 20.

Harden: We harden our hearts to people who don’t do what we do, or see thing the way we see things. We replace compassion and care with judgmental thinking.

Main Idea: Jesus has come to reclaim our hearts in worship

1. The Trap is Set

2. The Trap is Sprung

Isaiah 1:11-17

Isaiah 58:6-14

3. The Trap Snatches

Psalm 7:12-16

Link: Link God and his goodness to his character and commands. Psalm 119:68 You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.

In the Spirit. Walk in the Spirit, through reaffirming your trust in Christ for your standing with God, confessing sin, asking for help. Galatians 2:20; 5:22-23

Focus: Focus on love, service, and compassion. Luke 6:9 And Jesus said to them, "I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?"

Express: Express your love to God more than your fear of failing him or yourself. The first and greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength (Matthew 22:37)

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