FRESH: #3 Encountering the Holiness of God (Worship - Part 1)

Sermon Date: 
Jan 20 2019
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Sermon Outline for Further Study & Reflection

I. INTRODUCTION
a) Who is Able to Approach a Holy God? Anyone?
b) What is the Purpose of Worship (e.g., singing songs, sermons, etc.)?
c) What Does God Expect in our Worship? How Do We Know?

II. APPROACHING GOD - Old Covenant
a) God Summons the Redeemed Israelites (Part 1)
b) God Addresses Sins (Sin/Guilt Offering) (Part 1)
c) God Consecrates, Assembly Commits (Burnt Offering)
d) Assembly Responds in Thanksgiving (Grain Offering)
e) God & Assembly Partake in Sacred Covenant Meal (Peace Offering)
f) God Blesses and Sends out the Assembly

III. APPROACHING GOD – New Covenant
a) Call to Worship – Church Gathers Together (Part 1)
b) Prayer of Confession & Repentance – Christ Cleanses Sin (Forgiveness, Sanctification) (Part 1)
c) Christ Brings His Church into God’s Holy Presence (Spirit & Truth)
d) Church Responds in Prayer of Thanksgiving /Offering (Living Sacrifices)
e) Christ and His Church Partake in a Sacred Covenant Meal (Communion)
f) Christ Blesses and Sends His Church into the World (Great Commission /Benediction)

IV. WARNING APPROACHING GOD IN PROFANE/UNEXAMINED WAYS
a) “Strange Fire” – Leviticus 10:1-3
b) “Hypocrisy” – Acts 5:1-11
c) “Unworthy Manner” – 1 Corinthians 11:29-30
d) “Holy Discipline” – Hebrews 12:7-11

GROWING DEEPER IN REFLECTION & APPLICATION
1. In what ways did God speak directly to you through today’s message?
2. What prevents God from receiving anyone’s worship?
3. God calls you to be holy as He is holy. How is this possible?
4. How do you prepare during the week for Sunday corporate worship?
5. What steps in your faith walk do you need to apply to be a living sacrifice holy and pleasing to God (Romans 12:1-2)?

Let us come and bow down before our Maker,
Pastor Trevor