Two part series on Worship

hey folks,

this is a sermon series I just finished in our home church on worship.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/41849831″>I Believe in a Worshipping Church – May 6 2012</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/graemerattray”>Okotoks E Free</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

 

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/42283905″>I Believe in the Church Gathered – May 13 2012</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/graemerattray”>Okotoks E Free</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

enjoy

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4 thoughts on “Two part series on Worship

  1. So Solid Graeme! Thanks for sharing the Word and wrecking my brain again. This whole worship being such a self-less thing is so different then people often think about it. The potluck vs. banquet analogy is brilliant. In our culture that is so focused on the consumer, we come to church (come to worship) expecting, feeling entitled, to be ‘filled’. The sunday re-fill is what is supposed to get you spiritually through the week. So not how it is supposed to be. It does get me stoked to think about God smiling when the Church is doing what it is supposed to be doing. As people are offering up themselves as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. As people come to Church not just to take, but also to give. So rad.

    • thanks Tanner. You brought up a good point. There is a thought out there that the point of the gathering is to re-fill or recharge for the week. Is there truth to that or are we missing something?

  2. I think there is merit to it for sure. I mean, there is two sides to edification. Someone has to be the one being built up. I don’t think there is a problem going to church knowing you need to be built up by the community of believers around you. I don’t think that it is wrong to desire that either. I guess I just don’t think that it should be our focus, especially when we live in a culture that is so ‘me’ focused. I think you asked in your sermon ‘How many came to church expecting to give this morning?’. I think most would not have raised their hands, including me. So maybe as a Church in the culture we are in here, we need to push ourselves more to the side of always looking to give, knowing that we are going to drift into expecting to receive as well? I guess that’s what Im thinking.

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