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March 20, 2016

The Priority of Piety

I. Preliminary Considerations About Worship

Ephesians 2:20

Romans 12:1,2

2 Corinthians 8:3

Philippians 4:10, 14-16

A. Change

Principles of Changing – John MacArthur

  1. Recognize that spiritual life takes precedence over structure.
  2. Be open to the Holy Spirit.
  3. Procedure follows needs.

B. Worship

II. Proprietary Consideration About Worship

Ephesians 1:4-6

1 Peter 2:5, 9

A. Nature of Worship

Terms

  • Proskuneo – bow
  • Sebomai – fear
  • Latreuo – service

Romans 15:16

Romans 15:27

Acts 13:2-3

Romans 12:1-2

B. Character of Worship

Romans 12:1

James 1:27

C. Corporate Worship

Acts 2:46

Acts 20:7

1 Corinthians 16:2

Acts 2:46

Acts 12:12

Colossians 4:15

Romans 16:5

D. Effect of Worship

1 Corinthians 14:26

1 Thessalonians 5:11

E. Practice of Worship

F. Centrality of the Word

Acts 2:42

God’s Word read and proclaimed.

He is heard.

Acts 6:7

Acts 6:4

1 Thessalonians 2:13

Reading

1 Timothy 4:13

Colossians 4:16

Preaching

Acts 6:4

Acts 20:7

1 Timothy 4:13

2 Timothy 4:2

G. PRAYER AND SONG

Prayer – both public and private

Acts 2:42

Philippians 4:6

1 Timothy 2:1

Praises

Romans 1:25

Romans 9:5

2 Corinthians 11:31

Ephesians 1:3

Romans 11:36

Song

James 5:13

Colossians 3:16

Acts 16:25

H. OFFERING

2 Corinthians 9:15

Stewardship

2 Corinthians 8:9

Measure of our Giving

2 Corinthians 8:5

1 Corinthians 16:2

2 Corinthians 8:2

2 Corinthians 9:11

2 Corinthians 8:2-4

2 Corinthians 8:11-12

2 Corinthians 9:7

Method

1 Corinthians 16:2

Reward

Philippians 4:17

2 Corinthians 9:10

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