This past weekend at at Eastbrook Church I concluded our series, “Roots,” on certain non-negotiable characteristics of the church, and Eastbrook Church in particular as we celebrate 40 years. This final weekend took us into an exploration of worship based in Psalm 96:9. I admit that I still love the way that the King James Version states it:
O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Rooted in this idea, I explored how worship is both a gathering and a lifestyle, how worship is rooted in the Triune God, and leads us into the extravagance of eternity around God’s throne. Some folks know that started out in ministry through music and worship ministry, so this is admittedly close to my areas of greatest passion and concern for the contemporary church.
You can watch my message from this past weekend and follow along with the message outline below. You can also engage with the entire series here or download the Eastbrook mobile app for even more opportunities for involvement.
“O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.” (Psalm 96:9)
Worship is a response to the Only Awesome God (Acts 2:42-47)
- God and His activity
- Our response to God and His activity
Worship is a gathering and a lifestyle (Acts 2:46-47; 3:1)
- The worship gathering
- Gathered In
- Around the Word
- Around the Table
- Sent Out
- The worship lifestyle
Worship is centered in the Triune God (Ephesians 1:3, 13-14)
- Father – blessing the One who blesses us
- Son – praising the One who purchases us
- Holy Spirit – savoring the One who seals us
Worship is an extravagant echo of eternity (Revelation 4:2-11)
- The extravagance of God
- The extravagance of worship