Preached on 5-31-2105
The Issues Raised:
Ritual and Relationship
Obedience and Devotion
Obligation and Worship
I. The Question of Relationship
II. The Pretense of False Worship
III. The Content of True Worship
IV. Relational Obedience
A. Obedience must move beyond mere observance of certain actions, but rather embrace the biblical values that move you to do what you do.
B. Obedience must be filtered through a desire to know Christ.
C. When people see worship as obligatory, then any higher priority will become its substitute.
D. Obedience without relationship is obligatory compliance - which quickly leads to fatigue and failure.