Lifesong Church
Sundays Are For Going To God’s House
August 16, 2020

Sundays Are For Going To God’s House

August 16, 2020

LifeSong Church

Series: They Lied To Me About Church

Part 2 – “People Matter Most To God”

THE LIE – SUNDAYS ARE FOR GOING TO GOD’S HOUSE.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1 (NKJV) page 993

WHERE DOES THE BIBLE SAY “GOD’S HOUSE” IS?

  • In the Old Testament, God appeared in a .

And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. 9 According to all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its furnishings, just so you shall make it.

Exodus 25:8-9 (NKJV) page 136

    • There is no mention of God at a dwelling place until Exodus 23.
    • God allowed the people a “” presence in the form of the Tabernacle and the Temple.
    • These places were very ornate and very “”. (The Sanctuary!)
  • In the New Testament, God dwells in his People.

the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he lives with you and he will be in you. John 14:17 (NCV) 1808

Don’t you know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16 (NCV) 1931

    • The worship of God becomes a focus.
    • Worship moves from to private .
    • The presence of God is within the believer’s life.

THE SABBATH (SUNDAY) WAS GOD’S FOCUS ON PEOPLE.

  • Worship is definitely focus of the Sabbath.
  • Equally (if not more) important was the emphasis on “”.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work:…For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it. Exodus 20:8-11(NKJV) page 129

  • So why do most churches have an service?
    • We are more dedicating the worship of God to a day and a place.
    • It’s easy for our focus to be on and .
  • Why LifeSong?

Mary had a little lamb. It would have been a sheep. But it went and joined a Baptist Church and died from lack of sleep!

THEN WHY MEET FOR CHURCH AT ALL?

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:25 (NLT) page 2094

  • For our and .
  • To provide an environment for our friends to the message of Jesus AND to the Church in worship.
  • To adjust our focus to God’s focus – !

Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made to meet the needs of people, and not people to meet the requirements of the Sabbath.

Mark 2:27 (NLT) page 1663

 

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