Authentic Worship and Revival

I preached yesterday on Mark 12:13-27, where we examined the “Why?” of life. “Why do we exist?” “Why did God create us as a species, as a church, and as individuals?”

Our answer: for authentic worship.

In Mark 12:13-27, we identified two elements of authentic worship:
1. Giving to God what is rightfully his, by faith in Jesus
2. Knowing God’s Word and God’s Power

We ended with giving four options for a person, church, or community:
1. Absence of Knowledge or Power = Spiritual deception/death
2. Knowledge – Power = Dead Orthodoxy
3. Power – Knowledge = Fanatacism
4. Knowledge + Power = Revival

We then defined revival:
“A great swell of authentic worship of God through Christ in a person, church, or community.”

We ended with a prayer that we might see revival breakout on all three levels:
1. “In my heart”
2. “In our church”
3. “In our community”

Join me in praying that the living God be pleased to send us revival as we magnify Jesus and his Gospel in word and deed!

 

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About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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