The Proclamation of God’s Word as Worship

Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-8
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 14, 2014

Have you ever been to a church when after the time of singing they say, “Now that we are done with worship, we will listen to God’s Word.”  Reading, proclaiming and listening to God’s Word IS worship.

Another feature in the contemporary church is an emphasis upon one’s personal relationship with the Lord, which includes personal Bible reading and prayer.  We are all for people building their personal relationship with the Lord, but sometimes people fail to recognize the emphasis Scripture places upon our corporate relationship to the Lord.  Yesterday I saw an article, “Why personal devotions are not enough.”  God has commanded us to read and proclaim Scripture when we are together.   He speaks to us in a special way when we are gathered together.

In this sermon we will continue our series in worship as we consider what the Bible says about the corporate reading and proclamation of God’s Word.

Posted on December 14th, 2014 | Permalink