Lingering in Worship: Building

Lingering in Worship: Building Sermon Audio Here

Ezra 3:1-11; 1 Peter 2:4-10

There’s a lot of new buildings going up in our little town; as the foundations are being laid, we can start to determine the intended use of the building. Can we do this for our own lives?

What Is Faith FOR?

Focus on the Foundation of Faith ~ Ezra 3:1-3, 6-7, 10-11

  • 1/3 they start building the altar right away
  • 6/7 they worship BEFORE the temple is completed
  • 10 “took their places” – what is YOUR place in worship?
  • 11 Praise for the Foundation of Faith (USE VS 11 TO CLOSE)

Function of the Foundation of Faith ~ 1 Peter 2:4-10

  • 4 GOD is doing the building, not us
  • 5 we offer worship THROUGH Christ
  • 6/8 because the whole POINT of worship is to TRUST CHRIST
  • 9 we receive these blessings TO DECLARE CHRIST
  • 10 Just like God’s people in Ezra, we have received undeserved mercy: why? Call back to Ezra 3:11

“With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: ‘He is good; his love to Israel endures forever.’” We Praise God for the Foundation of Faith… because we CAN Praise God!

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