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Morning Worship October 8, 2023

  • Morning Worship October 8, 2023

"The Novelty of Worship: Rest"

Speaker: Pastor Kevin Cox

Central Passage: Deuteronomy 12:1-32


  • Thesis: Worshipping the God of the Bible is novel. He sets the terms, and His terms give us rest and peace, a peace that the world has not known since before Adam plunged the world into sin. Proper worship is a restoration of how we rightly and prosperously relate to God and His creation.
  1. The Substance of the Commands
    • Be Careful to do these commands (12:1; cf. 12:14, 28)
    • Destroy the pagan places of worship (12:2-3); you shall not worship your God like that (12:4).
    • Remember the sanctity of life (12:16, 23-25).
    • Seek out the place that Yahweh will choose; go there (12:5, 11a, 13, 26b)
      • Connection: Don't forsake the Levite (12:19)
  2. The Point of the Commands: Rest (12:1, 4-7, 9, 12, 18, 20, 28)
  3. Conclusion:
    • What are you resting in? Where do you find your rest? What are the bags we bring with us to worship that cause us to be restless before God?
    • Be annihilated by God (Psalm 119:89-91)
    • Be renewed in your rest.