Sermons on Worship

Sermons on Worship

1 Samuel 1:21-28

In 1 Samuel 1:21-28 Hannah fulfills the vow that she made to God when she asked for a son. Though her vow entailed Samuel leaving the home and growing up in another city so that her mother would only be able to see him during the annual feasts, Hannah still, with great joy, gives thanks to God. God is worthy of thanksgiving and praise and Hannah, overwhelmed by the grace of God, considers nothing too much to give back to…

Hebrews 13:20-25

The author ends his letter with a glorious benediction. Pastor Grasso explains the purpose of benedictions in general and the significance of the one in the letter to the Hebrews.

Song of Songs 5:8-6:3

In Song of Songs 5:8-6:3 the Shulamite calls upon the daughters of Jerusalem to help her look for her beloved, but there is a problem: her apathy towards him has caused them to think he is nothing special.  In this passage the Shulamite praises her beloved to others causing them to want to seek this beloved as well.  As the Shulamite’s praise of her beloved causes others to seek him, so our praise of God to others causes others to…

Deuteronomy 23:1-18

Deuteronomy 23:1-18 shows that anyone who comes into the presence of God must be holy.  These laws restricting access to God and regulating holiness and purity remained in place until the coming of Christ who has so thoroughly cleansed his people that they now have perfect access into his presence.

Deuteronomy 12:1-28, Part 2

In Deuteronomy 12:1-28 Moses explains that God will choose to set His name in a particular place once the people of God have rest all around.  Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of this.  He is the King who gives rest to all of His people, and He is the place God has chosen to set His name, the fulfillment of everything represented by the temple in the Old Testament.  Not only this, but in the gospel these blessings also apply…

Deuteronomy 12:1-28, Part 1

Deuteronomy 12 is foundational for the worship of God for the Israelites. Here God promises to set His name in a particular place, which ends up being Jerusalem in the day of David. Pastor Grasso explains the significance of this central place for the worship of God, and the way it was fulfilled in Christ, such that now, the place God has set His name is Christ through the incarnation. If you want to come to God in worship it…