Worship in Freedom
Hey to all of you. I've been reading the New Testament this summer, for 90 days, and today's reading was from Hebrews 8-10. As a worship leader, this passage spoke to me about why people often refuse to worship and live in freedom.
You can check it here. I hope it gives you some food for thought.
Chapters 8-10? Or was is Hebrews 8:10?
Hebrews 8-10 ... three chapters. Awesome stuff there!
Originally Posted by fmckinnon
It's a lot to think about.
The whole freedom aspect is something many Christians struggle with. Satan has a grip on believers because they don't claim the freedom that Christ has. They don't release the sin and guilt. They say the prayers and know the cliches, throw some Amen!'s in for good measure, but don't get to the place of living the most powerful weapon against Satan- the freedom.
Then we wonder why so many of us get laughed at by the world- on one hand, we tout we have Jesus, but on the other hand, we act the same way as the 'sinners' do with worldly behavior and lifestyles.
It's good to be reminded it's not the rituals and the songs and the version of the Bible we use that brings us this freedom.
My wife gets the Kennith Hagin newsletters and many articles cover this subject. We can only experience the power of Christ over the world when we begin to walk in the freedom of Christ. Only then will we see miracles, healing, deliverance from demons, and other supernatural Kingdom forces at work. We can't do that as long as we are holding fast to ritualistic religion.
Of course, there is balance. Certain traditions and rituals are necessary for remembrance and preserving history. But idolizing the rituals and traditions is what turns a church from a movement to a monument.
Love your thoughts on the placement for traditions in our gatherings. It is a tough line to walk, as leaders, to validate those traditions without venerating them. I think that is a struggle for all of us who lead.
Originally Posted by Mike on Bass