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Playing with ALL the Pieces

July 12, 2020 Speaker: Rev. Ryan C. Manners Series: Pastor Ryan Preaching Series

Topic: Re-Calibration of Worship Passage: Luke 4:14–4:21

       Worship in the Word                   Rev. Ryan C. Manners

                “Playing with All the Pieces”   (Luke 4:14-21)    

  • While previously conditioned­ to believe that the ‘physical weekend gathering was an absolute necessity for the advancement of the Gospel, God has since shown us that in actuality, it is really more of a privileged component!    (Luke 4:16; Hebrews 10:25; 13:14; Acts 2:1; 8:1b; 12:12; Daniel 1:1-2; Matthew 16:18)
  • The temporary removal of the Queen, allows for the re-calibration of our worship to strategically adopt a church model that plays with ‘ALL’ the pieces”! (Daniel 4:28-37; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ephesians 4:11-12; Psalm 115; 137)
  • God has/can/will use cultural crisis as a catalyst for producing a more inclusive expression of worship! (Daniel 1:1-2; 4:28-37; John 4:23-24; Psalm 137)
    • Synagogue Evolution – Created new local leadership roles.
    • Extended worship/ministry centers to local villages.
    • More inclusive worship focus & methods – singing, reading scripture, prayer
  • Jesus participated in the new form of Synagogue worship so that He could point us towards the ministry of the Messiah that was to happen all throughout the week! (Luke 4:16-21; Isaiah 58; 61:1-2; Matthew 11:5)
    • Proclaiming & demonstrating good news to the poor! – (Isaiah 58:6-7)
    • Bringing liberty to the captives – spiritually & emotionally (John 8:31-36; Luke 11:21-22)
    • Bringing sight to the blind – physically and spiritually – (John 9:25; Matthew 11:5)
    • Healing services – Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King! – (Matthew 15:21-28)
    • Casting out demons – “Soul Care (Matthew 8:28-34)
    • Sharing the imminent return of the Messiah – (Matthew 24:36-44)
  • God didn’t first form the church and then assign it a mission, but rather He formed the church FOR the mission! (John 3:16-17; Matthew 28:18-20)
  • The local churches that adopt a missional game plan of ‘playing with ALL of the pieces’ will have the most impact on the Kingdom, post-pandemic!

        (Luke 4:18-19; Acts 3:6-7; 4:32-35; 5:41-42; 6:7; Philippians 4:14-19)

  • The favorable year of the Lord ushers in the Day of Vengeance of our God!           (Luke 4:19; Isaiah 61:2b; 63; Matthew 24:14; Psalm 32:6)
  • Does your missional game plan involve a mindset of “playing with all the pieces” or does it still revolve around the Queen?


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