Sun, 14 February 2010
February 14, 2010
Learning to Dance in the Holy
Love Feast: Dancing at the Table
Dance: The way I am using the word in this sermon does not reference social activities. I am not talking about ballroom dancing, etc. I am limiting the use of the word to reflect on expressions of reverence and that is why I say “Learning to Dance in the Holy” is so very important for believers. Today I will be talking about what we do together. The spontaneity of the dance (last week) is enhanced by the steps of our liturgy. Learning the steps of liturgy is what the book of Leviticus is about. It is also what the early believers did. You see, there are very distinctive steps in the Christian’s dance (worship, liturgy).
Liturgy: That which is found in public worship (ritual).
All along the way we must continue to ask ourselves a simple question, “What inspires our dance?” Why do we do what we do when we gather for worship? There really are a lot of good reasons.
Point 1: Learning the Steps of Worship, Leviticus
Leviticus 16 Day of Atonement
Point 2: Steps of the Early Church
Point 3: Dancing at the Table
1 Corinthians 11: The Love Feast
Leviticus Outline: NLT Study Bible
1-7 The Offering System
8-10 The Institution of the Priesthood
11-15 Regulations Pertaining to Purity
16 The Day of Atonement
17-26 Expressions of Holiness in the Community
27 Regulations Pertaining to Vows and Tithes