Definitive command of Scripture
Ps 95-99/1Peter 1-2
95:6-9 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did.
2:1-5 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
OT Flash Points
The definitive command of Scripture:
Come – to the Command-Giver
Other specific commands:
Sing – a new song to the Lord
Give – to the Lord
Worship – the Lord
Tell – all the nations
Exalt – the Lord
WHY? – FOR HE IS HOLY
NT Flash Points
The S’s – Salvation, Submission, Suffering, Surprise
Live as servants of God submitting to one another
Loving each other because you have been born into the Family and He is building Himself a house
He is building a Household for Himself
Expanding Himself into a Household
How do you fit?
Clarify your functions and responsibilities – Love Him and love the others in the Household