Category Archives: Worship conflicts

Sovereign Ecclesiastical Consumers

Evangelicals need to affirm aggressively the necessary connection between faith in Christ and commitment to his church. Continue reading

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Do you worship God in spirit and truth?

  Jesus said, “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.”  (John 4:23)  Do you worship God in … Continue reading

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Un-sanitized Worship

If the psalmist, David applied for a staff position in our Churches and gave us his “diary of worship” to better understand his life, we might hesitate to give him serious consideration? We would at least want clarification on his imprecatory psalms. Is it possible that we have a lot to learn in our churches from this man after God’s own heart? Continue reading

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The power of music in the life of the Church

We tell people that our music ministry is guided by two non-negotiable factors. We sing lyrics that are faithful to Scripture and ask those who lead us to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. I think it is sinful for any member to demand that all of the music style conform to his or her tastes. Continue reading

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Question about forgiveness and reconciliation

Here’s a question I was asked in a piece I wrote for TheGospelCoalition:  What can you do when you feel a person has severely wronged you but the person simply doesn’t believe he has done anything wrong? In this case, … Continue reading

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Worship: more than singing and style

When I began pastoral ministry, all we needed was a one-armed person leading hymns to piano and/or organ accompaniment. This was the way most Churches were singing. And we sang the hymns of the faith. But I saw a big … Continue reading

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How does God want me to worship him?

What did Jesus mean when he said, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth”? Continue reading

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