In January of 2012, I sat down with a group of worship pastors over dinner, and we told stories of moments where our hearts wanted to say or sing one thing but our lips delivered a different message—we committed worship heresy.
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“Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation.” “Oh, the wonderful cross. Bids me come and die…” Have you ever been a little uncomfortable singing about the cross? The cross is just an instrument, just a tree, a tool used by God to save us. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit saved us, not the cross.
Corporate singing on Sunday can easily turn into a spectator experience when people don't understand their role in the church body. We create worship together. It is a shared experience between our body and our Lord.
In celebration of our new album, Raging Strong, we gathered on March 22 for a night of worship at The Door in Deep Ellum.
When I think of worship, I naturally think of music, nature, service and the study of Scripture. But there is another kind of worship that is equally pleasing to the Lord. Habakkuk 2:20 says, “But the Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him.” Scripture teaches us to be silent before the Lord in reverence and holy fear.
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 There are many ways a parent can “train up a child,” but one of my favorite ways is to teach God’s Word through a melody. Even before my oldest son was born, I would sing the words of the old hymn "Before the Throne of God Above" at night, hoping somehow the truth in that song would make ...
Singing is a biblical command. The psalms are filled with the obligation (Ps. 66: “Shout for joy, all the earth; sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise”). But even the New Testament takes up this duty: Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
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