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by Michael Catt Isaiah 1:12-17 I. For many, the issue is not worship, but defending false worship. a. Some are guilty of the worship of Cain. b. Some are guilty of Samaritanism. c. Some are guilty of worshiping tradition. d. Some are guilty of soulish worship that is not spiritual. e. Some are guilty of
“What does real worship look like? There have never been more options in worship style than today. There is the sacred silence of the Quakers; the stately pageantry of Catholics and Episcopalians; the unpredictable emotionalism of old-line Pentecostals; the predictable order of traditional Baptists and Presbyterians and Methodists; the creative and experimental openness of contemporary churches. This is not an exhaustive analysis, but the truth is clear; in American Christianity today, it’s not “one-size-fits-all.”
“Many churches are changing their worship styles in order to accommodate “church growth.” In other words, their worship is “seeker-sensitive” and “client-centered” (to borrow a phrase from the business world). Worship for these churches is all about connecting with the unchurched and the unsaved. The first question these church leaders as is, “How do I connect the message of the gospel with those who need it most?”
“Then there are those churches which believe that the first question to be asked about worship is, “What does God desire of us? How can we glorify and honor Him in our worship?” In these churches, worship is not designed primarily to attract outsiders; it is done to glorify God. Evangelism is a by-product of God-centered worship in these churches, not the primary purpose for gathering and worship.
“The Lord does not want [us] to either remain floating in the eddies of tradition or to ride the wave of “what’s happening now.” He wants us to look into His word, listen to His voice, and follow His leading. The greatest challenge to the 21st century church is not style, but substance. It is not the “order” of the worship, but the “ardor” of the worship. It is not the choreography of the platform team, but the “perichoresis” or sacred dance of the Holy Trinity, moving in freedom in our times of corporate worship."
- Alan Day
Josh McDowellwww.beyondbelief.com Many fear that our young people’s greatest threat is illegal drugs, alcohol, bad influences, promiscuous sex, or godless media. While these things are a danger and we need to fear what our kids could be tempted to do, we need to be more concerned with what our kids are led to believe. Consider
– Martin Lloyd-Jones A commentary on John 17 that offers great assurance when discouraged, anxious or uncertain. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.
When I was eight years old, I saw something that I could not discern whether serious or comical. I was with my father who was helping a friend clear some property in order to build a house. This man was a hunter and raised beagles. Although I had grown accustomed to their constant howls and
Okay, I know your deacons will never go for it. I know the little old lady with the ingrown toenail expects you to be at her outpatient surgery. I know all the excuses about how the devil never takes a day off. Forget all that and hang with me for a moment. First of all,
Are You Sleeping Well?—Psalm 3 How well we sleep sometimes indicates how much we really trust the Lord. David said, “I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me” (v. 5). You may say, “I can do that anytime.” But what if you’d been where David was? He was fleeing from his