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Modern Worship – What it is and What it Isn’t

woman worshiping GodModern Christian worship… what is it?

Psalm 149:3-4 (NKJV) 3 Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. 4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

Well, there really isn’t a definition. But there are many opinions!

Today’s “contemporary” churches have ideas as to what worship is, as do the more traditional churches. Everyone has their ideas, preferences and opinions as to what “worship” really is. But let’s talk about all of these and see what kind of conclusion we come to.

Let me state right up front that I absolutely love music. I believe music is a vehicle that God can use to allow His spirit to flow and for His presence to be felt in a place. It doesn’t necessarily have to be music of Continue reading

Is the Church in Need of a Modern Day Reformation?

Modern Christian ChurchThere are so many things that are being done in the church that nobody has ever questioned.

We are all taught specific ways of praying, worshiping, etc. But how many of us ever stop doing those things long enough to ask God if what we were taught is correct or pleasing to Him?

We sing “songs of praise” to Him, but are we really praising Him with those songs? Do the words we sing really lift Him up and honor Him, or do they just speak out of emotion, or maybe even out of selfish motivation?

We “pray”, but are we really praying, or are we just spending time asking God for “stuff” that we want to see happen, without ever asking Him what He wants?

And we “plead the blood of Jesus” over so many things, but is this even scriptural? Is the blood of Jesus even Continue reading