Some trust in Presidents, some trust in kings, but we will trust in the name of the Lord, our God.
Corporate worship is not about getting some feeling. It’s about getting God.
Contrary to popular sentimentalism, we are not singing for “an audience of one.” While we do sing to worship our Savior, we also sing to rehearse the truth of the Gospel together and be sanctified by it.
Prayer is naturally one of the most spiritual things we can do as believers, so we don’t need to add anything extra to over-spiritualize it.
Our body naturally acts the way our hearts feel.
We tell ourselves it's all for the glory of God, but our true motivations are revealed by our disappointments.
“I worship God best when I’m singing on the stage.”
"One of the most intense times of worship I have ever experienced.” This caption came across my Instagram notifications a few weeks back. I never would have expected a picture of a young man standing in front of a mirror in his bathroom with a bewildered smirk on his face.
At first glance, the worship wars that once plagued the church seem to have died down. So it might be easy to chalk it all up to a problem from a bygone era. Until we walk out of a church service that didn’t meet our own standards. We have become professional critics of corporate worship.
Your imperfect church is God’s way of loving your idolatry out of you.