Saturday, June 28, 2008

Worship to the Ends of the Earth

Below is a great article on worship I read on LifeWay's home page today. I encourage you to click the "more" link and read the entire article.

Worship to the Ends of the Earth
Written by Kenneth Hemphill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--What comes to mind when you think about worship? Do you think about something that occurs on Sunday morning, or do you think about the total context of your life? Do you “hear” worship in terms of Southern Gospel melodies, contemporary choruses, or a multiplicity of tongues with strange melodies?

Worship has, in some quarters, become an issue of controversy related to various styles of music. These debates about worship styles are simply another symptom of our spiritual myopia, which evaluates most church events or experiences in terms of what pleases or appeals to us. Worship is not about us! We are not the audience. God is both object and audience, and we are those who participate in worship through the offering of ourselves to the King.

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