When it comes to baseball, we know the player is practicing hitting, even when he strikes out. But when it comes to faith, we sometimes think a slipup is a sign that his heart isn't in it at all.
No, it's not a performance; worship is far more significant than a performance – it's an offering to God.
While CENI alone results in a primitive and immature form of rote religion that may well miss the main point of all scripture and life itself, to eliminate CENI is to adopt a form of lawlessness that leads away from a holy God who has always given instruction, expected diligent study, application of reason, and yes, obedience.
If our goal is merely to stop sinning, we will find that we cannot achieve it. Likely, we will slip deeper and deeper as though mired in quicksand.
SOME PROFESSED CHRISTIANS WILL BOW BEFORE THE LORD FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE DAY OF JUDGMENT. While our worship need not be a mere public display of emotion and sensationalism, I cannot help but believe that our restrained tradition is lacking something significant.
Our imminently present and continually good God compels our heartfelt worship on a daily basis rather than only on a Sunday basis. For our rich heritage of a cappella music to endure, it must be as dear to us as is the gospel itself.
Music awakens and unleashes the spirit in humanity; it is the glue that fuses intellect with emotion, message with meaning, and precept with praise.
When man is blessed to gain a glimpse of the glory of God, he cannot help but fall down and worship. Because of the very nature of who He is, we stand in awe; compelled by the immensity of His incomprehensible love, we yield our all.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 JESUS IS THE WAY. He is the answer to life’s great riddle. People continually search for a path to follow, a way toward better things. It’s in man’s very nature. Academics, … Continue reading Jesus is the way
"For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised" 2 Corinthians 5:14,15 God has richly blessed me … Continue reading Jesus meets my deepest need