Singing Songs Isn’t Worship

This is aimed at children’s ministry, but has implications for us all.

 

If worship were simply singing songs, much of the New Testament wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense. For example…

Romans 12:1 (NIV) Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

Hebrews 13:15 (NIV) Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

Continual singing? That doesn’t make sense. And how can we offer our bodies as a living sacrifice merely through song? There’s got to be more to the equation.

Read more: https://churchleaders.com/children/childrens-ministry-articles/330662-singing-songs-isnt-worship.html

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‘Our God Is an Awesome God’

Yes, I know, I’ve posted this video many times. Well, here’s another time. At Linda’s request, Our God Is an Awesome God, by Michael W. Smith. I love this video. I especially love the way the whole audience breaks into song as soon as they hear the first few chords. Kind of gives one hope, doesn’t it?

You may need to click on YOUTUBE to see it.

Southern Gospel Medley – Praise To His Name

The Imminent Decline of Contemporary Worship Music: Eight Reasons

Some good thoughts, but over-generalization. Read the wide variety of comments, too.

https://secondnaturejournal.com/the-imminent-decline-of-contemporary-worship-music-eight-reasons/

Psalm 45 – Fairest of All – by Shane & Shane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCTFpPmQyHQ

Keith & Kristyn Getty – My Worth Is Not In What I Own (Lyric Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05jKxv8ApuI

Modernized Hymns: Hymns, or Contemporary Songs with Old Words?

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/ponderanew/2016/07/05/modernized-hymns-hymns-or-contemporary-songs-with-old-words/