John 4:24 Re-Examined: Worship in Spirit and in Truth

John 4:24 Re-Examined: Worship in Spirit and in Truth

Jesus talked with a Samaritan woman at a well about her life, about God, about the Messiah, and about worship. He told her, “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24). I’ve thrown this verse around a lot...
Do You Know Why the Church is Supposed to Sing?

Do You Know Why the Church is Supposed to Sing?

It may seem strange to many people that we gather up on Sundays to sing songs. They may think, “I don’t particularly like to sing.” Or, “I’m not a good singer; I can’t imagine singing in public like that, where other people can hear...
What is Vain Worship?

What is Vain Worship?

In Mark 7:7 Jesus quoted Isaiah, saying, “In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” But what did Jesus mean about worshiping in vain? I’ve heard many people explain that “vain worship” is worshiping God...
What We Need to Change to Make Worship More Enjoyable

What We Need to Change to Make Worship More Enjoyable

For many Christians, the worship assembly feels like a “duty,” in the worst sense of the word. Coming to the worship assembly is something they feel they must do, but not something they enjoy doing. This has left many saying, “It shouldn’t be...
When Our Congregational Singing Becomes Wrong

When Our Congregational Singing Becomes Wrong

If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any time at all, you know I am a firm believer in congregational singing in the worship assembly. I believe it is biblical and I believe it is beneficial. But I also believe our congregational singing can become wrong if...

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