Genre and style are two of the most visible features of congregational worship music—and therefore, two of the most important. For this very reason, it's critical that we understand them rightly and approach them biblically.
God’s design for music in the church is that it be congregational, which implies that it be both "clear" and "true." In part 2 of our Worship 101 series, we try to break down those terms and talk about what they mean practically.
Handel's Messiah is not merely the singing of a few Bible verses. It is a masterful and comprehensive presentation of the gospel in all its glory. Because of how commonplace it is during this time of year, it provides Christians with a unique opportunity for both worship and evangelism.
The question of worship music in the church has been called "the worship war" for a reason. In this first article of a new series called "Worship 101," we look at some ground-level principles from God's Word that help give us a biblical starting point on this tough subject.
A look at the song entitled "I Asked the Lord That I Might Grow" by pastor, writer, abolitionist, and shepherd among shepherds, John Newton.