August 5, 2007
by Brandon Canup
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you”
(1 Peter 1:3-4)
When we come to worship Sunday morning and evening and Wednesday, in and out, week after week, month after month, does our worship become monotonous? I ask the questions, Why are Christians becoming so bored that they want to introduce a chorus, piano, praise team, and other unscriptural methods of worship? Who is the audience? If it isn’t in the Bible, then why are we introducing false worship into the church of Christ, or why are we leading the church of Christ to a denomination? Is the worship of God that was commanded of us to do boring? Is it not enough? Or, have we forgotten who our audience is? Peter made it clear the purpose for our worship, we worship God because of his “abundant mercy” that He had given his Son Jesus Christ upon the cross for our sins, and we being unworthy for such a sacrifice should be thankful and faithful to the teachings of the Bible. Worshiping Him “in spirit and in truth” (Jn. 4:24).