How can I know how to properly worship God?

Question: “How can I know how to properly worship God?” Answer: Worship can be defined as the act of honoring and loving a deity, idol or person in a “selfless” manner. The act of worship involves the total self in giving praise, thanksgiving and reverence to that deity, person or material object. It is not […]

I Need Thee Every Hour

Article by Jon Bloom Staff writer, desiringGod.org One of the sweetest refrains in English Christian hymnody is this: I need Thee, O I need Thee; Every hour I need Thee; O bless me now, my Savior, I come to Thee. Thank God for Annie S. Hawks who wrote these lyrics and her pastor, Robert Lowry, who […]

Sing for Your Life

The devil covers the hook of sin with tempting bait coated in sugar. So how should we fight in the moment when our hearts are lunging toward sin? We grab for the spiritual weapons forged by God and strategies to meet temptation and make a way of escape. But for too many of us, we […]

How God Shapes Us Through Singing

I don’t sing well — and that’s putting it generously. I can’t “carry a tune.” I can’t even hum the melody of a familiar song well enough for someone to recognize it. But nothing seems to draw out my heart’s emotions like singing. There are few things that refresh my soul like singing the doxology […]

The Centrality of Worship

Martin Luther’s recovery of the doctrine of justification by faith alone served as the theological foundation for the Protestant Reformation. He arrived at this orthodox position after a careful study of Scripture along with the conviction that Scripture alone is ultimately authoritative, not the Roman Catholic Church. Orthodoxy (right doctrine) led to orthopraxy (right practice), […]