One defense of the use of modern "Praise" and "Worship" music in the Church today is the superficial resemblance these songs have with the Psalms in the Old Testament. But this similarity is merely superficial and the "offering" of the praise contained in these songs has more in common with the offering of Cain than that of Abel.
The purpose of song in the gathering of the Church is to build up and edify others in their faith in Christ our Savior. In this article, we examine the use of Contemporary Christian Music in congregational worship in light of what God inspired St. Paul to write to the Church in 1 Corinthians 14 when the Corinthian churches were in need of correcting because of their worship practices.
How does Scripture describe Worship? This article discusses what Psalm 40 says about this important topic by pointing us to the "open ear" God gives to us to hear His Word and then describing our proclamation of His saving works to others.
What is the true "Heart of Worship"? According to a popular song by the Contemporary Christian Worship Music composers at Hillsong, it's all about Jesus. But what does it mean to be "all about Jesus?" Good question! This is the first article in a series that looks at that question. (NOTE: This is a rewrite of a previous article on this subject.)