Unity in Worshipping God

In his blog, Pastor Tullian Tchividjian wrote this,

The only way to musically communicate God’s timeless activity in the life of the church is to blend the best of the past with the best of the present. In other words, we must remember in our worship that while “contemporary only” people operate with their heads fixed frontwards, never looking over their shoulder at the stock from which they have come, and “traditional only” people operate with their heads on backwards, romanticizing about the past and always wanting to go back, the Church, in contrast from both extremes, is called upon to be a people with swiveling heads: learning from the past, living in the present, and looking to the future. That’s the only way to avoid in worship what C.S. Lewis called “chronological snobbery.”

This is actually happening not only at his church, but also at some churches that I know, here in States and in Indonesia. We forget that God is the one that we worship, God is the one who we want to please with our worship, not us. Worship is all about God, not about us. Often the fight in the church between the older congregation and the younger ones is all about what kind of music that they want to play or what kind of songs that they want to sing at the church service every Sunday. Don’t we realize that we don’t please God but make Him sad in this way?

Apostle Paul sent his letter to the Ephesians about the Unity in the Body. He said, “Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together in peace. For there is one body and one spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all” (Ephesians 4:3-5). If all of us, the older member of the church and the younger generation, say that we worship one God and Father, one Lord in one faith and one spirit, how come all of us cannot be united in one church service with one music and songs to be lifted up to worship the one true God?

~We are created to worship God, so we acknowledge him as the one try God and creator~

If you want to read the full blog of Pastor Tullian about how his church become one in worshipping God, please visit the blog by clicking this link: We Are One.

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