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Focus on the Family addresses the use of biblical principles in parenting and marriage to strengthen the family.
I like for King and Country a lot. And while I like staying very close to the Biblical texts, I’ve noticed that the Pentecostal movement has a different theology, which is simply to say they are discussing the scriptures in a different way than I’m accustom to.I am rather calvinistic myself. As Jasonc mentioned I quote the WCF a lot. I have a page on Facebook I post the Q&As every day. I do like an eclectic mix of music. My current faves are For Kind and Country, and Crowder (in addition to MercyMe). I do like the music from some other bands, but can't help thinking that the lyrics are either misleading, or simply naive, when it comes to biblical doctrine. One song that comes to mind is by CAIN: Rise Up. It is a nice song, but they clearly are missing the message when it comes to the account of Lazarus.
My issue is that it sounds like inspirational music versus worshipI like for King and Country a lot. And while I like staying very close to the Biblical texts, I’ve noticed that the Pentecostal movement has a different theology, which is simply to say they are discussing the scriptures in a different way than I’m accustom to.
To your point, Cain does not retell the biblical account of Lazarus, in their song “Rise Up”, but instead, it seems to me they use the story in a similar way as an object lesson, which should encourage, and empower us to “come out of our grave”, metaphorically anyway.
I do enjoy the song, and my wife has led it in worship multiple times.
You do know the Psalms were within corporate worship.My issue is that it sounds like inspirational music versus worship
Those were poetry .You do know the Psalms were within corporate worship.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Sounds inspirational to me.
Within the psalms, you will find that worship incorporates inward, outward and upward forms of worship.
Inward worship helps us reflect on who the Lord is to us, and what he has done for us as individuals. Outward worship helps us reflect as a community, that we would build each other up in the Lord. Upward worship helps us reflect and proclaim who God is.
In all three types of worship, God is the centerpiece. He is the centerpiece of the individual, the body and as the Trinity.