Some Christians rejoice, but others lament the accompanying loss of tradition and doctrinal standards. How should Christians react when drum beats enter the sanctuary? Should we allow one Sunday a month to be devoted to the singing of these "praise and worship songs," or would it be better to simply have multiple worship services each week, one devoted to traditional and one to contemporary worship styles? Or should we cling tightly to our organs and gospel hymns, in spite of dwindling attendance? While I dearly love the great traditional hymns, I feel compelled to argue that these more popular choruses, too, are acceptable in God’s eyes.
Musical Worship Throughout history, music has been used as a form of worship in the Christian church. From David playing his harp and writing poetry in fields to electric guitars being played in church buildings, we have explored almost every style of music. There are many views on how musical worship should be carried out in the church. So much so that style of musical worship has become a church splitting controversy. People draw lines in the sand and choose not to sway far from what they believe is pleasing to God, but this has led to more division than unity.
Also, music helps Christians concentrate on God; it can communicate joy or sorrow, influencing the emotions of a person in a way that just saying words cannot. The words that a choir sings can bring hope and truth to those that are listening. Depending on the type of church that a person attends, services will be structured or spontaneous and are likely to have hymns or songs as well as Bible readings and a sermon; the one thing they have in common is that they are all praising God. Roman Catholic and Anglican Church services normally have a set order of service each week with a set place for the music. The music tends to be very traditional, made up of hymns accompanied by an organ.
Ministry also derives its authority from the Word, and in my own church is a very vital part of our mission. Baptism and The Lord's Supper are practiced, although there is still an argument present on the b... ... middle of paper ... ...ist allows me to be jubilant as I proclaim that my Savior lives in me today. Without the backing of these words, and the fellowship that they create, the congregational Church would probably not be as strong as it is today. Next time you are in a church setting that emphasizes the singing of hymns, do not grumble for the benefits and importance of them are far greater than the downfalls. Bibliography: Bibliography Ashton, Joseph N.. Music in Worship.
In the old and new testament, breakthrough manifested through intercession and prayer. The next step is meditating, being still in the presence of the Lord, and learning how to hear His voice, so we can hear the directions to solving the issues of the world. As Christians, we must be united in our faith, and fight together, and stop causing division amongst ourselves. When we join together in worshipping a revival begins to take place, and blessings began to fall down from the sky, and what we once thought as a problem is no longer so. Anthropologists often deal with communities, who have converted to Christianity in all parts of the world.
Yes, all these denominations accept that Sabbath is there to be a day of rest as it was for God but they each celebrate the Sabbath in a different way, The Church of England has a Eucharist, similar to the Catholic church, the Catholic church has mass every Sunday, the Methodist church has a service of bible readings and sung hymns and the Evangelical church has praise and worship in a celebration mass. Sunday is the day of rest in all denominations but mass is treated differently in each denomination. This might be because some Christian denominations don’t agree with Jesus’ laid back image of how the Sabbath should be celebrated to the same extent that other Christian denominations do, or they are trying to be more modernised and less strict than the founding Church of Catholicism. Despite all this, Sunday remains the main day of worship. All Christians believe that some work is necessary, however Sunday is still a day of rest.
The Variety of Religious Programs on British Television When television broadcasting began every channel had to broadcast a religious programme. This was normally on a Sunday between 10.30am-12pm (or 6-7pm). Church services and hymn singing was usually showed, which is now known as worship programmes (as they feature some sort of worship). The times that these programmes were on was called the 'God slot' - which means; the time dedicated to religious programmes. These programmes were all regarding the Christian faith, due to the majority of Christians in the country.