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  • Worship Wars

    Contributed by Anonymous on Sep 5, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,328 views

    This sermon attempts to address some of the divide in our church over worship music by recognizing the focus is not on our preference but on God.

    In the last month or so I have heard some interesting comments. I’ve heard, “we don’t sing enough of the old hymns,” or “I don’t like the new music,” and I have also heard “we are singing too many hymns,” or “we sing songs too slow.” Interesting isn’t it? Whenever people are involved there are ...read more

  • Worship Wars

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,464 views

    Sermon to handle the increasing division over style of music in worship (contemporary vs. traditional). We sing for God’s benefit and not our own. Yet God continues to inspire us with a new song and styles of worship.

    In the last month or so I have heard some interesting comments. I’ve heard, “we don’t sing enough of the old hymns,” or “I don’t like the new music,” and I have also heard “we are singing too many hymns,” or “we sing songs too slow.” Interesting isn’t it? Whenever people are involved there are ...read more

  • Worship Wars

    Contributed by Skip Alexander on May 9, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,540 views

    the biblical elements of worship and not worship style is most important.

    Worship Wars Matthew 17:1-13 I. Introduction story from Max Lucado: II. The Mount of Transfiguration was an authentic worship experience that include most of the biblical elements of worship. As we begin a time of evaluation of our six month worship format it is best that we consider what ...read more

  • The Real Worship Wars Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Sep 23, 2007
    based on 12 ratings
     | 10,974 views

    The real war is not about music but with society, Satan and self.

    The Real Worship Wars Philippians 2:1-5 Rev. Brian Bill 9/23/07 www.pontiacbible.org Drama: “Dueling iPods” What were your thoughts during this drama? How did it make you feel? Did it make you uncomfortable?   Where are you sitting? Which character are you?  Did it make you sad as they ...read more

  • What To Do With Your Criticism

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,257 views

    Dealing with Criticism in the life of the church.Fighting the Worship Wars.

    “What To Do With Your Criticisms!” The title of this message could have been, “What you Can Do With Your Criticism” but that has a couple of interpretations. It could also have been entitled, “What You are Doing with Your Criticism.” But we need to recognize that one of the ...read more

  • The Great Engagement Party Series

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Apr 24, 2012
     | 6,672 views

    In the midst of all the 'worship wars', it is important to buld a biblical foundation for worship.

    “The Word on Worship: The Great Engagement Party” Leviticus 9:1-14 & Isaiah 6:1-8 During my sophomore year in college I learned that worship – which was instituted, commanded, and ordained by God – could be a real battle ground. Stunned as I was, it was good preparation ...read more

  • Passionate Worship - Five Practices 3 Series

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Nov 19, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,333 views

    This is the thid week of a sermon series based on a book by Robert Schnase. It uses the worship wars between contemporary and traditional worship services as the basis to question... what is worship?

    Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And ...read more

  • Overcoming Canned Christianity Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,289 views

    Few purposes of the church create more tension in a local body than worship. Churches are struggling to avoid the land mines associated with the Worship Wars. This happens because churches often have an erroneous perception of what God-pleasing worship re

    1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3And they ...read more

  • "Serving Our Generation” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Sep 18, 2018
     | 156 views

    Every believer has an obligation to pass along the faith to the next generation.

    Last time, we thought about serving God’s purpose. Today, let’s think about serving our generation. The Bible has a lot to say about one generation investing in the next. “One generation will declare your works to the next and will proclaim your mighty acts.” - Psalm 145:4 (CSB) “Let this be ...read more

  • Family Functions: Worship Series

    Contributed by Troy Horne on Mar 28, 2009
     | 1,321 views

    A look at worship in a healthy church

    Luke 19:40 Family Functions: Worship 1. My mom is one of five girls. I always felt sorry for my Grandfather being the only man in the house. Ever since her mom passed away, there has been a new emphasis on being together as family. They have every year a “sister’s weekend” where they all ...read more

  • Traditional Or Contemporary! Which Is Right? Series

    Contributed by Stan Rodda on Oct 19, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,332 views

    A sermon designed to show the listener that worship isn’t a style, it’s a lifestyle.

    Traditional or Contemporary! Which is right? Mike Croel @ restaurant Awe and Joy Worship- presence of God Misunderstand what worship really is! Say it with me- “Worship has nothing to do with music!” Worship Wars Methodology v. Theology We have forgotten the definition of ...read more

  • Church In An Identity Crisis

    Contributed by Scott Bates on Sep 11, 2008
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,170 views

    This sermon reminds us of the main purpose and vision of the church. The sermon helps us to see how to avoid "Americanizing" the church of Jesus Christ

    Church in an Identity Crisis Eph. 3:14-21 In 50 years I’ve had the privilege to meet a lot of people. And of all the people I’ve ever known I have to say all of them, if given the opportunity would change something about their physical appearance. You know, maybe a little taller; little ...read more

  • A Beautiful Collision Series

    Contributed by Bobby Daniel on Jan 26, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,724 views

    Sermon 2 in a 5 part series to start off 2008, level 1 is "Living", worshipping together. Title borrowed from David Crowder song of same title.

    A Beautiful Collision John 4:23-24 Intro: I love football, as you know. I watched it most of my life, but I remember really seeing my first game and getting into it when the Steelers beat the Cowboys in the Super Bowl back in 1976. I went on to play pewee football and a little bit in high ...read more

  • Sin Offering

    Contributed by Stephen Todd on Apr 2, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,276 views

    In the sin offering we see the contrition that needs to be a part of all worship.

    Worship in the Sacrifices April 22, 2001 Show Allen and Borror book Worship the Missing Jewel Their book provoked a great deal of interest in the subject of worship. In fact we have had virtual worship wars in the decades since. Unfortunately most have the changes have been man centred ...read more

  • The Heart Of Worship: Avoiding The P.d.r. Disease

    Contributed by Rick George on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 953 views

    Looking at John 4:21-24, we discover what Jesus really wants from us in our worship.

    Open the eyes of my heart – of our hearts. What does that really mean? You know we sing these songs of worship on Sunday morning or with the radio day in and day out, but do we really take the time to think through the words and to search the scriptures to make sure what we are singing is ...read more