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Like those lists of song titles if we sung what we really meant (like I Surrender Some, etc), here is an all-new worship-me cd: Its all about me... [Read More]

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Douglas

Wicked! ooopps! Cool! ooopps! I mean that's not good.

Erica

I don't understand? Omit the word Me out of all those songs and put God back in what is wrong with them? Obviously, that is a crazy CD if you believe those songs are written about "Me" but if someone is trying to prove those songs are wrong than I would love to know why? Please explain?

Chris Rosebrough

Erica,

The guy in the video is making point by using satire.

If you want to really get the gist of the issue, next time you are listening to praise songs either on your iPod or in church, ask yourself, "Who is this song about?"

Is the song about me and what I am doing, or is the song about Jesus and what He has done for us?

You may be shocked by the answer.

Erica

Ok, I will listen to them and get back to you!

Fred

Erica,

There is much of contemporary music (as well as some older stuff too)that is about what we do for God. No music is good if we sing praises and honor to God, but do not obey His commands. We do not and can not honor God with our lips while our hearts are far from Him. By this I mean that many love the world and the music of the world so much that while they wish to "feel" spiritual and sing about God, their lives and hearts are not there. Not everyone who says Lord Lord , didnt I sing your praises and do your work? He will say , I don't know you, depart from Me, you worker of iniquity.

The point of the video is that so much of todays worship is not truly worship of God, but of self. "If you love Me ,you will obey Me".

George Cancilla

It's all about ME? Must be a magician, huh?

"Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate F6 concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was." (2 Timothy 3:8-9).

James and Jambres were Pharoah's court magicians: and remember they were able to duplicate almost all kinds of miracles that Moses and Aaron worked; but their miracles fell short of the standard set by Moses and Aaron. (Exodus 77:11-12; 12:8, 18).

Val

George,

Exodus 77? Which Bible are you reading my friend?

Pastor Ken Silva

Hello Chris,

It's nice to meet you and to extend you the right hand of fellowship from Slice.

I'll try not to taint your image too badly! :-)

Chris Rosebrough

Rev. Ken,

I'm a big fan of yours. It is an honor to be working the Lord's harvest field along side of you.

Erica

I am not sure I completely understand what you are saying. Here are my thoughts. If I misunderstood you please forgive me.
I am not sure we would sing a whole lot if our hearts had to be right with God. I think that is what our relationship with God is all about. Every day we fall short, we sin, we disappointment God that is why what Christ did on the cross is so amazing! For instance the song "There is none like you, no one else can touch my heart like you do, I can search for all eternity long and find there is none like you." You are absolutely right, that song is all about "ME" but it is so true. All it is saying is we so often look to everything in life to find satisfaction but there is no one like God. Psalm 51:1-10 Daid wrote this psalm after he committed adultery with Bathsheba. Most of the Psalm talks about Him and his short comings and how he disappointed God. One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 42 the first part of the chapter is Him exalting God but than the second half of the Psalm talks about him and how distraught he is.
Our lives, everything we do we are worshiping, even the pageans. Believe it or not they worship a god. Singing is a small portion of the big picture. I think I can feel disappointed in God and still sing to Him. I think someone can feel God screwed them over some how and still sing to Him. It is not about me. It is about God. God calls us to praise His name no matter how distraught, or angry we are. Even if that means you wrote God a song telling Him how you feel. We do it when we pray why can't we do it when we sing?

Chris Rosebrough

Erica,

These are GREAT questions. I see that you are wrestling with the issue.

I wrote a 'think piece' a while back and I would be the first to admit it has some flaws. But, I think it further defines the issue.

Here is the link

I would also like to recommend a radio program to you that tackles some of these issues in far more depth than I can. Here is the link to that program

I'ld love to know what you think about these.

Crystal Curtis

To whomever owns this blog:

I was looking for a particular Rick Warren quote, and when I googled it, I found your site. I just personally want to thank you for pointing Rick Warren out, as so few are. People these days always want to twist the "Judge not" in Matthew 7 and try to make it pertain to doctrine and false teachers, when Titus 1:9-16, and so MANY other Scriptures prove otherwise. So thank you. I was happy to read all of your posts about Rick Warren, but then I saw this little link aboubt The Message of the Cross, and everything inside of me just got excited. Not many people truly teach the Message of the Cross anymore. So thank you. Thank you for believing in the Cross as we should. You should email me sometime.. Or go to http://blessedeternal.livejournal.com, even though I've written a ton of things since I last updated that journal and so I'm just really behind.. Because I've been writing on Facebook now, instead of in my journal like I'm supposed to... But yeah. Thanks again!

Russ

Likely a satirical look at today's western church. There is some truth to it.

tath

Too bad the video is no longer available... I really want to show it to some friends.

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