If we use anything outside of the Scriptural bounds set forth for worship, we’ll have to continue to do so in order to keep the congregation. In other words, they won’t stand for worship within the biblical parameters set forth by God.
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” – John 13:34
There are few things in this world that get frowned upon more than Christian Creeds and Confessions. This should not be!
There are hundreds of hymns that are used for praise in churches all around the world, and there are quite a bit that have made a personal impact on my life.
We don’t need cheap theatrics; we need to know what God is trying to tell us through His Word.
It seems very clear that contrary to what many believe, Christ loves someone exclusively.
I thank God every day for bringing me to Roswell Alliance Church, guiding me in my service there, and leading me to many great friendships.
For the sake of answering this question, I am putting aside my experience as a youth leader, and as one who discipled many young people, so that my answer would be completely rooted in the Scriptures and Church history.