The world of worship is rapidly changing but are the new innovations sanctioned by the Word of God? Worship style is not good just because it is new, nor is it right just because it is a practice of long standing. Rather, is it approved of God?
Jesus taught that true worship must be “in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24) To worship “in spirit” means that it must come from our inner self, that is, our heart. To worship “in truth” means that our worship must conform to God’s revealed truth.
In the current struggle over worship style we should not ask, “Does it suit my personal taste?” Nor “Is it meeting my felt needs?” Nor “Is it something I’m comfortable with?” But rather, “Is it sanctioned by God’s Word?”