Mar 7, 2011

Integrity with Words

Too often words are not used with enough care and consideration. The Gospel of John begins, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (NIV). This theme continues throughout the Gospel of John as Jesus proclaims that he is that very word of God. Words imply a message: an outpouring the truth or reality within the speaker. While some may acknokwledge the immense power of words, many do not seem to practice that belief. On the subject of the lyrics or words sung in worship music in today's evangelical churches, Glen Packiam offers some challenging thoughts: "Do the Words We Use in Worship and Prayer Really Matter?". May we never cease considering the messages we profess, being mindful of the nourishment they draw from within our beliefs.

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