While there is freedom with respect to the circumstances of worship, we can no longer design worship according to our own specifications.
Too often we have trouble placing such a high evaluation on preaching because it does not seem to correspond to our experience. Many Christians today believe that they came to faith through the witness of family or friends or through a small group Bible study. They may have heard relatively poor preaching and find it hard to attribute such importance to preaching in general or in their own spiritual development.
How Christians are to thoughtfully engage with pop culture.
The importance of the blessings pronounced in our worship is a significant teaching of Scripture that ministers need to insure that the people of God understand its meaning and value.
The ancient worship of the church, which focused on the Psalms and sung without musical accompaniment, was simple, spiritual, and reverent.