There are substantive differences between evangelical and Reformed churches on worship.
There are parallels between the new hymnody of the present day and the state of church music in the late seventeenth century.
Should we determine what we sing in church simply on the basis of what is familiar to us, that is, what we like? Or are there biblical principles that must guide what we sing?
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.