Truth Divides People

The truth divides people. The more fundamental the truth, the deeper and wider the division. The goal of Christian preaching — the goal of presenting the Gospel, the goal of the church — is not just to open the door so wide that we suck everybody in and make them feel comfortable. The goal is to preach the truth to as many people as possible, so that we can sort out the true from the false.

John MacArthur, Hard to Believe, p. 173

Daily Worship

Music and liturgy can assist or express a worshipping heart, but they cannot make a non-worshipping heart into a worshipping one. The danger is that they can give a non-worshipping heart the sense of having worshiped.  So the crucial factor in worship in the church is not the form of worship, but the state of the hearts of the saints. If our corporate worship isn’t the expression of our individual worshipping lives, it is unacceptable.

John MacArthur in Jerry Bridges, The Joy of Fearing God, p. 240