Relevant topic but will it make a difference? It is interesting how this subject is receiving much attention, yet few changes have been made in churches. Everyone considers other churches trendy but not their own. It is a matter of degrees of difference.
You would think that church was impossible without even 18th and 19th century hymns, mostly from Arminians. Wesley, Fanny Crosby, Watts have more influence on even the "traditional" churches than does the apostle Paul and Scripture! There is a 2nd commandment, a regulative principle for worship, and both warnings and examples in the New Testament of right and wrong worship, and how "psalms, hymns, songs...inspired", by the Holy Spirit, ought to be sung to one another, and not a word about musical instruments being necessary, while innovations and "Judaizing" (using OT means of worship) is condemned by none other than the apostle Paul (Gal, Col, Eph, etc). Those who claim to be "reformed" thus far, have not reformed themselves.
Great Sermon! After participating in the 'Expository Preaching: Its Mandate, Meaning, Marks, Models & Mechanics' conference where this message was used as a model of expository preaching I have heard this sermon 5 times just in one day and am amazed not just for its preparation but also for its relevance.
Thanks to God for the ministry of Steven J Lawson!