Friday, November 8, 2013

Worship or a Rock Concert?

Speaking in several services in a large church I witnessed what I experience in many churches, the worship team performed a rock concert, rather than leading all in worship.  We stood for 30 minutes while the band did their thing.  No one knew the songs (not even the youth), nor were they biblical or sing-able.

Worship Leaders, in spite of what others may say or think, you are to lead ALL the congregation in worship, praise of God.  All ages!  To choose spiritual songs that are biblical, sing-able, non-repetitive.  Don’t succumb to cheap songs that only the band can sing and play.

By the way, why stand for 30 minutes? This is not thoughtful of the weak, handicapped, or elderly.  It is good to stand from time to time, but often it takes away from the emphasis and focus of worship.

Make sure you have a few older, godly, spiritually mature on your worship committee to give guidance in choosing each song and hymn to make sure it is biblical and sing-able by young and old alike.

“O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting” (1 Chronicles 16:34,nasb).

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