Where is the worship team leading you?
I have been in the church all my life, close to 7 decades now. I have seen and experienced much, and saw the changes happening, step after step. Change is not always bad, but it isn’t always good either. The will of God is always good, while following trends in the world is risky, and may come at a great cost.
Personally, I am very tired of celebrities in the church, and that includes pastors, teachers, evangelists, and worship leaders. I thank God for those that step up and step out, but the focus must always be on Jesus. The apostle Paul, with his magnificent ministry that still impacts the church today, was a humble man who put the Kingdom first. He gave it all, and meant what he said: “I don’t live anymore, but Christ lives in me,” because he lived it.
When we pastored our church, we always checked the lyrics of every song against the Word. Many songs with beautiful music didn’t make it, so we chose to either ignore them, or change the lyrics to agree with the Word. People go home after service and sing the songs they sang at church, and embed heretical lyrics in their mind. How does this line of a very popular song compare to the Word: “His blood covered my sins”? We changed it to “My sins removed by His blood,” and sent our people home with the liberating truth of Jesus’ death on the cross. I know it is not legally right to do it, but it is right doctrinally.
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Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11
King David knew how to enter into God’s presence through worship. A king himself, he understood protocol; to rush into a king’s presence might not be met with his favour. To observe protocol is to show due respect and honour, and that is also how we approach the King of kings. To learn more, click here.