If you have read my latest Encouragement Newsletters, you know I have been writing about Praise & Worship and The Music Ministry. The title of this blog post just came to me one day how so many ministries use music as the tool for building a work. I had to think on the validity of this rationale and could not find any scriptural basis in the word of God. Now, after reading the two aforementioned newsletters, you will see that I believe the ministry should have the best in the music ministry. I definitely do not believe in having instruments or equipment that are inoperable. Why? Because we are offering our instruments and songs in praise and worship to the ONE that deserves the best; this should be the motivation for the best singers, musicians, equipment, etc. If the motivation for investing in all of this is to bring in members, then that is a recipe for disaster. Yes, the people may come in, but there is a serious risk of losing His presence because what is being offered becomes strange to Him. In other words, the music becomes more focused on what will keep the people coming and the money flowing. Let the truth be told about the money. The risk is also a music ministry heavily absorbed with entertaining and emotionalism, which mirrors the entertainment industry of our day. This is strange fire.
Let me encouragement you that have anything to do with the music ministry, maintain the right focus. Stay within the confines of the scriptures, which tells us that if we life up Jesus, He will draw the people. Any other motive is totally against scripture. His music is for His presence not for church growth – the marketing strategy coined by the unspiritual.
Stay tuned to my next post where I will give some scriptural reference on this very topic.
Grace & Peace,
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