Picking Worship Songs Carefully.
We have an amazing worship ministry at our church, where everyone takes their positions seriously.
We’re blessed to have all sorts of musicians, vocalists and tech-savvy people who are willing to guide a congregation in praise and worship. Each week, they take very seriously the passage in which the message is based.
They search through songs and hymns, seeking out the very best fit for what the preacher desires to give the flock. I believe this shows their servant-hood within their craft and gifting for the Body.
Led By The Spirit
These musicians and vocalists are not led by what song they think should be ‘performed‘. They’re led to bring songs that will carry the mind of the congregation into the Biblical principle of that particular service.
Before preaching my message this past Sunday on Checklist Christianity, the team had asked what songs I felt would work well with my message. At the time, I said I’d leave it up to them.
To be honest, they generally do a better job at matching songs to messages than the preacher does.
Saturday afternoon as I was putting the final touches on my sermon, a lyric jumped into my mind.
“Praising my savior all the day long.“
For me, the great hymn “Blessed Assurance” and specifically the chorus-lyric “praising my savior all the day long“, adequately gives reason to rejecting Checklist Christianity.
Why save your worship for Sundays when you can worship all day, every day?
Well, to bring a close to my Blessed Assurance moment; the song was so significantly clear in my mind, that I felt compelled to contact the worship team. So, I grabbed my phone to find out whether or not it was too late to get it on the set-list.
Of course, they graciously made it happen.
Perhaps I’m bias, but immediately following my message they played it with incredible excellence! We’re so blessed to have a skilled and serving worship ministry. I am very thankful.
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When’s the last time God brought you a spiritual song or hymn?