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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Worship "Industry"

Your thoughts?


Chelf said...

I have a friend at church who got a laugh out of an advertisement for "Power Extreme Church". These days, the goal seems to be selfish, "What do I get out of this?", when instead our goal should be "What can I give God in this?"

This "industry" idea has been pushed on Youth Ministers, Worship Leaders, and even Preachers for far too long.

uberstrickenfrau said...

There was a poster at our local music store that a church here put up looking for musicians to play for free in their worship band for 2 sundays a month. Didn't have to be part of their church or even a christian as far as I could tell, you just had to be a good musician so they could rock out on sunday morning. Now doesn't that seem wrong to have somebody who might not care one wit for Jesus lead beleivers in worship? Makes me think of the story in Leviticus where Aarons sons offered profane fire, 10:1-3. And also a lot of people left my church because the worship was too loud, to soft, to slow, to fast, blah blah blah.

Dapoppins said...

I used to attend a charismatic church where worship seemed to flow...or something. this is a dear subject to me, because Real Worship was the thing that changed my life. Almost over night. I understand what the guy said, but, if a church ever gets to a point where their expectations get like that, I think it is up to the Pastor to stop it, and take it to where it should be. I think worship should be emotional. And it should be sacrifice when I am not feeling emotional. And it should be dicipline. And I don't have spell check on IE.

And I procrastinated my way out of another contest, didn't I. I wasn't even going to blog this week. Well, we see where that went.

wessexcathedral@gmail.com said...

I can't stand expectations like that.

Anne said...

Too many base their beliefs on their feelings instead of their feelings being based on Truth. So many are looking for entertainment and some churches are all too willing to offer it.

I was given something interesting one time. If we see God on His thrown when we come before Him to worship Him we would know we are there for Him - to worship Him. When a king is in his court and on his thrown all who are there are there to serve his purpose.

We are not there to be entertained but TO entertain. To put forth all our effort to be pleasing to Him.

I just thought that was interesting.