Thursday, February 21, 2008

Worship Fallacies (Part 2)

Read Part 1 if you haven't yet...

Here's an excerpt from the OP (original poster), who explains that he/she has only been leading worship at this church for two weeks, filling in for the regular worship leader:

"...this week we have a guest preacher coming in and my pastor wants to scrap out the worship alltogether to give the preacher more time to preach and his wife time to sing a solo song. Any other week, i wouldn't care this much, but this time, i feel that these people (who have come up to me in the last 2 weeks affirming this and telling me they've never experienced true worship before) are going to come in hungry for worship. It's so new to them, but they are just so eager and thirsty for God's presense and i can't make myself send them away empty handed when God is going to be there with us wanting to fill and touch them. I'm been given 3-5 minutes (maybe). I'm planning to stretch the alloted time out to 10-12 min, give them a full worship experience and face the consequences later (providing we don't get pulled off the stage by the pastor after the first song)."

I've highlighted a few of the parts that really jumped out to me as especially interesting...there are a few different topics we could discuss based on the above, but let's stick to the highlighted sections for now...



CFHusband said...

"give them a full worship experience" was the most telling part for me...since when is "10-12 min" of music considered a "full worship experience"? haha. I don't know about you, but it's hard for me to designate 10-12 minutes of singing as a full worship experience. And, how arrogant would it be of me as a worship leader to believe that my leading two songs (which, for the MP13 Band, would about 10-12 minutes) would provide such an experience?

In reality, I have a hard time with people who describe anything as a "worship experience"...again, to say it that way means that we believe that there are certain times/events in our lives that are worshipful, and maybe the rest of our lives are not so worshipful.

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." (I Corinthians 10:31)

Again, every moment/event of our lives can be a worship experience if we do it for the glory of God. In reality, life itself isn't even meant to be the full worship experience...I really believe we only get a little view of the big picture of worship here on earth...just wait until heaven!

Rick Lawrenson said...

The poster obviously thinks he/she is the Holy Spirit.

That post just screams self and not God from the viewpoint of the "worship" leader. Too bad.