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Saturday, January 5, 2013
This was in a church bulletin in a town near us. It has so much good stuff in it, I decided to put in in my blog.
What an awesome privilege it is to lead God’s people
in worship. We are blessed at Wapanucka with so many talented men who are able
to lead us in singing, lead us in prayer, to read publicly from Scripture and
preach and teach from God’s Word. Being a worship leader is not only an awesome
privilege but an awesome responsibility. The spiritual atmosphere of our
assemblies is affected greatly by the attitude of our worship leaders. It has been said, and I believe it to be true,
“No church will rise above the
spirituality of its leaders.”
I would like to speak to those of uswho serve as worship leaders and offer some
suggestions that will help us carry out our responsibilities and assure that
our assemblies are decent, orderly and uplifting to all.
The first suggestion I would make is that we be
diligent as a worship leader. The assignment list for worship leaders is in the
bulletin one week in advance which gives every worship leader an advanced
notice of his responsibility. If you know that for some reason you will not be
present for an assembly in which you have an assignment, please give advanced
notice to the one making announcements. This will avoid someone having to be
asked to fill your responsibility at the last minute.
The second suggestion I would make is that worship
leaders try to be at least 15 minutes early for the assembly. It is impossible
to do things in an orderly fashion and it is impossible to begin the assembly
on time when the worship leaders arrive at or after the time to begin the
assembly. If the worship leaders are early it gives us time to get organized and
to make sure every assigned responsibility for the assembly is filled.
One final suggestion I would give, not only to the
worship leaders but to each and every member. Let’s give the worship assembly
the respect and reverence it deserves. Keep in mind the purpose of our
assembly. It is a time set aside for us to worship God together and to
encourage and edify one another. Surely none of us are so busy that we cannot
give three hours on Sunday to the corporate worship of God, to the study of His
Word and the fellowship with our
brethren. Can we consider ourselves true disciples
of Christ and not place the assembly of our brethren at the top of our priority
list? Let’s seek first God’s kingdom as he has instructed us to do. Let’s deny
ourselves and be the committed disciples that Jesus has called us to be. And
may our commitment be reflected in every area of our service, including our