Musician4God1611

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About Musician4God1611

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  • Birthday 02/26/1989

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    When I look back and see where God has brought me from, and I look around and see where He has brought me to, and I look forward and see where He is bringing me, all I can say is Honour and Glory and Power, Praise, Adoration, and Thanks be unto my God, FOREVER!!!

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  1. Right now I'm in a couple of different books, but I'm focusing mostly on "The Preacher and His Preaching" by W. B. Riley.
  2. “Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just; a God who is all love, but not holy; a God who has a heaven for every body, but a hell for none; a God who can allow good and bad to be side by side in time, but will make no distinction between good and bad in eternity. Such a God is an idol of your own, as truly an idol as any snake or crocodile in an Egyptian temple. The hands of your own fancy and sentimentality have made him. He is not the God of the Bible, and beside the God of the Bible there is no God at all.” - J. C. Ryle
  3. Look I think you missed my point. You aren't trying to make him change his position, that's God's job, not yours. I'm assuming he's been saved longer than you have, but even if he hasn't, God has placed him in a position of authority, so stop and LISTEN to what he has to say. Don't be so quick to ignore what he says because "we don't think that's right". It's not about what you think or feel, it's about what the Bible says. So if he is a Godly wise man, listen to what he has to say. If he isn't a Godly man, find a different church.
  4. Doug, If your current Pastor holds that position, then it is doubtful that you are going to be able to "push" him to perform the ceremony. Furthermore, if he is a Godly man, you might want to sit down with him and have him explain to you why he holds that position, could be very insightful. Remember that no pastor is required to perform your ceremony, so I don't think your going to find a Biblical solution to a problem that is really up to the pastor's discretion. I would suggest that you talk to your pastor and find out what he recommends instead of asking people from the internet that you don't know from Adam. It's not about getting the answer you want, it's about pleasing God.
  5. I'm working on a project (book, booklet, article, I'm not really sure how big it will end up), and need some help.
  6. Agreed! There is no way you can say the Bible is against it. However, I don't know that you can say its wrong not to have it either.
  7. I understand. I lean very heavily toward not liking special music in church. Although I do specials for church, and have ever since I was young; I see so many people that really shouldn't be doing them. But that ultimately is a decision the pastor has to make.
  8. Brother Stafford: Although I understand where you're coming from, I cannot reconcile myself to agree with you. If it is wrong for the whole congregation to sit quietly while one person sings, wouldn't it be wrong for them to sit quietly while one person prays, or even preaches. Also, testimonies would be out of the question. We see individual worship in the church in 1 Corinthians 14:26-33, "How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." Now when we read these verses we generally go straight to prophesy and tongues, because that's what it expounds on; but it starts with psalms and doctrine. Now he didn't say that any of these things were wrong, just the way that they were doing them. Therefore if it is wrong for ONE to have a psalm, it is wrong for ONE to have a doctrine. I too am a musician, and although I have never played professionally, I do possess the necessary skills to do so. I say that to say, I do understand where you're coming from. I just also understand that there is a ditch on both sides of the road. There truly are people out there that want to use their talents for God's glory, not their own glory. I can't help but wonder if squelching that is truly right in the eyes of God. (it wouldn't let me quote you)
  9. That's my point. You don't want people to do it for a show, therefore you should probably do away with specials. If you're going to quote me, quote the whole sentence.
  10. I think the key to this post is in the topic name. A lot of the musical set up of the services is according to the discernment of the pastor. It varies according to the members of the church and the people providing the music. If you have quite a few people that are doing specials for show, it might be in the pastor's interest to not have special music. If you have a piano player or organ player that has a "you couldn't do this without me" mentality, maybe the pastor should make it an acapella church. True there are definite rights and wrongs in music, but there is much that is just left to discernment of the pastor. As with any area of the Church, learn the principles and then use discernment in your situation, staying within the principles. Remember that music is one of the most powerful influences in a person's life (I stress that I said ONE of the most). It is just as wrong to have a song service out of balance or not holding to truth, as it is the preaching. The pastor needs to make it clear that there are certain songs that are unscriptural and will not be sung in church. The pastor needs to study up on what music is right or wrong and needs to make sure that the music in his church complies. In short, the pastor needs to have discernment, and he doesn't need to take the attitude, "well I don't know that much about music so I just leave it up to so-in-so to keep an eye on things". No Pastor, that is your job. Study, pray, take an interest in the well being of your church. The songs that your people hear in church, they will go home, look it up on YouTube, and listen to it throughout the week. So your song service, like it or not, is reflecting what you believe is right and wrong.
  11. I'm not familiar with it, but I do like the, "my soul wait thou only upon God" system. I guarantee you that it works much better.
  12. Why couldn't Susie ride a bike? - - - - - Because Susie didn't have any arms. ........................... Knock Knock. (Who's There?) - - - - Not Susie! Ok so this one's a little messed up but it always gets a good reaction out of people.
  13. I believe that part of the reason for the shorter and shorter messages is that many preachers have nothing to say. I've heard the confession of many pastors that they either always re-use sermons, they get them from commentaries, or better yet from off the internet. Gone are the days when a preacher would spend hours on their face before God, seeking his face. The reason that Christians can't put up with a long sermon is because the average preacher doesn't take preaching seriously. When God meets, the time goes by so quickly. This past Wednesday I preached for an hour and five minutes (I was calibrating our new sound system which is why I know the time), but none of the people really noticed the time. God met with us and the altar was full. The invitation time was about as long as the average church's sermon is. Then, after all that, we had our normal prayer meeting time. In all, Wednesday evening services were about 2 hours, but no one complained. We came to meet with God. That being said, I spent hours upon hours in prayer and study getting myself prepared. The people won't prepare their hearts to meet God because they are following the example of the preachers.
  14. I put something up.
  15. A lot of getting used to using a pick is holding it properly. Most people don't, which will work if you start with a pick; but if you're switching to using a pick, you want to hold it properly.