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For We Walk By Faith Not By Sight

II Corinthians 5:7

Music Ministry

 

Worship lifestyle 

Faith Baptist Church

Music Ministry Statement

The songs we sing give words to our beliefs, help us to express our emotions to God, enable us to revisit stories from Scripture, and help to give us a glimpse of God’s future where we will be joined together in worship. Through song we protest individualism by uniting our voices in worship to God who calls us as a unified people to participate in his Mission. Together, we will set the table so that the Holy Spirit can serve.

 

 

 

 Important Reminders

 

 June 4th: Choir Practice - 5:45pm

June 18th: Father's Day - **LADIES CHOIR SINGS**

June 25th - Lore Family sings - 11am

June 25th: Choir Practice - 5:45pm

 

 The Lore Family of Portsmouth, Ohio

 

 For this week's Top 20 Worship Songs:

http://topworshipsongs.org

 

 

 

 

Monthly Worship Devotional:

Are You Building the Kingdom or Yourself?

I want to ask a hard question. And believe me, I'm asking myself this question first before I ask you. Here it is: Is your music ministry about Kingdom building or about self building? Ouch! If we get completely honest the answer may hurt a little.

If you're feeling a bit conflicted about your answer to that question - that's good. I think a quick answer might not be an honest answer. I believe that if we are completely honest before the Lord we have all dealt with a bit of "self-building" in our ministry. Even when our heart's desire is to be all about Kingdom building, self has a way of getting in there. If you've found yourself battling self as you minister, desiring to be a Kingdom builder not a self builder then here are some verses to encourage you.

Philippians 2:3 says, "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves." (KJV) Now here's a truth to keep in the forefront of our hearts and minds as we minister. Keep yourself accountable with these questions: Am I doing what I'm doing for selfish ambition? Am I humbly considering others above self? Is it "my way" or "no way?"

1 Thessalonians 2:12 says, "That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory." (KJV) Here's the standard for our call - to walk in a manner worthy of God. He has called us into His Kingdom through Jesus and our very lives, including our ministry, should always be about building His Kingdom for His honor and glory.

Ephesians 5:15 says, "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise" (KJV) As you look carefully at how you walk, how you live, that will include watching closely how you minister - use the wisdom from God's Word to guide your every step.

Remember, everything we have and everything we do is unto the Lord. We should hold everything with palms wide open - no white-knuckle gripping the ministry you've been placed in. It's the Lord's ministry, not yours, and not mine. If He sees fit to move you or change the ministry around you, and your heart is truly about Kingdom building then these changes should not cause you to miss a beat. Sometimes it just takes some changes in circumstances to get us to see a little clearer what our ministry is being built upon.

Let's take these Scriptures to heart and keep ourselves in check so that we do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, that we put others before self as we minister in a manner worthy of our calling.

Let's be Kingdom builders and not self-builders!

 

 

  


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