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#21 Kenny

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:04 PM

In recent years it started, I suppose, with music - "We want it contemporary. No we want it traditional!". I am not sure if either one is more "correct",


I would like to make a confession.
I attended an Alliance Church for 14 years and then our Pastor was invited to candidate at another Alliance Church and became their Pastor. The Alliance Church I attended went through the search process and finally got a new Pastor on board. When this new Pastor, whom I love dearly arrived, things began to gradually change, and initially it wasn't a problem for me. Then the worship music became more and more contemporary and it gradually got louder. I didn't complain about it because it was reaching out and bringing in younger families. Then I noticed, that I would go to Church, and afterwards leave feeling as though I was prevented from personally worshipping Christ Jesus. What had happened? The problem was that the loud contemporary music combined with a several songs with 7/11 lyrics hindered my own personal worship of my Lord and Savior. I would come home from Church feeling empty and as if I had all this unspent worship still residing in me. So rather than complain I left and found another Alliance Church down the road in which I was now able to be allowed to give my worship once again. My joy and thanksgiving to God then returned, and I realized that God was leading me to this other Church. I guess if there is a moral to this story, it would be, Go where God leads you. Don't stay somewhere if you ever get to the point where you can't worship, or if you get the point where you feel like complaining. Before you complain, go else where and experience new found joy. But don't be a complainer.