Lead by Example

Posted: 17th January 2014 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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“An effective corporate worship leader, aided and led by the Holy Spirit, skillfully combines biblical truth with music to magnify the worth of God and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, thereby motivating the gathered church to join him/her in proclaiming and cherishing the truth about God and seeking to live all of life for the glory of God.” … (http://www.wamglobal.org)

I believe this to be a good definition of the role and responsibility of a worship leader in the church. However, in 15 years of being in music ministry, I have discovered it to be much more.

I believe the last part “seeking to live all of life for the glory of God” sums up the simple definition of a worship leader. For every man who can be truly called a “Godly Man,” lives out a life of worship and leads by their example. On judgement day we will know what we only know in partiality: A life of worship is more than singing church songs, or church attendance, or how much religious knowledge we carry in our heads. It’s more than what work we do or how well we do it. It’s more than our concepts of “perfection”, “excellence”, “beauty” or any other finite word conceived by finite man to describe what is truly infinite and indescribable.

It’s all about knowing, receiving, giving and sharing God’s love in everything we do! Thus, our lives bring glory to God.

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