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|Choreography; Edification Or Entertainment? by Perfectbeing: 11:34pm On Nov 19, 2019|
1Tim3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
The church is the pillar and ground of the truth, and everything done in the church must reflect the truth.
Everything must be done unto edifying. To build up people and not to entertain and feed the flesh
Choreography in Church is of no spiritual benefit neither to the dancer (Choreographer) nor to the spectator
1Co 14:26 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 ...
FOR THE PERFECTING OF THE SAINTS , for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (Eph 4:11)
Whatever is done in the church must be done unto edifying for the perfecting of the saints, and choreography falls short of spiritual edification on all grounds
All it does is feed the flesh and entertain us.
Come to think of it, dancing, drama and other forms of entertainment existed during the time of Christ. But it was never recorded that a dance or drama was performed before any of his sermons.
It doesn't matter if the soundtrack they are dancing to is Don Moen, Hillsong or Jesus culture, it is entertainment.
Choreography breeds lazy and unserious Christians :
Another thing that Choreography in Church does is divert the attention of the youth from emphasis on Spiritual growth :Bible study, prayer and evangelism to the flesh
I've been around Choreographers long enough to know the amount of time, money, effort and commitment spent in rehearsing and preparing for one dance presentation.
These guys go through several all night, and day rehearsals just to perfect one dance
Same people who would complain about all night prayer vigils in a hurry
To them all night prayers are boring but dancing is exciting. Of course it excites the flesh
A closer look at Choreography will show you that the best Choreographers in the world are not Christians. So you can hardly be a Choreographer and have a Christian as your model.
A lot is spent on buying clothes and costumes for the dance presentation. Ask these same folks to give to the gospel, they won't
I even saw a very funny title some time ago ; THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO CHOREOGRAPHY.
Nothing could be further from the truth. No matter how emotional and wonderful a choreography is, it can never save a soul. No matter the song that is playing
The best it can do is give birth to an emotional experience and not a new creature.
I love seeing good and excellent choreographies, but not in Church
Not in the house of God! Same way I love good movies but I don't go to church to see them. I go to the movies or see it at home
Can a Christian be a professional Choreographer and make money from it? I'm sure it's possible.
But not in the church, and no one should say his special ministry is choreography.
We have no such ministry in the church of Christ.
A good pastor knows how to focus on the spiritual growth of his members and not on entertainment which only feeds the flesh
Don't do crusades and put in Choreography, drama and rap to attract the youths
If they come in because of entertainment they will remain in the church because of entertainment
You won't bring in entertainment into a crusade or conference if you truly trust the power of the gospel to save.
You won't do that if you have prayed
Entertainment is what people use to cover up powerlessness in Church
A powerful church is a word church, it's a praying and evangelizing church.
Preaching grace is not tantamount to allowing entertainment in church
Let's keep it simple, let's do it by-the-book
Stick to the basics of Christian worship :
1Co 14:26 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....
For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: (Eph 4:12)
We must put emphasis on
Perfecting the saints for the work of the ministry. The fruit of ministry is more ministry
Point the children and youths to diligence in Bible study, prayer and soul winning, not entertainment. We will all give account to God on what we have done with his church
What will your account be?
Entertainment is a work that will surely be burnt up by the fire.
Leave entertainment o pastor. If not you go suffer loss o!
1Cor 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire
Stay faithful sir /ma
1Cor 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
The grace of Jesus with your spirits!
The saints are triumphant still!
|Re: Choreography; Edification Or Entertainment? by Authoreety: 12:21am On Nov 20, 2019|
Choreography has left edification, it's now entertainment..
Twas actually another way to interpret sermons and edifying song ministrations... but now, the difference is the case
|Re: Choreography; Edification Or Entertainment? by nlPoster: 1:33am On Nov 20, 2019|
Folks, we need to exercise. It's in the bible.
Are you saying choreography in the Nigerian Christian circle is making you uneasy? Could you explain why for those of us who dont know.
|Re: Choreography; Edification Or Entertainment? by Perfectbeing: 2:54pm On Nov 29, 2019|
Sorry for replying late.
But did you read everything I wrote?
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