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May 23, 2012 at 11:06 pm #23801
I believe it is always good for us as christians to check our motives so I want to challenge you guys on why you are doing what your doing. Is it to be reconized for being a really great dj,To be loved by the crowds, to get your name out there? If thats true is it really about Him or about you. We had a saying when I was growing up check yo self befo you weck yo self. So here is the check what do you spend your time on. your money on. what do you think about most of the time. Is it God or something else. We pursue what we are hungry for. So many times we are trying to get our identity from doing something or being someone that we start to worship the created instead of the creator. We build Idols just like the isrealites did in the wilderness when God was with them. Sometimes I think how could they of treated God that way after he just delivered them out of the hands of the egyptians. but in all honestly I am worst than they where. I have the spirit of the living God alive in me (For it is no longer I who live but Christ that lives in me)and I find myself worshiping empty things alot of times. Like things that I think will make me happy, things i think will give me purpose, worth, significance, love, acceptance, security, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH WANTING THESETHINGS i BELIEVE WE WHERE CREATED TO DESIRE THEM. bUT THERE ARE So many times I try to get those things from people or things or being something(A DJ). When in all honesty only God can give me them. I am not saying you souldn’t be a dj or even work at being great at your craft(Please Pratice) Just don’t get into worshiping empty things remember to Spin for the one. make your life count for something. God Bless
More thoughts on worship coming laterMay 25, 2012 at 8:30 am #38749
Amen! Great word!May 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm #38750
amenMay 28, 2012 at 8:47 am #38751
well i have a few things to say people
lately and even now the “devil” keep asking me to work with him on worldly things every one keeps on asking me why aren’t you doing any thing with (blank and blank) you know you should just make beats(for the kingdom of immorality ) and just sell them to others so they can rap over it your so talented!JUST SAY NO!
so just mix and master it for them JUST SAY NO!
how about a love or R&B song JUST SAY NO!
don’t work for the devilJune 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm #38752
Myself and my partner have both come from extremely chaotic background’s and have started to see a revival of the rougher side of urban life around our local church.
This prompted me to pretty much turn our living room in to what most would call a youth club, we had 16-25 ear old guys off the housing estate pretty much coming in and just chillin with the decks set-up, couple mic’s on the go, etc… that went on for about 2/3 months.
Then as these guys started to realise yes we are Christians, but we were also everyday folks too, they started asking us about what we did at church. I personally run the sound desk, and work in our community café’s kitchen as the main chef. Soon as they realised I made a phenomenal breakfast sandwich while getting my hands on some seriously high end kit they started coming into church during the week and speaking with people.
After speaking to a lot of them the main thing these guys didn’t like about the churches locally is the music. So we took their tastes on board (luckily I myself am a UK Hardcore and a Makina DJ in clubs) and started throwing idea’s around about what we could do to help them feel more comfortable coming into church.
This then sparked us on a mad hunt for tracks in the genres they enjoyed which could be applied to worship. Turned up there isn’t a lot around for the tastes these guys have.
So we decided, just produce our own, we’re now in the process of not only setting up EDM Worship events, but also workshops in connection with youth groups to get them interested in creative activities like production and song writing.
Some of these guy’s including myself have grown up on the UK rave scene from early childhood, and have picked up the skills too. Most of them can mix, and I’m not sure how many UK guys there are on here but some of the speeds that MC’s especially in the North Eastern parts of England are able to get lyrical content out at is insane (few of these guys have memorised the lords prayer and can get the thing out t a 4×4 beat at 200bpm, sounds cool, but they have of course put a council estate twist to it too, typical rough lads lol), we’ve been working with them to steer them away from their abusive and sometimes quite shocking stuff and focus it onto more wholesome thing’s like sharing life experiences through their lyrics, etc..
My goals and motives in putting this together have 2 faces to them so far.
Primarily to bring people to where they belong, with God, using something which people in the area know and love as a medium, which is working quite well, we have some seriously broken people actually taking on board the message now, even without the event running yet.
Secondly we wanted to provide a more familiar medium for current Christians who love their dance music to worship to, some of us have grown very bored of just standing up from our seats to simply sing. We’re a generation with masses of energy, and we want to get that out, we wanna show Him what we’re capable of doing for him.
“Will I dance for you Jesus?” Damn right i’ll dance for him, i’ll jump around so much when I finally see him that my feet will feel like a hammer on a building site!!!!
Psalm 150 is one of my key tools in my arsenal against those in our church who think that worship is just about singing and being able to play an instrument, were supposed to dance when we praise our God, I say clear out the chairs, and do what our Father wants, bounce around, jump for Him, scream till you go blue in the face that you love Him, and at the same time enjoy it, generations change and music evolves, computers have given us the ability to push things faster than a person can do on instruments such as drums and keyboards. We must use the tools we have at our disposal to connect with God in more and more creative ways, and use this energy we get from him.
I say lets stamp our feet as hard as possible, be Satan’s noisy upstairs neighbour, make some noise for your God is what I tell the kid’s during their groupsJune 15, 2012 at 7:18 pm #38753
Thanks for the words Pastor J. Checkin!
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