I'm still searching for a clear understanding of the difference here - entertainment vs. worship. We're not there just yet.
Someone said that worship occurs at a Christian concert, but that it's mostly entertainment. (Even though some Christian artists claim to lead worship services at their concerts.) Is this because we paid admission? Someone said that we can praise God and still not worship. Really? How is that? If the Spirit overwhelms us, is that proof of true worship? And if so, what does it look like when the Spirit overwhelms us? Is it that our worship leaders need to use proper body language to signal worship instead of entertainment?
I think this is one of the more important subjects we have here, but also one of the more difficult to tease out into something concrete.
My problem is this - if we can't clearly define the difference, how is it that we, the worship leaders, can be expected to model this for our congregations? Or is it up to each individual to make sure they are worshiping properly?
yes, this is a difficult subject. And often left out too.
I might be wrong in my sharing or in what I post too. That's why in this discussion, I hope we are able to learn from one another. Some maybe worship leaders for years, some maybe new, but we are all imperfect.
There is a good article for everyone to read. Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin. http://www.worshipmatters.com/
He really says out well about worship and worship leader. Maybe you guys can go there to read. He can explain better than me.
Both these 2 are good articles to read and learn from
Defining worship: http://www.worshipmatters.com/2005/11/04/defining-worship/
What does a worship leader do: http://www.worshipmatters.com/2006/01/25/what-does-a-worship-leader...
Those are good articles, the really help with the worship side.
But the distinction between entertainment and worship...what is it? Where is it in scripture?
I think those are the ones I was thinking of - thanks. To me, perfect examples for this discussion.
If there was iniquity and disobedience in the nation, and God rejected their offering, then did their worship offering become effectively downgraded to "entertainment"?