The comments concerning the music have been great. Many have been awesome and show such a level of spiritual maturity. Music is a hotbed issue in many, many Baptist churches. Some perceive that there is going to be wholesale change in the music, this is NOT the case. Some are concerned that I will eliminate one instrument a week until only the piano is left—this is absolutely NOT the case. We are not going through the songs we previously sang and throwing them out. The goal is still to honor God and prefer each other through a wide variety of wonderful God glorifying psalms, choruses and spiritual songs. Please continue to share your heart with your fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. The greatest testimony Berean can have is our love one for another. One disciple of Christ recognizing that a particular song does not bless them but fully realizing that another may be blessed by it is clearly an example of love one for another. I pray that our attitudes on Sunday will reflect a love for Jesus and each other like never before. I hope that each will sing and play their instruments unto the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Only God knows the heart and our heart must be right to worship the Lord. Each must examine their heart and determine if their thoughts and attitude is pleasing to the Lord. If we have an issue or ought with a brother or sister in Christ we must get it right.
I am reading each comment carefully and appreciate your feedback. I am praying most especially that God will be glorified in all that we do as we strive to obey the great commandment and fulfill the great commission. On Sunday morning 400 adults all come together with a huge variance in preferences and likes concerning music. Our greatest concern must be: Is the worship that is—not audible—pleasing to God?