Church Piano or Piano Church?

Church is like a piano.  Here is a piano lesson for the church.

A piano has 88 keys, 52 white & 36 black. But what if 87 keys are stuck and only one key is free to make a sound?

Perhaps church should free up all the people (keys) in the congregation on Sunday to participate and to show and tell what God has done. Then the many keys, played together by the Holy Spirit, will resonate with an amazing sound that glorifies God!

If a church piano player was only allowed to play one key on the keyboard (and the rest were stuck), he/she would be terribly frustrated and would quite probably leave the church.  When the Holy Spirit is only allowed to speak through one person, the same person Sunday after Sunday, I wonder if the Spirit gets frustrated (or quenched) and wants to leave?

Maybe God wants to be able to use everybody present in a church service, like a piano player “tickling the ivories.”  “Where you come together, every one of you has a . . . ” (1 Corinthians 14:26)

Experience piano church where every one present is free to show and tell what God has done at The Salvation Army Berry Street, 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 on Sundays at 10:45 am.

About these ads

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
This entry was posted in black keys, church format, church leader, church leadership, church meetings, church programs, church roles, church services, church structure, Holy Spirit, How many keys on a piano?, keys, music, Music City, Nashville adventure, Nashville church, Nashville events, non-church, non-traditional church, piano keys, piano lessons, religion, Salvation Army church, Salvation Army Corps, Salvationists, The Salvation Army, tickle the ivories, white keys and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Church Piano or Piano Church?

  1. Pingback: God’s voice is heard in humble, human hearts. | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville)

  2. Pingback: Sunday Holy Spirit Science Lab? | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville)

  3. Pingback: Dorothy In Oz, Wheels, Soul Train, TEAM, Yall, Lights, & A Quiz (Examples/Metaphors of Participatory Church) | Free Gas For Your Think Tank (Steve Simms Blogs From Nashville)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s