A song is a sequence of many notes — not one solitary note playing over and over again.
–In the New Testament, the body of Christ is not one person speaking over and over again; but many members ministering to one another in sequence (order) as led by the Holy Spirit. (See 1 Corinthians 14:26.)
If a band was like church, the bandleader would always be talking and the “players” would always be sitting and listening to his lecture; and no one would be playing the song. That would stifle the music.
A Spirit-directed gathering of the body of Christ is an amazing thing to see! It’ lets God’s music flow:
–“In the gathered meeting the sense is present that a new life and Power has entered our midst. Again and again this community of life and guidance from the Presence in the midst is made clear by the way the spoken words uttered in the meeting join on to one another and to our inward thoughts . . . as a common life and current sweeps through all.” –Thomas R. Kelly
Patricia King posted this in a recent blog: “Many gatherings (church meetings) will change to become more interactive and relational.”
–We’ve been singing a new (interactive and relational) song in Music City for the past 8 1/2 years at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN. Come see — 225 Berry St., Nashville, 37207 on Sunday morning’s @ 10:45. Also I wrote a book about it, Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible, available at this link.