(sometimes we develop a positive “Big Picture” from the “negative”!)
1. Failure to make corporate praise preeminent over everything else in church life.
2. Failure to obey Psalm 150 and utilize all the performing arts as acts of praise and prophecy.
3. Failure to design a sanctuary suitable for the sacred use of the performing arts.
4. Failure to set an adequate budget for music and the performing arts.
5. Failure to insist upon spiritual prerequisites as seen in the ministry of the Levits.
6. Failure to insist upon musical qualifications from those who meet the spiritual requirements.
7. Failure to ordain as deacons those worshipers who meet both the spiritual and natural qualifications for ministry (In the Old Testament the “priests”, as the Sons of Aaron, were the equivalent to the “elders” of the church in the New Testament and the “Levites”, the helpers of the sons of Aaron, were the equivalent of the deacons of the New Testament church.)
8. Failure to establish an ongoing performing arts training program within the local church.
David paid a high price for a place to worship the Lord (II Samuel 24:18-25) – Are we willing to pay that price today?
By Rev. Barry Griffing