“Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”
- Colossians 1:28 (ESV)
I read this verse to our worship team this past Sunday before the service as we had communion together. As I was leading us through this time I kept saying over and over, “it’s all about Jesus”. I was reading Colossians the night before and this verse just stuck with me. We sing mini sermons every Sunday. These songs talk about Jesus, the cross, His love, God’s love, the Spirit’s leading, and so many attributes of God that deserve our praise. Our job as worship leaders is to proclaim Him. Our desire as a church is to see people take their next steps in their journey with Christ, steps towards a life that is completely submitted to Him and sold out for Him. God has given us the platform to point people to Him.
And so, with all of this in mind I think it’s important that we ask ourselves some important questions…
Are our hearts ready to preach a bunch of mini sermons every Sunday?
Are we choosing songs that are actually about God or is there a lot of fluff?
Are we doing our best to serve the lyric or is it lost in our overplaying and confusing arrangements?
What are some ways we can improve on how we as worship leaders communicate truth to people in the form of “mini sermons”?