If we think our music in East Africa must match the music of the West, we are aiming to please man rather than to please God.
If we are building up our sound equipment to make ourselves more likable, we are aiming to please man rather than to please God.
If we are blasting our music loudly to let the people outside know ‘we serious,’ we are aiming to please man rather than to please God.
If we are blaring music so loud it shakes and deafens a person in the small gathering, in order to bring about some type of ‘religious’ experience, we are aiming to please man rather than to please God.
If we are purging pennies from the hands of hungry members, in order to purchase more sound equipment or generator fuel, for a church gathering of 15-20, or even up to 50 or 100, we are aiming to please man rather than loving our brother.
May our singing be Biblical, orderly, lively, Christ-focused, in fellowship.
May our gathering be an act of worship, start to finish.
May the focus of the gathering be Jesus Christ and the proclamation of Truth.
May our prayerfulness and songs of praise be authentic.
May anything that is not of the Lord be removed.
May Jesus receive all the glory, for He is worthy.
May the believers go out spurred on and encouraged.
In all things, our aim must be to please God rather than man.
A piano is not greater than a goatskin drum.
A handmade harp is not lesser than a guitar.
The 2-3 shouting voices with microphones are not more pleasing or acceptable to the Lord than the merging of the voices of the saints.
An amplified voice is not essential; Truth is.