Today is one of our favorite of all; it's Sunday. With tremendous anticipation, we watch for the cars to roll into the parking lots and the tens, and hundreds, and thousands empty into our church buildings. We are excited. Rightly we should be.
This is a time for leadership to be invisibly present. I speak of the preacher and the worship leader. This is a daunting task for we are us. Yet, it is imperative we be up front and as unseen as possible.
How? By letting the attention be upon the Son of God through singing, communing, and preaching. Christ is to be honored and, thus, God glorified. There's a way to do it. The two staffed worship leaders we've had at Memorial--Allen French and Shane Coffman--are ideal at leading the songs without drawing undue notice.
A move they make which helps is to sing a round of songs without their commentaric interruptions.
I encourage all of us who stand before the assemblies to do what we can to let the Spirit of Christ be seen from His invisibility while, we at the same time, do what we can to be noticeably undistractive.