Saturday, January 26, 2008

Publicity Stunts

The entertainment world does it all the time. Relationships are manufactured to create publicity for one or more people in an effort to gain popularity, address rumors, or to promote an upcoming release. The same thing is happening in the church.

Dance ministries are hooking up with Jesus in name, but deep down they are really looking for a platform to showcase themselves. Some dancers never have a personal conversation with the Lord, yet claim to know him in front of the congregation. Some even claim to be in love with Jesus, but pass telephone numbers and text messages to that attractive person across the aisle. Some even go home right after dancing to commit sin on a regular basis.

Making a name for ouselves and using the dance ministry to benefit our selfish desires is not what we are commissioned to do. If your desire is only for fame, popularity, financial gain, and a seat with the "best of the best," by all means, go for it. Please, just leave Jesus out of it...

He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:

‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men

(Mark 7:6-7)

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