The Church is Like an Orchestra…

English: Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra in perf...

The Church is like an orchestra performing on the stage.  The First Violinist (the Pastor) sets the tone by playing the first notes and getting the whole assembly in tune.  The Conductor (Christ) chooses the score, sets the orchestra in motion, determines the timing, and brings the concert to a close.  The members of the orchestra (church folk) each have their own part to play.

Some instruments (members) bear the heaviest burden by having to play during the entire piece.  Others simply play from time to time, adding their musical voices to the whole adding fullness and beauty.  Still others only have a single note or measure to play before their contribution ends.

Every now and then someone plays a sour note and the listening audience winces.  Even if the culprit isn’t instantly known, everyone knows that something has gone amiss.

But when each instrumentalist knows his part, and plays it to their best- something fantastic is produced and everyone is blessed- both players and hearers.

The Church is like an orchestra.

About Jim

I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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