In a book I am currently reading I heard the phrase “Everyone gets to go to
heaven, but not everyone gets to stay”. These words really resonated with me
and are spot on. We are all on this homeward journey but the sad truth is, not
everyone will recognise Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and get to live with him
I was asked to write about the Worship ministry which I coordinate here at
Caboolture Baptist Church. It is my prayer and vision that our worship both on
the platform and off would play a part in helping people make it to heaven.
I sincerely hope that when people walk from our community into church they
would think that this music has a sense of something else. That the songs would
appeal to them and cause them to ask questions, and start to seek God.
I pray that people would see past the band and ultimately experience the presence
of God. New people are coming every week to our church and some of these
people do not know Christ! Although worship can sometimes be seen to cater and
feed those already following Jesus (which we certainly aim to do) we must
remember that our worship in church can be used to reach out to those who don’t
yet know Him. I love seeing our church worship and enjoy the vast range of
songs we sing. We do truly aim to cater for everyone. But I hold these words
close to my heart and will continue to focus on this opportunity we have in the
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that
leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow
the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14
Our Carols will be a BIG project for our creative team as we wrap up the year.
Christmas is a time where we have the opportunity to openly celebrate the birth of
Jesus Christ with our community. We will be aiming to put together a show
which our church family will love and enjoy but also one that will offer HOPE to
those who aren’t heaven bound. Exciting times and a time to pray!
Love and Blessing – Lacey Evans