Jan 27, 2008

Sin of Preference

We all have preferences. There's nothing wrong with preferences.

I prefer loud music because I grew up with Van Halen and ACDC and rock and roll. So I prefer loud praise music. Some others prefer the good ol' hymns. I prefer a more relaxed worship service. Some prefer ordered and liturgical services.

There is nothing wrong with preferences.

However, when we become inflexible with our preferences so that it's either my way or the highway, our preferences becomes a sin. It impedes God’s work.

Sin of preference.

Churches fight and split over preferences – without either side caring about what is lost. And such infighting destroys the redemptive potential of a congregation.

We cannot allow that to happen.

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