I think young Christian men and ladies who are attractive have to fight off a lot more temptation of the flesh and from the world because the world is attracted to them. You must not be tempted – for to whom much is given, from whom much is required. Love God and put Him first.
Are we a consumer-centred or Christ-centred church? A consumer-centred church is PRIMARILY concerned about how to attract people to church while a Christ-centred is PRIMARILY concerned about how to attract Christ to our church. When Christ is attracted to a church because of her purity and holiness, He will draw people to Himself. (Inspiration derived from Terry T. Teykl’s book, The Presence Based Church.)
I remember Matt Redman saying in an article or book that he aims to write songs that reveal the different aspects of God’s character. His album, The Friendship and the Fear, is a good example of that. On the same note, worship leaders should choose songs that reveal different aspects of God’s character – for instance, songs about God’s holiness, the fear of the Lord, His second coming and His righteousness along with songs about His love, mercy, grace, friendship and provision. This will help worshippers grow in understanding the different aspects of God’s character.
Congregational worship must not only remind us of the amazing grace and wondrous love of God but also inspire us to live a truly holy and purposeful life for God. Thus, the selection of songs for congregational worship is of critical importance because church music has the ability to influence our beliefs which would determine how we choose to live.
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Rom.12:1-2)