Tuesday, November 15, 2005

the spiritual gift of scavenging

I grew up thinking that you had to have the spiritual gift of singing to lead worship. I have no idea where this came from. Certainly I can find no Biblical links between worship leading and needing to sing.

Today I saw the spiritual gift of scavenging in preparation for worship.

The biblical text is Joshua 3 and I want some rocks to make a praise altar for Sunday. The office staff checked out various theatre groups. A chance conversation and we discovered a theatre group throwing out 4 (polystrene) rocks 2 metre by 1 metre. Ideal for making an altar. We offered to take the rocks away for them.

Done. Ideal for Sunday worship. Free. Spiritual gift of scavenging at work in worship preparation. Now is that gift in the Bible anywhere?

Posted by steve at 04:35 PM


  1. I think that I might have the spiritual gift of receiving hospitality!

    Comment by David Smith — November 16, 2005 @ 1:03 pm

  2. you say you don’t see a link biblically between leading and having the spirual gift of singing, but where on earth do you get the idea that singing is a spirtual gift?

    Comment by andrew — November 16, 2005 @ 7:26 pm

  3. at least quote me correctly — “spiritual gift of singing to lead worship”; ie the (misguided) notion that you need to sing to lead worship.

    Comment by Steve — November 16, 2005 @ 10:19 pm

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