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Music Facts: The Bible nowhere condemns any particular style of music. The Bible nowhere declares any particular musical instrument to be ungodly. The Bible mentions numerous kinds of string instruments and wind instruments. There is no biblical basis to declare any particular style of music to be ungodly or outside of God’s will. It's vital to your spiritual growth to consider the content of the lyrics. Since neither the purpose of music nor the style of music determines whether a Christian should listen to secular music, the content of the lyrics must be considered. While not specifically speaking of music, Philippians 4:8 is an excellent guide for musical lyrics: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.” If we should be thinking about such things, surely those are the things we should invite into our minds through music and lyrics. Can the lyrics in a secular song be true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy? If so, then there is nothing wrong with a Christian listening to a secular song of that nature.
However, much of secular music does not meet the standard of Philippians 4:8. Secular music often promotes immorality and violence while belittling purity and integrity. If a song glorifies what opposes God, a Christian should not listen to it. However, there are many secular songs with no mention of God that still uphold godly values such as honesty, purity, and integrity. If a love song promotes the sanctity of marriage and/or the purity of true love even if it does not mention God or the Bible it can still be listened to and enjoyed.
Important Fact: Whatever a person allows to occupy his mind will sooner or later determine his speech and his actions. This is the premise behind Philippians 4:8 and Colossians 3:2, 5: establishing wholesome thought patterns. Second Corinthians 10:5 says we should “take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ.” These Scriptures give a clear picture of the kind of music we should not listen to.
Obviously, the best kind of music is that which praises and glorifies God. Talented Christian musicians work in nearly every musical genre, ranging from classical to rock, rap, and reggae. There is nothing inherently wrong with any particular style of music. It is the lyrics that determine whether a song is “acceptable” for a Christian to listen to. If anything leads you to think about or get involved in something that does not glorify God, and feeds your flesh it should be avoided.
Family Life onsite services will resume shortly. Pastor is concern for the safety of the membership so he is listening for the voice of God to speak to when and how our reentry/reconvene will take place. Please remain prayerful and continue to watch our Live Stream on our social media page at Facebook on Sunday's at 10:00am central standard time. We are asking all members to start a watch party to share the gospel with your family and Facebook friends.
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Family Life onsite services will resume after the pandemic has ceased. Pastor is concern for the safety of the membership so he is listening for the voice of God to speak to when and how our reentry/reconvene will take place. Please remain prayerful and continue to watch our Live Stream on our social media page at Facebook on Sunday's at 10:00am central standard time. We are asking all members to share the live stream with your family and Facebook friends by clicking the share button.
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Now is more important more than ever to continue giving to God. It’s important that we maintain the integrity of our church ministry expenses by not allowing the attendance deficit to disrupt your financial support to your church.
If at all possible, please not hold your tithes & offerings in escrow until the reentry because the storehouse is in need of your financial support.
To ensure our church is financially stable here are ways you can return your tithes and offerings.
1.Cash App download on your smart device and send donations to $FamilyLifeChurchSeed
2. Text to Give by texting the amount to (318) 225-7556
3. PayPal click here paypal.me/familylifeshreveport
4. Complete the online "digital tithe & offering envelope" form on the website.
We understand this can be a confusing time for so many, you are in our prayers and if you have a special need or would like us to pray with you please click on the "prayer requests + needs." (prayer requests + needs)
FLC Kids will relaunch after our reentry. In the meantime your kids can stay connected through our virtual FLC Kids experiences, Bible study and K.R.A.M. cooking with kids which is amazing! Hopefully, parents have received your packet for your child to stay connected. To keep your child spiritually balance please click the "KIDSZONE" link below to access the tons of great Bible stories, activities and much more for them to be involved in. (kids zone)
Family Life Church (Reentry & Reconvene) Service Phase 1 Implementation Plan
Objective: When it's time to reenter our sanctuary the overall objective of Phase 1 plan is to properly prepare the sanctuary, membership, staff and volunteers for the return of In-Service Worship while simultaneously maintaining the excellent production of Online Worship Experience when its time to return.
Due to the current pandemic of COVID19, we have successfully maintained interactive and intimate online services. As the city of Shreveport are in phases we must effectively prepare for our members and visitors to return to In- Service worship when the time is right. The Bible says to watch and pray so we are sensitive to the well-being of our members with continuous CDC guidelines. (click here for reentry-reconvene plans)
Pastor Tommy, Sr: 318.518.3252
First Lady Kimberly: 318.518.7338
5700 West 70th Street, Shreveport, LA 71129
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