Psalm 150 closes with these words, Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Oftentimes we mainline church people are prone to confine church music to hymns written many moons ago, sung with just an organ accompaniment. When I read the last Psalm, however, praising God through rock music seems to be a worthy thing. That is exactly what we are going to do this Sunday evening as we welcome the JJ Weeks Band in concert right here at JCPC. Opening the show will be local artist Drake Kennedy.
I am grateful that I am a part of a church that welcomes pretty much all genres of music. While our roots may be traditional, we like to expand our repertoire to include a wide variety of music that praises God, which indeed enriches our worship. Contemporary Christian music may push the envelope for some of us. However, with JJ's music being a more melodic rock sound, this concert should span the generations. There is something for everybody. So come join us. Sponsored by the Academy of Fine Arts, the concert is free. I am reminded of Paul's words to the Corinthians, I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some (9:22). On Sunday night may we truly live out the Psalmist's words, Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!