Not a band

Kingdom of Priests is not a band, and the albums are not for streams, and to be a part doesn't mean that you have to be a talented musician. Kingdom of Priests is a movement, calling and empowering worshipers to express their hearts to God in a pure, authentic, and honest way. This is for everyone!

 

I'm not a musician

Ephesians 5:19 says "speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." We have our psalms and hymns, the songs that songwriters wrote, that we sing during times of corporate worship. But there is another category of songs, songs from the spirit and music sung from our hearts. 

You can sing your own song to the Lord. Keep in mind that the letter to the Ephesians wasn't written to the worship team in Ephesus, but the church! Next time you are in a corporate worship setting, try singing your own words to the songs. Remember, it doesn't have to sound "good" (who determines what is good anyway?) it just has to be true and honest.

I'm a songwriter

If you are a songwriter or have never written a song but would like to give it a shot, here is a piece of advice: Write your songs to God.

It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised at how easy it is to sit down to write a song and get so caught up in how it sounds and if you can imagine it being sung in a corporate setting that you miss the point. Your song isn't for yourself, and it's not for others. Express your heart to God.

The goal here isn't "good", it's honest and true. That should take a lot of pressure off of you! Maybe your song will resonate with others and you can add it to the "songs and hymns" you sing in corporate worship.

Worship and Praise

Today the term "worship" can refer to anything from a genre of music to a segment in a church service. Those things are not worship, though. This may come as a shock, but singing songs to God is not worship either. Worship is defined by sacrifice in the Bible, a life bowed in surrender to God. When Abraham took Isaac up the mountain in obedience to God he told others he was going up to worship. But he didn't take his acoustic guitar. Romans 12 tells us that offering our bodies as a living sacrifice is our true act of worship.

The point? Singing is an expression of worship, not worship itself. The Bible calls these expressions of worship "praise". Our praise to God flows out of a sacrificed life. May your expressions reflect a life of true worship to God.