On February 19, 2011, Pastor Bo Martin of Greenleaf Avenue Baptist Church came to PCC Baldwin Park to speak on the topic of Worship. Many of the members of the worship team and also the choir joined in on the event. The morning started with Brother Ed Augustin leading the people in some praise songs then Pastor Bo Martin began the worship seminar with a verse from the bible:
1 Corinthians 10:31, “Whether, then, you eat or drink whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
Pastor Bo went on to say that everything we do must be to worship God. From peeling potatoes, working, and even making ones bed. Then he asked for people to give their personal testimonies then explained that if one’s life were not a testimony to Him, then it would be problematic when bringing the congregation to worship.
One of the most memorable quotes from Pastor Bo was when he said, “If you are here in the worship team as a stepping stone to American Idol, then you’re in the wrong place. God is to gain all the glory, not you.”
Personally speaking, God really brought about conviction to how I see and do worship. One thing Pastor Bo explain was that one cannot sing a song like, “Give us clean hands, give us pure hearts,” if we are harboring sin or have an unforgiving spirit. How much more then, leading a congregation when you’re lying to yourself and your walk with God.