Tim Hawkins on Worship Music



  • 2012-11-20T14:02:11

To my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I'm responding to this forum not as a self-righteous critic but in great concern for the family of God. If we're not sober, then we can be easily deceived by the enemy by the appearance of things rather than the substance, and major on the things that are minor, while making light of the things which are weighty. I'm just wondering why if God has such a sense of humor, He chose not to articulate or express it directly through His Beloved Son and our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who is the example that we ALL must follow, (1 Peter 2:21-25). Throughout his earthly ministry, Jesus demonstrated the things He saw and spoke of the things that He heard of His Heavenly Father pertaining to His glorious kingdom, whereby the Scriptures give us no reference that the disciples fell over in laughter as He spoke with divine authority. I do agree that there is a time for every purpose under heaven, including laughter (according to Eccl 3), but are we as followers of Christ truly, righteously, and properly discerning the times and age that we're living in? With all the chaos, lawlessness, and wickedness abounding in our churches as well as in our culture, is it not an "itching ear" that would rather give place to Charismatic comedians over the voice of the true prophetic voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to the Church in the hour of temptation? May the Lord Himself gird us all in His strength and guide us by His Spirit so that we may be ready for His Imminent and every so closer return! Amen!

  • 2012-11-20T13:32:51

How do you know what was in his heart when he sang those words? God looks at the heart, not the outward appearance. Maybe He is truly enjoying the Presence of the Holy Spirit and worshipping God in a totally holy way that God really enjoys. God gave him the gift of comedy to use to reach people. Were you thinking about Jesus when he did this? I was. God can defend Himself, but if this gets people thinking about Him (especially pre-Christians) then I am sure God can draw people to Himself using this servant.

  • 2012-11-20T01:23:51

I didn't realize this would actually post to my wall too. I was mainly commenting in response to do many people flipping out at the "evils" of this video.

  • 2012-11-19T05:36:17

We just listened to some of his fun stuff tonight....and this was one of them. Hilarious!

  • 2012-11-19T04:51:38

I'm glad God has a bigger sense of humor than most of us... Worship is so much more than just songs (and I'm a music worship leader in my church so trust me, I love "traditional" worship greatly too). Worship is about loving God, honoring Him, living for Him. That includes EVERY area of our life - and laughing at such a thing like this can be completely PURE! The only thing that would make this become dishonoring is if the heart was truly intending to be dishonoring. If a person is one who falls on their face in reverence to God, truly loves Him and is continually cultivating a relationship with Him, then ALSO having a good time and joking around isn't a problem in the slightest.

  • 2012-11-17T14:37:58

Thanks Tim! Your video led to a 30 minute conversation with an agnostic man about why I love Jesus and about what I believe. Had I not show him this video, the conversation wouldn't have taken place.

  • 2012-11-17T14:35:54

You are probably right--it doesn't lead people to worship. But it did lead to a 30 minute conversation with a man who is agnostic asking me about why I believe in Jesus. Awesome witnessing moment! God blessed me with a great opportunity and I was so honored. Praise God I showed them this video and we were able to laugh together!

  • 2012-11-17T14:21:21

how exactly is he using His name in vain? he's just showing how to use a "normal" song and make it into a praise song... I think you need to lighten up, Jessie... one does not have to sing hymns from 1800 spit to praise the Lord... our youth rewrote the monster mash into the Jesus mash and it was great fun for them, they got to praise His name the way they wanted to and our congregation loved it. And I don't think God was sad about it or thought we used His name in vain... Tim Hawkins is a comedian and he will overdo it to make it funny but there is nothing wrong with using a secular song and making it into a praise song. If we would make worship more fun, more young people would attend. Just my honest opinion...

  • 2012-11-17T09:24:54

Tim Hawkins overstepped the boundaries. What he did here is pure blasphemy of a Holy God. When we have to use carnal ways to get through to carnal people, we will always be using the same methods or the church will close their doors. Very Sad Indeed Kay, I agree with you. We have crossed the line in so many of our churches, that things like this do not bother us. God may we repent individually, as a church, and as a nation. There are some things that are not humourous and God will be judge of all!!! He has the last say!!! What grieved me also was the laughter in the background!!!

  • 2012-11-16T17:48:03

I love Tim Hawkins. He is still honoring God even if he used a secular song to do so. Rock and Roll is not evil. Anyway God has a sense of humor. He made us right?

  • 2012-11-16T02:24:02

Tim has provided us with more proof that you can't redeem bad music with good lyrics. Many people redo popular music with Christian lyrics ignoring that they may either 1. remind someone of a lifestyle they are trying to leave behind, or 2. the music is just bad and the style is just bad and it can't be redeemed. funny and a bit sick. what else is hilarious is that these 60 year old performers still have people stand in line to see them wail and screech.

  • 2012-11-15T19:25:38

Tim Hawkins is one funny dude, I'm a major fan.

  • 2012-11-15T19:12:29

I don't have the vocal range to attempt a Robert Plant imitation in church. But if I had the capability...I'd be tempted.

  • 2012-11-15T06:40:55

Craaaaaaazy... O.o Sweetheart, I don't know what Gospel YOU'VE been preachin' but Christianity is not the dull as dirt faith you're painting it to be. God has a firm hand and God is love but God ALSO has a sense of humor. In fact, this just in. God gives us talents so we can use them. Not everyone can be the preacher or the missionary or the worship leader. God can give people the talent of making people laugh and he definitely gave it to Tim Hawkins. There is a time and place for everything, read your Bible dear because Scriptures also tell us there is also a time to laugh. Faith can also be fun! Jesus had fun! And you know something else? The Gospel can be spread in many different ways and it's up to God, and God alone, to give us the tools to get the Good News across. God gave Tim Hawkins comedy, He gave Joel Osteen pastor leadership, He gave Kirk Franklin Gospel music and so on. IDK what He gave you but I suggest that w/e He gave you, you use it with LOVE and not condemnation b/c lemme tell you, I've never heard of a pharisee bringing someone to Christ's feet. Forgive me if I offended you but seriously, leave judgment to the Lord. God bless.

  • 2012-11-15T06:30:17

hahahahaha! I LOVED THIS! Ladies and gentlemen, I'm sure the Lord has quite the sense of humor. Laugh a little, life's too short! Give your laugh box some good ol' fashioned exercise! This was hilarious!

  • 2012-11-15T05:19:36

this is really only funny if you know led zephlin's music-and I don't. I love Tim Hawkins, but this was weird.

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