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For We Walk By Faith Not By Sight

II Corinthians 5:7

Music Ministry

Worship lifestyle 

Faith Baptist Church

Music Ministry Statement

The songs we sing give words to our beliefs, help us to express our emotions to God, enable us to revisit stories from Scripture, and help to give us a glimpse of God’s future where we will be joined together in worship. Through song, we protest individualism by uniting our voices in worship to God who calls us as a unified people to participate in his Mission. Together, we will set the table so that the Holy Spirit can serve.

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The Value of Worship

Just as something wonderful happens when God's people get together and study His Word, something extraordinary happens when God's people get together and sing His praises. Jesus said, "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Now, this verse is not saying that God only shows up when people worship, because God is omnipresent. But He manifests His presence in a special way when His people lift up His name in praise and worship.

 

The early church was a worshipping church. Acts 2:46–47 tells us, "And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved..." The phrase "gladness and singleness of heart" literally means "with unaffected joy." There was joy in the early church. There was vibrancy. But there also was reverence. A few verses earlier, we read that fear came upon every soul, and wonders and signs were done through the apostles (verse 43). There should be joy and reverence. Those are elements that should be in our worship. The Spirit-filled church will be a worshipping church, and the Spirit-filled Christian will be a worshipping Christian.

 

Someone might say, "Well, I just don't always feel like worshipping." Do you think the first-century believers always felt like praising God? They were harassed. They were beaten. They were mocked. These Christians faced persecution on a massive scale, but they were thankful to God. The Bible doesn't say, "Give thanks to the Lord when you feel good." Rather, it says, O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever!" (1 Chronicles 16:34). That is how Job was able to worship God after calamity came knocking at his door (see Job 1:20).

Sometimes worship can be a sacrifice. But we should still worship.

  

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