Music is Special

Posted: 24th January 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Music is a special form of communication that allows the heart, soul, mind, and strength to be jointly engaged in an outwardly expression of inner emotions, thoughts, convictions, beliefs and feelings.  Music is essential and necessary for the worship service because it is a unified expression of gratitude and love; it is an effective teaching tool for the congregation of Saints; it serves as an example of respect and honor to a tradition of hope and truth of the Church.  Where else can Church unity be so vividly expressed by the believer and be an outward example for the seeker? Nonetheless, of all the praises and songs we could sing, our Holy Father always receives the sacrifice of a broken and repentant spirit.
  • Psa 51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
  • Isa 57:15  For this is what the high and lofty One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy: “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.
  • Isa 66:2  Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the LORD. “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.”
The chief aim of all worship music should direct repentant saints to the Cross and place them at the feet of Jesus.  (Amidst all the celebration, Mary’s place at Christ’s feet was the better place than toils of labor in this world.)
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