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Grace Worship Vision

Head: What (objectively) are we doing?

Colossians 3:16,17

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Psalm 96:2,3

Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!

Bottom Line:

Our objective focus in worship is to proclaim truth, and to be God-centered in our praises. This can only be done through songs that are biblically accurate.

Heart: Why are we doing this?

Romans 12:1,2

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Key Points:

  • Worship is our response to the mercy of God.

  • As living sacrifices, we are dependent on God to move.

Bottom Line:

Transformation (or sanctification) is our expectation.

Hands: How are we going to do this?

Psalm 150:3-6

Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

1 Chronicles 25:1,6-8

David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. All these men were under the supervision of their father for the music of the temple of the Lord, with cymbals, lyres and harps, for the ministry at the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the supervision of the king.  Along with their relatives—all of them trained and skilled in music for the Lord—they numbered 288. Young and old alike, teacher as well as student, cast lots for their duties.

Bottom Line:

Our PLAN as a community of worshippers is to diligently pursue a high level of crafted musical excellence, teaching, learning, and creativity.

Goals:

  • Commitment

    • This REQUIRES Time

  • Encouragement

    • This REQUIRES Love

  • Accountability

    • This REQUIRES Transparency