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The Role of Music in the Worship and Witness of the Church



The Role of Music in the Worship and Witness of the Church



But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

                        —1 Peter 2:9 (ESV)


God’s Saving Mission in Christ

The Church’s Participation in Mission

Music: An Important Means of Gratitude


The Role of Music in the Worship and Witness of the Church

1.         Music is a gift of God’s good creation.

2.         Music joins proclamation to praise.

3.         Music joins praise to proclamation.

4.         Music bears the Word of God.

5.         Music enables believers to express their emotions.

6.         Music awakens by the gospel.


Genuine Worship and effective Witness

1.         Genuine worship is possible only where sound doctrine is present.

2.         It is imperative to utilize songs both for formation and for worship.

3.         The music and singing of the church is the responsibility of the elders.

4.         Music leaders and teams need to be missional-minded.

5.         The music of the church should be done with excellence.


© John Fonville

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