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  • 1.  
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  • 4. – noun 1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. 2. formal or ceremonious rendering of such honor and homage: They attended worship this morning.
  • 5. Honor – noun 3. high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank: to be held in honor.
  • 6. Homage – noun 1. respect or reverence paid or rendered: In his speech he paid homage to Washington and Jefferson.
  • 7. Question? Is Worship just another way to say “Music” in the church?
  • 8. Other Aspects/Acts of Worship
    • Thanksgiving
    • Reading of the Scriptures
    • Confession
    • Prayer/Intersession
    • Baptism and Communion
    • Giving
    • Instruction in the word
    • Application of the word
    … and music
  • 9.  
  • 10. So what is MUSIC?
    • Vibrations in the air = sound
    • Air that is vibrated with order and patterns produces music
    … God created music
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  • 12. Music helps us to learn… helps us memorize
  • 13. Music helps us to express our Emotions
  • 14. Examples of Music in Worship all through the Bible All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name.” Selah Psalm 66:4 Oh sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! (2) Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:1-2
  • 15. Examples of Music in Worship all through the Bible 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. Colossians 3:16 … addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart. Ephesians 5:19
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    • Grove! ► good musically
    • Lyrics ► beautiful poetic words
    • God Centred ► focus
    • Theologically Sound ► true
    • Doctrinal ► teaches
    • Realistic ► can you live it?
    • Emotional Integrity ► not manipulative
  • 18.
    • “ Jesus is my boy friend”
    • “ It’s all about me”
    • Do you speak “Christianese”?
    • Theologically Unsound ► not true
    • Unrealistically Demanding
    • Emotionally Manipulative
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    • Involve Everyone
    … addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart. Ephesians 5:19
  • 21.
    • Focus on God
    • Glorify Christ
    • glo·ri·fy
    •   – verb
    • to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, etc., than would normally be considered.
    • to honor with praise, admiration, or worship; extol.
  • 22.
    • Express Praise
    • praise
    •   – verb
    • to express approval or admiration of; commend; extol.
    • to offer grateful homage to (God or a deity), as in words or song.
  • 23.
    • Provide Instruction
    • Teaching…
    • Theology
    • Doctrines
    • Ways to live for God
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    • Build Faith & Commitment ► towards God
    • faith
    • – noun
    • confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.
    • belief that is not based on proof
    • belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion
    Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (3)  By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible… Hebrews 11:1,3
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    • Respond ► react, answer, reply
    • re·spond
    • – verb
    • to reply or answer in words.
    • to make a return by some action as if in answer.
    • to react favorably.
    The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. Psalm 28:7
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  • 27. I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (NIV) Ephesians 3:17b-21
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  • 29. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21 (ESV)
  • 30.
    • Strengthen Unity
    • u·ni·ty
    • – noun
    • the state of being one; oneness.
    • a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one.
    • oneness of mind, feeling, etc., as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement.