THE PURPOSE OF MUSIC MINISTRY:
Colossians 3:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
The Word of God is loaded with examples, explanations, exhortations, and instructions to sing praises to our Lord God Almighty! The music ministries team at Christ Fellowship seeks to glorify God by celebrating His Son, Jesus, and His work in our lives and in all of creation. Singing and playing instruments is a vital part to our fellowship and, we believe, to the Church as a whole.
- To worship God through music.
Psalm 27:6 (all Scripture quotations are NASB) “And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.”
- To praise God through music.
Psalm 150:3-4 “Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.”
- To lift the emotions of the heart.
James 5:13 “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises.”
- To learn Scripture and spiritual truths by singing.
Psalm 32:7-8 “Thou dost surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go.”
- To encourage one another with Biblical truth through music.
Ephesians 5:18-19 “…be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord.”
- To instruct and convict by the scriptural texts of the songs.
Isaiah 55:11 “So shall My Word be which goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”
- To introduce others to Jesus Christ through special concerts which can be an outreach to the unsaved.
Psalm 40:3 “And He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; many will see and fear, and will trust in the Lord.”
LISTEN AND WORSHIP THROUGHOUT THE WEEK:
Click HERE to enjoy worshiping along with the playlist of music for this upcoming Sunday. We pray this blesses and ministers to you, serving to help prepare your heart for our time together Sunday.
Interested in joining the Music Ministry Team either through Audio/Visual, Stage Support, or as a Musician please email Justin Lanning at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can serve.
MUSIC MINISTRIES LEADER: Justin Lanning
Justin and Nikki Lanning have been active at Christ Fellowship for over 20 years. Together they have joyfully served in a variety of ministries. With a long and rich family background in music, Justin leads the music team with various music styles, and engages the congregation with energy and enthusiasm as we worship the LORD in song.