Corporate Worship is...
The engagement of God with his people through the Word, fellowship, the Lord’s Table, and prayer.
Music is a conduit for…
The Word: “Let the word of Christ richly dwell in you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” (Colossians 3:16)
Fellowship: In the testimony songs of what God has done in our lives.
The Table: Music may serve the prayers that permeate our actions at the Table.
Prayer: “He who sings, prays twice.” Attributed to St. Augustine. Song carries the content of prayer in the text and the affection of prayer though melody, rhythm, and harmony.
Generally, prayer and the word are the dominant functions that music serves in corporate worship.
Notes for a sermon to be delivered in the near future…