Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Sing to the Lord; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves... Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! – Psalm 96:1-4 NLT
Music can be a lot of things. Music can be used as a backdrop for memories. It can be used as a platform for communicating a message. It can be used to create emotion in both the heart of the musician and the heart of the listener. Music can mean everything (all at once), or very little (depending on the moment). But, no matter what it is, music will never leave you unaffected. Whether it’s good or bad, music will leave you with an impression, an emotion, or a message.
At The Rock Church, our heart (as musicians) is that the music we share with our people will leave them with all three of these things. Each week we hope to offer an impression of Jesus, an emotion about Jesus, and a message about Jesus. More specifically, we hope to offer our congregation the message that Jesus Christ, our God, is worthy!
Understanding that God is worthy means knowing that He possesses qualities and abilities that merit our recognition. He deserves our worship! God deserves our effort, our attention, our respect, and our voices.
Our prayer is that as a Body we would draw closer to Jesus in our worship of Him. Our prayer is that as our people recognize His worthiness, they will sing out to Him in their loudest voice. Cry out to Him in your deepest soul. Lift your hands to Him in greatest admiration.
As musicians, our heart is that the worshippers would not see us as bands who perform for them, but rather as brothers and sisters who sing alongside them—to our worthy God. Together, we would recognize that Psalm 145:3 is correct when it says, “Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.”
The Rock Church
One-Year Bible Reading
2 Corinthians 11:16-33
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