david santistevan

worship.leadership

Corporate Worship Quote

“Some actually orchestrate worship in such a way that the affections of the heart are reined in and, in some cases, even suppressed. People often fear the external manifestation of internal zeal and love and desire and joy. Though they sing, they do so in a way that the end in view is the mere articulation of words and declaration of truths. But if that were what God intended, why did he not ordain that we recite, in prose, biblical truths about him?

Why sing?

It can’t be simply for the aesthetic value of music or because of the pleasure it brings, for that would be to turn worship manward, as if we are now the focus rather than God. We sing because God has created not only our minds but also our hearts and souls, indeed our bodies as well. in such a way that music elicits and intensifies holy affections for God and facilitates their lively and vigorous expression.”

– Sam Storms

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January 26, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. This is great…I’m so going to “steal” this;)

    Comment by Phillip Santillan | January 26, 2009 | Reply

    • You might want to call Sam Storms before you steal that.

      Comment by santahara | January 27, 2009 | Reply


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