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VINCENT SAWYER, pastor of Faith Baptist Church and President of Faith Bible Institute in Corona, Queens, NY will address the theme: "MUSIC IN YOUR CHURCH: DOES IT HONOR GOD? (A Checklist for Christians)."
Music plays a vital role in the worship of Christ, but it can also split congregations, make enemies of brethren, and become a mockery of the praise and adoration due to our holy and righteous God. During this interview Pastor Sawyer will ask these questions of our listeners about the music offered to our Lord in your congregation:
-Does the music glorify God?
-Is the music acceptable to God?
-Is the music sensual?
-Is the music worldly?
-Is the music worthy of God's dignity?
-Is the music associated with someone who has a known unchristian reputation?
-Does the music (melody, harmony, and rhythm) match the text of the song?
-What message does the music communicate without the words?
-Is the music good and wholesome?
-Would the music cause others to stumble?
-Does the music edify me or others?
-What physical response will this music produce?
-Is the music well-written? ... and more
Pastor Sawyer also invites you to attend Faith Baptist Church's "NEW YORK CITY SACRED MUSIC CONFERENCE" Friday, June 20, 7pm-9pm & Saturday, June 21, 8:30am-5pm, featuring Dr. Bruce Cox, the music pastor at Suber Road Baptist Church in Greer, South Carolina and Dr. Steve Allen, the music pastor at First Baptist Church of Troy, Michigan and Band Director at Bethany Christian School for 25 years. The benefits of attending this conference include:
1) Four combined choral sessions to learn and sing music together
2) FREE CD and PRINT MUSIC from MincyMedia.com
3) Workshops giving additional practical helps in voice, brass, strings, and piano
4) Fellowship with believers from other NYC churches
5) Continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday
6) Opportunity to participate in a combined worship service with fellow believers from around New York City on Sunday... and more.
For details contact Pastor Sawyer at (718) 457-5651 or email him at FBCSawyer@earthlink.net.