Isaiah 12:2 says, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” In our worship, do we do what we do simply because we like it, or are we bound to tradition? The music ministry of Calvary Bible Church exists primarily to bring praise, honor, and glory to our God. Each time music is presented during a service, God is the audience with the congregation participating or observing and, Lord willing, being edified.
Our music is conservative because we believe that God has called His people to be separated unto Him and from the world (Lev. 11:45; 1 Pet. 1:15-16). Therefore, music must reflect holiness, not worldliness, in sound, text, and presentation (Psalm 40:1-3). The primary purpose of music is to glorify God, and this cannot be accomplished when the music is contrary to His character. The second purpose of music, edification of man, cannot be accomplished when God is not glorified. Music is a moral issue that must be discerned correctly.
We strive to make our music fresh, interesting, and exciting, and we desire to fulfill God’s command by singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19). Congregational singing plays a vital role in each service, and children, teens, and adults faithfully minister each week through choir, piano, organ, instruments, vocal groups, and solos.