Music is powerful. Music teaches. Instrumental music stirs the emotions. Lyrics simultaneously impact the intellect. Music fosters repetition: people repeat concepts and images continually in their mind when words are set to attractive melody.
God’s people must be selective when exposing their minds to music. Music for biblical worship elicits spiritual affections such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. Unbiblical music elicits fleshly emotions like immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, dispute, dissension, faction, envy, intoxication, carousing and blasphemy.
Biblical music contains words from Scripture, statements of biblical truth and expressions of godly emotion and affection. Music that is angry and sensual with words that do not focus the heart and mind on God is displeasing to God.
Biblical worship music utilizes a variety of instruments, forms and genres. Grace Church of Sacramento sings hymns and contemporary songs and uses Classical, Contemporary, Folk, Instrumental, Choral, Jazz and Mixed styles for biblical worship. Grace Church of Sacramento uses a variety of vocal ensembles, solos, a contemporary band and a bell choir for worship.