Music is a huge part of what we do here at Oasis World Outreach. We believe that praise and worship is not just a song, it’s a lifestyle. True praise and worship changes the atmosphere, therefore requiring our singers and musicians to be skillful in ministering to the Lord through their singing and playing their instruments. The responsibilities of the music department are: assisting and leading the congregation in praise and worship, through the ministry of music.
Praises to God is one of the major themes of scripture. The value, price and merit that we seem to place upon this important requirement has greatly diminished in our personal demonstration of worth to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
In most church settings, we have lost praise and worship to simplistic corporate ritual of little significance in the overall Sunday morning or weekday services. God has given us the responsibility and the privilege of proclaiming His righteousness with our mouth and hands and through music. This is to be a part of our lifestyle.
PRAISE AND WORSHIP
Oasis World Outreach believes the significance of praise and worship is of profound importance in the lives of the children of God.
The word praise is derived from a Latin word meaning value or price. Thus to give praise to God is to proclaim his merit and worth in the life of the individual who praises him.
Proverbs 27:21 says as a refining pot for silver and a furnace for gold, so let a man be in his trial of praise, for a man is judged by what he praises and of what he boasts. (Amplified Bible)
The more we realize and understand the importance of praise, the more we understand the enemy’s assault on it, and the freer we become to honor the Lord with a life of praise and worship.