In Spirit and In Truth

Holloway Music Day, 3rd December 2011, was a praise and worship filled, Holy Ghost led music appreciation day. The theme was “In Spirit and in Truth” based on John 4:20-24 was a continuation of the previous Music day on the 14th May 2011. Many question modern worship styles and music and try using the bible to validate their beliefs. The two music days focused on trying to shed some light on these issues with the Holy Spirit and the Bible. Sabbath School commenced at 9:30am with ‘Singspiration’ accompanied by Roger Baptise on the Piano. Sabbath school superintendants for the day, Sister Rosa Markham and Sister Iris Walkinshaw, reiterated the importance of praise through music and the right way to worship our heavenly father. Subsequent to the lesson review was a praise emphasis program with an explanation of the theme. Highlights such as an organ recital of the famous hymn, “Praise my Soul the King of Heaven” which rounded off an excellent program. Divine service, with a twist, was a purely musical experience even down to the prayer. Members and visitors were greeted and called to worship by Brother Emeka Nwokoye and Sister Irene Onek respectively. Holloway opened up their hearts in not one but two praise and worship sessions conducted by Elder David Adams, the praise team and the band. Hymns such as “God is My All in All” allowed the congregation to lift Jesus up in singing reminding us of what it is to truly praise God. The Holloway Mixed Voice Choir gave us a point to reflect of the numerous things that God has done for us with a rousing rendition of the popular hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness” perfectly setting the platform for our speaker for the day Brother Tony Best. Brother Best delivered an emotional sermon reminding us of what sincere worship is really about and what worship without hindrance actually means in practise. The sermon concluded with the song “It Ain’t Over” by Maurette Brown Clark, sung emotively by the praise team. Holloway Music Day captured the essence of what worship through music is all about and as a result the spirit of God manifested itself more in our hearts and the name of Christ was lifted up High above the clouds. “Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!” Psalm 150:6

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