Heritage Baptist Church strives to encourage the believer through Christ honoring music. Music was given to us by God, who is also the Author of music. He caused creation to sing and praise Him. The purpose of music is to honor and glorify our Savior. HBC uses conservative, traditional music that promotes the gospel of Christ.
Each song, each instrument should be used to lift up the name of the Lord! God is our audience, and He deserves our worship through music. It is one way we can communicate with the Creator. Music should always be spiritual because that is the only way one can worship God. John 4:23 "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him."
Attitude - Music has the power to change the attitude of people 1 Samuel 16:23 "And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him."
Attention - Music should help us place our attention on Jesus. Colossians 3:16 "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."
Adoration - Music gives us a means to adore our Savior and to praise Him. Ephesians 5:19 "Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;"
Music plays a big role because of the amount of music we hear on a daily basis. The average person listens to 4-6 hours of music a day. Music is everywhere we go! It influences our lives on a spiritual and physical level. The spirit of man needs to be fed Spiritual music that pleases our God and Savior!