Author: Ilysia Martin

Choosing Songs 101

I have not written a lot of original worship music, but I love writing poetry based on biblical truths. With so many worship bands and songs available, many of us struggle to determine what makes a good song. In the next couple of months, I want to talk about how solid songs are written, as well as discuss how I choose songs each week and how we can become a community of songwriters here at Koinonia Fellowship. This month I am just going to focus on a few basic elements that make a song worthy of being sung by...

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Preparing Our Hearts

You walk into church Sunday morning feeling groggy and tired. You are running late, so you walk into the sanctuary halfway through the worship set. You are thinking, “Where did the weekend go? Why is tomorrow Monday? Why am I even here when I have so much to do at home?”. You find a spot to stand and listen as the band leads the last song. You aren’t really interested in singing this morning so you just wait for the music to be over so you can sit down and rest. Doesn’t this sound like all of us at...

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I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people talk about the insignificance of worship in church. Unfortunately, many people view worship as something that simply happens before and after the message, as if singing praise is just a form of musical embellishment. What I want to talk about this month is the power worship has through the Holy Spirit. In the Understanding Worship EQUIP class that recently wrapped up, we listened to a message titled “Ambushing Satan with Song”. In this message John Piper talks about the immense power that singing has against the weapons of...

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  • Jesus Christ, Our Mighty Deliverer
    Colossians 1:12,13 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: God tells us through His Word that one of the reasons He […]
  • The Example Of Moses
    Moses was one of the mightiest vessels of the Lord. He was indeed a man of faith, but he was also a man of fruit. However, like Elijah, he was a man subject to the passions and temptations in life like every one of us. For example, he had a problem with anger, as evidenced […]
  • Let’s Plant A Garden
    Scripture uses nature to teach us many lessons. For example, Christians are likened to farmers. Some plant, some water but it is “God who gives the increase.” What a challenge! You and I can be implements used in the Lord’s garden. And for each task there is a season. However, if we get our eyes […]
  • Faith In Fruitless Times
    We are ever being taught by God’s Spirit to walk by faith, and not by sight. Faith sees what the natural eye doesn’t. How important it is for us to grasp this key to a steady walk with Jesus. I was reminded of this again when one of the lines sung during a worship service […]