The Glorious Voices Choir of The Living Faith Church, Kubwa, Abuja on Saturday held its second annual musical concert to worship and praise God.
The concert tagged “The Atmosphere 2”, was a time set aside for worshippers to praise God away from the regular church service days.
In his opening remarks, The Resident Pastor of the church, Emmanuel Ibiwoye, urged worshippers to be sensitive in the presence of God, adding that God blesses true worshippers.
“Praising God requires the right atmosphere where He can dwell because God is holy. In the right atmosphere of worship, God speaks to His people and also blesses them.
“It is very important that we remain expectant in God’s presence because what we expect determines the experience we have,” Ibiwoye said.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of the concert, Mr Moritinwo Olusonjo, the Choir Coordinator, said worshipping God was a command all Christians must obey.
According to him, praising God is a commandment and not a choice.
“Concert days like this is a time that we set aside and come together to worship God.
“That is God’s commandment and it does not mean such days are usually free but it is something commanded in the Bible which is what we are following,” he said.
Mr Emmanuel Samuel, the Musical Director, said giving God praises as individuals and corporately was an avenue to celebrate His faithfulness in the lives of worshippers.
Samuel told NAN that musical concerts is an avenue for the general public to bring down the blessings of God.
“ Concerts impact on the nation because the citizens of the nation are the ones gathering and God hears their praise.
“In that condition, whenever they pray together concerning the nation, God will answer,” Samuel said.
Mr Edidem Solomon, a gospel artist that performed with his group known as ‘The Genesis’, told NAN that such musical concerts could engage more worshippers in church.
He said there was need for churches to involve gospel artists in their activities to encourage their talent and discourage laziness.
According to Solomon, failure of churches to help showcase talents of their members had persuaded such artists to derail and go into secular songs.
“Churches need to organise activities and involve artists to encourage gospel music. They need to do pockets of religious activities that will showcase the talents of gospel musicians.
“Music concerts attract more people than the regular preaching or other activities will do,” Solomon said.
Some artists that performed at the musical concert include Femi Worship, Fred Williams, Tope Moteni and Japhy Davis.
NAN recalls that the church held its first musical concert on Aug. 21, 2015.