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Title: Singing in Worship


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SINGING IN WORSHIP
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Singing In Worship
  • Singing is one of the avenues of worship.
  • Singing reveals the spiritual temperature of a
    congregation.
  • A singing church is a working church.
  • This has been proven many times.
  • Yes, prepared unto every good work.
  • II Timothy 221

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Singing In Worship
  • One of the great joys of heaven will be singing
    praises unto God to the Lamb.
  • Visitors usually notice our vocal music.
  • We should never apologize when we are following
    Gods word.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Only 9 times is the word sing used in the N.T.
    in some form.
  • Let us look briefly at each scripture.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Matthew 2630
  • And when they had sung an hymn, they went out
    into the mount of Olives.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Acts 1625
  • And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang
    praises unto God and the prisoners heard them.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Romans 159
  • And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his
    mercy as it is written, For this cause I will
    confess to thee among the Gentiles, and
    sing unto thy name.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • I Corinthians 1415
  • What is it then? I will pray with the spirit,
    and I will pray with the understanding also I
    will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with
    the understanding also.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Ephesians 519
  • Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and
    spiritual songs, singing and making melody in
    your heart to the Lord

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Ephesians 519
  • Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and
    spiritual songs, singing and making melody in
    your heart to the Lord

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Colossians 316
  • 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.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Colossians 316
  • 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.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Hebrews 212
  • Saying, I will declare thy name unto my
    brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing
    praise unto thee.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • James 513
  • Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any
    merry? let him sing psalms.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Revelation 153
  • And they sing the song of Moses the servant of
    God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and
    marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty just
    and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • We notice that the instrument is left out of
    these scriptures.
  • Since God left it out of His word,
  • We must leave it out of our worship.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Two kinds of commands in the Bible
  • They are specific and generic
  • Notice an example of each

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Genesis 614 God told Noah to make an ark of
    gopher wood.
  • This is a specific command
  • Had He said make thee an ark, it would have been
    a generic command.

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Had God said, make music (generic)
  • Could be Vocal, instrumental or a combination.
  • But God said sing, a specific command
  • Nowhere does it authorize us to play!

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Singing In Worship
  • Singing as taught in the New Testament
  • Since the Bible says SING
  • The law of exclusion forbids playing.
  • When God word says sing, it excluded all other
    types of music.
  • Ex. Send to store for milk, dont have to say
    dont buy bread, butter, etc.

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • First, it must be scriptural
  • It must be vocal (A cappella, that is without the
    instrument) only
  • God has commanded not to add to His word.

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • Deuteronomy 42
  • Ye shall not add unto the word which I command
    you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it,
    that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD
    your God which I command you.

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • Proverbs 306
  • Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove
    thee, and thou be found a liar.

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • Revelation 2218
  • For I testify unto every man that heareth the
    words of the prophecy of this book,
  • If any man shall add unto these things, God shall
    add unto him the plagues that are written in this
    book

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • The message of song must be scriptural
  • We must understand what we sing
  • I Corinthians 1415
  • What is it then? I will sing with the spirit,
    and I will sing with the understanding also.

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • Second, singing must be our best.
  • God is never pleased with less.
  • Col. 323 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily,
    as to the Lord, and not unto men

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • Third, must be decent and in order
  • I Corinthians 1440
  • Let all things be done decently and in order.

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • Third, must be decent and in order
  • I Corinthians 1440
  • Let all things be done decently and in order.

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Singing In Worship
  • II. What Kind Of Music Is God Pleased with?
  • Purpose of singing is multi-fold
  • To praise God
  • To teach admonish
  • To give receive comfort

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Singing In Worship
  • III. How can we improve our singing?
  • First, develop proper attitude
  • Singing is worship to God
  • It is commanded in Gods word.
  • Not, if one has a beautiful voice.
  • Not, if one knows music.
  • Not, if one is in the mood.

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Singing In Worship
  • III. How can we improve our singing?
  • All are included in command to sing.
  • Too many fail to sing!
  • Some dont even bother to open a book
  • If we dont sing, we are disobedient to Gods
    command do not worship in this avenue.

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Singing In Worship
  • III. How can we improve our singing?
  • Attend singing schools singing services when
    they are available.
  • Whether a song leader, a good singer, or know
    absolutely nothing about singing, you will gain
    from these schools practice sessions!
  • God would have us seek to improve.

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Singing In Worship
  • We havent dealt with first principles of
    obedience today.
  • God would have all to be saved.
  • II Peter 39
  • The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as
    some men count slackness but is longsuffering to
    us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but
    that all should come to repentance.

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Singing In Worship
  • We havent dealt with first principles of
    obedience today.
  • God would all to be saved.
  • II Peter 39
  • The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as
    some men count slackness but is longsuffering to
    us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but
    that all should come to repentance.

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Singing In Worship
  • What must one do to be saved?
  • Hear Rom. 1017
  • Believe Heb. 116
  • Repent Luke 133
  • Confess Acts 836-37
  • Be Baptized Acts 238
  • Remain Faithful Rev. 210

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