listen to for everyday listening. You know, the entertainment music. Are we supposed to just listen to hymns all day? Should we listen to the audio Bible?
Church music is a little different from regular everyday music… but it shouldn’t be that different. The same principles that apply to church music should also apply to the music you listen to every day. Biblical principles apply to every area of life. That’s what is so cool about living by principles rather than “rules.” Principles are timeless. Rules change with culture.
The principles are the same as always: music—like everything else in life—should glorify God. Does your personal music meet the biblical standard of glorifying God.
Your personal music should be performed by holy vessels. Johnny Cash’s hymn album was nothing more than a money-making last ditch effort to get him out of a slump. He isn’t exactly a role model of the Christian faith!
The Bible describes music as Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. A lot of music can fall under those categories, but that’s when other principles come into play. Try out Phil. 4:8-9. Is your music true? Are the lyrics true? Does it speak truth to your soul? Is it honest and just? Is your music pure? Lots of worldly music is not pure. What about yours? Would God consider your music lovely or of good report? Virtuous? Praiseworthy? If so, think on those things… in your music. Let music be the medium that saturates your mind with truth, lovely thoughts and purity.
Please see the schedule below and turn in all bolded music.
|6||Bow the Knee||3||I Am Resolved (TP)|
|13||Sweet Beulah Land||10||Freedom (from July 4 cantata)|
|20||NA||Wait on the Lord (TP)|
|27||Revive Us Again (TP)||24||All That I Need (TP)|
|1||Silent Night (SOL)||5||Be Thou My Vision|
|8||Fear Not (SOL)||12||TBD|
|22||Cantata Review||Hallelujah, He Wrote|
|29||God Has Provided||26||TBD|
510 Fear Not
520 Be Thou My Vision
525 God Has Provided