To me, I immediately get a sense of the “feel” of the song as soon as I hear the beat, the melody and the way it is sung. All these factors (and more) contribute to the “feel” of a song, but those “feelings” change over time.
Sometimes, you’re numbed to the worldly “feeling” of a song perhaps because of your personal music choices. If you have a history of listening to non-Christian music that is not in line with Scripture, you won’t even notice (or care!) about the subtle shift of recent Contemporary Christian music toward worldliness. “I mean… Come on! It’s only a feeling!” Hm.
Or, perhaps your church background is more rigid, liturgical, high church, or your church even had NO music at all! If that is the case, everything is worldly! If your foot taps… you’re devilish! If you hold a microphone… you’re in sin! It should be on a stand!
Both are extreme examples. Go to the Bible to determine your feelings. Let your feelings be based on truth.
Then, over time, God changes and eventually uses those feelings you get when you’re exposed to any level of worldliness. Rule of thumb: if a song makes you uneasy (like it’s sort of leaning toward CCM, for example), you’re probably better off without it. Some food for thought, anyway. –Bro. Ryan
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||May the Lord Find Us Faithful|
|15||Cantata||19||They That Sow in Tears|
|22||Cantata Review||Hallelujah, He Wrote|
|29||God Has Provided||26||Reach the World|
430 Mother’s Day Song (Times and Seasons book)
455 May the Lord
505 They That Sow
515 Reach the World