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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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Do You Love To Sing?

March 19th, 2013

Choir Note-Sunday, March 17, 2013

Perhaps it’s unique among churches to encourage all participants to sing. I don’t know.

Where else do you go where everyone—regardless of background or talent or inclination—is encouraged to sing out? A concert? No. Sometimes people sing along, but that’s not the intent of a concert. A community choir? Well, sure. Everyone there sings, but that’s the point of assembling that particular group of people—for the purpose of singing.

Church is not an assembly of people whose purpose is to sing, yet everyone in attendance is encouraged to sing anyway. Why?

Worship. And praise.

We praise and worship God in many ways, but one way in particular is through song. One of the distinctive marks of a spirit-filled Christian is that he has a song on his lips. He sings, and makes melody together. He sings songs, and hymns, and spiritual songs, according to Scripture.

So, when you come to church, do you encourage others to sing? Does everyone in attendance feel the pressure to worship and praise through the one-voice choir (congregational hymns) when they are at church?

Or, do they get an “out” when they see you? “Well, that guy’s in choir and he doesn’t seem to really care about this song. Why should I sing if he’s not?!” Or, “all that lady does is stare off in the distance when she’s not in choir. She puts on a good show when she’s in front of people but it doesn’t seem to carry over for her when she’s sitting in the pew in front of me.”

How ‘bout it? We’ll sing hymns every week, but think of the greater impact they can have when everyone is loving what they’re singing—truths about God.

-Bro. Ryan

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