Songs for the Suffering

Songs for the Suffering

Here’s a list of songs that my family has found helpful and comforting as we’ve faced various forms of suffering: It Is Well Be Still My Soul He Will Hold Me Fast Relief Sustainer Reckless Love Lead Me To The Rock I Will Never Leave You Alone __ If you’re interested here’s my thoughts on […]

Some “Christmas Songs” should be all the time Songs

Some “Christmas Songs” should be all the time Songs

Some “Christmas Songs” should be all the time Songs We thankfully don’t limit songs that refer to the cross or the resurrection to Easter. So why do we limit songs about Christ’s advent and incarnation to the Christmas season? Jesus’ coming and incarnation are not just relevant in December. Those profound truths are relevant in […]

Using songs of ministries you disagree with

Using songs of ministries you disagree with?

What are your thoughts on using songs of ministries you disagree with? I was recently asked this question by a dear Christian. I really appreciate this sibling in Christ and I appreciate their desire to honor our Lord. Here are some of my thoughts on the subject. First, this is an important question because music […]

Songs to Fight for Sanity (COVID-19 Playlist)

Singing songs of worship is a great means of encouragement and transformation.  “Worship is one of the most transforming activities for us to engage in as Christians… When we become duly impressed with God our lives change because the things that matter to us change.”[1] So, I encourage you to sing along with these songs […]

Why is it important to sing hymns in worship?

Scripture exhorts us to sing “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” (Eph. 5:19-20; Col. 3:15-17). The Westminster Directory of Public Worship concurs with Scripture and says, “It is the duty of Christians to praise God publickly, by singing of psalms together in the congregation.” “Why do Christians sing when they are together?” Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers: “The reason […]

The Hallel Psalms and the Supper

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! 2 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” 3 Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the […]

“Lower Still” by My Epic

Look, he’s covered in dirt The blood of his mother has mixed with the Earth and she’s just a child who’s throbbing in pain from the terror of birth by the light of a cave now they’ve laid that small baby where creatures come eat like a meal for the swine who have no clue […]

The Psalms and Our Songs

The Psalms are important for a number of reasons. For one, they take up a fairly large portion of Scripture and they have been a comfort for many. Spurgeon, known as the “prince of preachers,” struggled with depression and he found comfort and solace in the Psalms. He spent some twenty years writing his three-volume […]

Why do we worship?

If “worship” means singing songs of praise, as “worship” is very often used, then here are some goals of worship: We strive to build each other up (1 Cor. 14:26), be filled with God’s Word (Col. 3:16), be filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5:18ff), be a testimony to an unbelieving world (1 Cor. 14:24-15), and gives […]

Why Do We Sing In Church? [Part 3]

Singing Cultivates a Heart of Thanksgiving “And be thankful… singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. [17] And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Col. 3:15-17). “Addressing one another in […]

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