Why Do We Sing In Church? [Part 1]

Introduction A lot of times we find it hard to engage in singing at church. There are a lot of things to distract us: funny unfamiliar phrases, me singing off-key in front of you, and a thousand other things. Why sing? Why purposely engage in worship? Singing at Sunday gatherings is basically one-third of what […]

“Thou Shall Not Dishonor The Sabbath”

To be honest with you I am convicted that I have not in my own life placed due emphasis on the Lord’s Day. So here I want to explore the Sabbath and what it means to us today. Four major views on the subject: First, the Seventh-Day Sabbath view. Jews, Seventh Day Adventists, and Seventh […]

Sing the Gospel

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” ~Colossians 3:16 Introduction Colossians 3:16 comes in the context of thankfulness and living in light of the gospel. In the beginning of Colossians 3 […]

Ten Songs for those Struggling with Addiction

“Start Over” – Flame feat. NF “Relief” (Acoustic) – Wolves At The Gate (feat Toby Morrell) “Redeemed”- Big Daddy Weave “Break the Cycle” – For Today “Killa” – Lecrae “This Is Amazing Grace” – Phil Wickham “Lord, I Need You” – Matt Maher “Rock of Ages” – Ascend the Hill “Your Great Name” – Natalie […]

Evangelism as an Overflow of Worship

Why do we share the gospel? Because we’re told to? Guilted into it? Or do we share the gospel? Many of us don’t. However, what could motivate us to share the gospel? Guilt? I don’t think that’s the most helpful or biblical motivation.  We share the gospel or should share it because it is the […]

Singing, Sanctification, and Transformation

Why sing? Why are “psalms, hymns, and and spiritual songs” important? What does singing do?  In the world we live in  “There is a ‘downward pressure’ continually in operation, which seeks to take that which is penultimate, and make it ultimate… The antidote to such ‘downward pressure’ is the continual eschatological emphasis of word and […]

The Breadth and Width of Musical Expression

It’s important for a painter to paint with a full pallet; yellows, reds, and blues and various types of hues; orange, green, and pink, in short, a full panorama of colors. This allows one to do better justice to reality. If a painter paints for very long and very well, he will eventually use the […]

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