Daily Encouragement Net
ďEncourage one another dailyĒ (Hebrews ).
"Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs"
ďSpeak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus ChristĒ (Ephesians 5:19,20).
Itís happened in my church and probably yours as well. And this may be a subject we donít all agree on. Hereís my two cents worth.
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believe God spoke to our hearts and during the last several years in PA and
during our ministry in
Is it challenging? Sure is. Some like hymns, some like choruses and Iíve actually met a few that could do without the singing altogether! Itís also tough because thereís so much good music!
Here are several reasons I believe in using hymns as part of the worship blend:
∑ The great hymns connect us with our rich heritage historically.
∑ The great hymns remind us that Godís truth is not a fad.
∑ The great hymns can be a vessel to bring Godís message into our lives at the opportune moment.
∑ The great hymns teach rich theology.
Consider these phrases buried deep in favorite hymns. Can you recognize the hymn they are found in?
Letís keep singing hymns!
Stephen C. Weber
1. "Great is Thy faithfulness"
2. "What a friend we have in Jesus"
3. "Stand up, stand up for Jesus"
4. "I must tell Jesus"
5. "A mighty fortress is our God"
6. "O worship the King"
7. "How great Thou art"
8. "Trust and Obey"
9. "It is well with my soul"
10. "Be still my soul"