Message: “Importance of Music” from Joe Summers

Joe Summers - January 7, 2024

Importance of Music

The importance of music in our lives Lesson Objective: To discuss how we can implement music in our daily routines that can bring us closer to God. 1. Scriptures: Ephesians 5:19 - "Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord." 2. Colossians 3:16 - "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts." 3. Psalm 95:1-2 - "Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song." Introduction A. Music in itself means absolutely nothing. One cannot tell the difference between gospel music and secular music without the words B. Verses in Psalms were written in Hebrew prose/poetry so that they could be put into songs format. C. Song lyrics directly from the Bible • Create in Me a Clean Heart" by Keith Green • Scripture Reference: Psalm 51:10-12 • This song is a direct prayer from Psalm 51, where King David asks God for forgiveness and renewal. • "Thy Word" by Amy Grant • Scripture Reference: Psalm 119:105 • The chorus of this song is a direct quote from Psalm 119:105, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Other Examples of meaningful songs "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" by Joseph M. Scriven and Charles C. Converse 1. **John 15:15** - "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." 2. **Philippians 4:6-7** - "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." 3. **1 Peter 5:7** - "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 4. **Psalm 55:22** - "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken." "Amazing Grace" by John Newton and Your Grace and Mercy- Mississippi Mass Choir 1. **Ephesians 2:8-9** - "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." 2. **2 Corinthians 12:9** - "But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me." 3. **Romans 5:8** - "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." 4. **John 9:25** - "He replied, 'Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!'" "Break Every Chain" by Will Reagan **Psalm 107:14** - "He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains."1. **Luke 4:18-19** - "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor." 2. **John 8:36** - "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." 3. **Galatians 5:1** - "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." "The Blood That Jesus Shed Way Back on Calvary" by Andre Crouch 1. **Ephesians 1:7** - "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace." 2. **Hebrews 9:22** - "In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness." 3. **1 Peter 1:18-19** - "For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect." ### 1. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" by Joseph M. Scriven and Charles C. Converse ``` What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry Everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer. ``` ### 2. "Amazing Grace" by John Newton ``` Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see. ``` ### 3. "Break Every Chain" by Will Reagan ``` There is power in the name of Jesus There is power in the name of Jesus There is power in the name of Jesus To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain. ``` ### 4. "The Blood That Jesus Shed Way Back on Calvary" by Andre Crouch ``` The blood that Jesus shed for me, Way back on Calvary, The blood that gives me strength From day to day, It will never lose its power. ```

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