INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN WORSHIP

By

Shelby G. Floyd

The church that Jesus said He would build upon the Rock of His Divinity (Matthew 16:13-19), worshiped in spirit and truth: “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24), and worshiped in music with “singing and making melody in the heart” during the apostolic period (33-100 A D). The early Christians came from many different backgrounds that used the instruments in their worship—worship connected to idolatry and immoral practices, like that of the Israelite’s at the foot of Sinai—“the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play” (1 Corinthians 10:7; Exodus 32:6). But these early Christians did not adopt this kind of music! Why? Continue reading “INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN WORSHIP”

COME BEFORE GOD WITH JOYFUL SONGS

By

Shelby G. Floyd

 

One of the Psalms of David helps prepare God’s people to worship him with joy and gladness of heart:

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
Come before him with joyful songs.”
Psalms 100:1-2

This congregation enjoys singing many of the old songs and many of the new songs. We are continually learning some new songs to add to the old songs we have sung for years. This is a good thing for our worship. Continue reading “COME BEFORE GOD WITH JOYFUL SONGS”