Adoration Expressed Through Music

“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ “ – Luke 4:8 As we conclude our series on adoration, consider how adoration is expressed through music. If this were a seminary class, I’d ask you, “What are ways in which you worship God?“ The most important one to me personally, and perhaps you too, is music. Often it’s hard to see how embedded music is, even in the Bible, and what music does for the soul. There’s never been a great movement that didn’t have its own music, or a thriving church that didn’t have wonderful musicians and singers. Music changes our minds and souls, and it can draw us to great experiences. In every culture, there is a love of music and singing. The Lord has always invited music into the temple, synagogue, church, and your home. In some ways, the distraction of

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True Christian Joy

“I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.” – John 17:13 Have you ever thought of Jesus as having a sense of humor and being joyful? Yesterday, we shared the parable describing the invitations that were extended to a great feast, but many were too busy to attend. In the Book of Luke Chapter 14, Jesus humorously shares their excuses: “…The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ Another said, ‘I have just bought five yokes of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’ Still, another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ “ In their culture, these types of excuses were unheard of so you can imagine

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Busyness is Not a Virtue

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

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