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Why Do We Sing In Church?

13937815_10154007536976725_405577530640927386_oI get it. You don’t like music in general. Or you don’t like the music selected for a particular worship service. Or you find some of it hard to sing along to for whatever reason. And so you ask a reasonable question:

Why do we need to sing in church anyway?

Oh sure, you understand why we have things like readings from the Bible and sermons. God’s truth changes lives. And so it only makes sense that we need to read that truth in the Bible and be taught what it means and how it applies to our lives. So far so good.

And you might acknowledge that praying makes sense as well. After all, who doesn’t need God’s guidance and help for all kinds of things? You might even think that it’s good for us to admit to God all the ways we blow it with him and with others. And so you don’t normally have a problem with praying in church either.

Still, none of this necessarily has to involve music or singing. And yet, pretty much every church throughout history has regularly included those things. How come?

Let me suggest at least two reasons:

Point of Focus: Everyone’s a Music Critic

Everyone tends to have opinions about music in church. This month’s Point of Focus has a few thoughts on how to smooth the edges of your inner critic.

Getting Ready for Sunday Oct. 19th at The Crossing

Prepare Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get yourself ready. You can see some of the rationale here. Keith Simon this week continues our series in 1 Corinthians with a sermon entitled, “Living for the Audience of One” from 1 Corinthians 4:1–5. The Scripture reads,

Getting Ready for Sunday Oct. 12 at The Crossing

Prepare

Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get yourself ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

Dave Cover this week continues our series in 1 Corinthians with a sermon entitled, “All Things are Yours” from 1 Corinthians 3:18–23. The Scripture reads,

Getting Ready for Sunday Oct. 5th at The Crossing

Prepare

Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get yourself ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

Getting Ready for Sunday Sept. 21 at The Crossing

Prepare

Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get yourself ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

Songs and Scenes: Sunday, August 24, 2014

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Songs & Scenes: Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. Today’s liturgy review features photos by Nate Herndon. You’ll find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.

Getting ready for Sunday July 27th at The Crossing

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Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. That’s true not just for the band and the pastor and tech crew but for all of us. When you prepare ahead of time, you are getting yourself in the right frame of mind and heart. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get yourself ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

Charles Anderson preaches this week, starting a mini-series in 1 Kings, from 1 Kings 17 in a sermon entitled “Who’s #1?” The Scripture reads,

Getting Ready for Sunday July 20th at The Crossing

Worship on a Sunday starts before Sunday morning. When you think about and prepare ahead of time, it gives you a chance to read the Bible passage in advance, see the song list, and get your mind and heart ready. You can see some of the rationale here.

Justin Garrett finishes our sermon series in Exodus this week with a sermon from Exodus 34:1–8, entitled “Getting what you need instead of what you want.” The Scripture reads,