SING: We are Compelled to Sing!

SING: We are Compelled to Sing!

Alistair Begg once said “Saved people are singing people”

“Worship isn’t primarily about music, techniques, songs or methodologies. It’s about our hearts. It’s about what and who we love more than anything.” Bob Kauflin

We are compelled to sing because of Christ’s Love.

[14] For the love of Christ compels us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; [15] and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (ESV)

It is not about us and what we like it is about Christ and His love for us!!

“Worship comes as a response to revelation” Getty

We sing as a response to Christ and his work on our behalf.
We praise what we love, and our love for Christ should compel us to sing.

C.S. Lewis said “I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.”

Singing Completes our Joy!!
Through out scripture we see these songs of response to what God has done. A “Revelation” of who He is. Salvation brings about a song.
Listen to these different types of songs in the scripture.

The First Song
is in Exodus 15. Moses leads the people to sing after they cross the Red Sea.

The Battle song
led by Deborah in Judges 5. after the defeat of the Canaanite warlord. (who was killed by a woman who drove a tent peg into his head, Judges 4)
They sang when the ark of the covenant was brought back. 1st Chronicles 15.

Songs of David in Psalms
Psalm 117:11 “Praise the Lord, All the nations. Glorify Him all peoples.

Songs of the prophets
Ezra, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Zephaniah.

Songs The Sustain the Prisoners
Paul and Silas in Acts 16:25

Song in Heaven
Revelation 15:3-4
[3] And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations!
[4] Who will not fear, O Lord,
and glorify your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
Revelation 15:3-4 (ESV)

We see singing throughout the history of scripture, we see singing today and we see the song of the future in Revelation.

God’s Greatness compels us to SING!!

A Question to Ponder…..
If “worship is a response to revelation” what devotional practices in your life might help you connect congregation singing as a response to freedom in Christ?

In our next session we will look at “Sing!…with Heart and Mind”

(Each lesson is a highlight and summery from the book “SING” by Keith and Kristyn Getty, 2017 B&H Publishing.)


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