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Scripture & Song

Colossians 3:16 (KJV)

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. [1]

I.        Introduction: Scripture and Song. It goes together like peanut butter and jelly; ham and eggs; the moon and stars; like Crosby and Hope, Abbott and Costello. Scripture and song just go together. Throughout the history of God’s people, music has been the expression of our experience of God’s Grace.

II.      Internally Digest the Scripture: The Message Received

A.      Internally – Take it in as a welcome resident, not a tolerated renter

B.      Bountifully – take it in as treasure

C.      Instructionally – Let it be your teacher.

III.   Externally Express the Song: The Music Transmitted

A.      Singing For Mutual Instruction – Sharing your lessons in song

B.      Singing From Manifest Grace – Sharing the Grace you received

C.      Singing to Magnify God – Showing love to God before others.

IV.    Conclusion: If you have experienced God’s grace, it is only natural to lift your voice in song to accompany the grace of God in your life. What is unnatural is one who has experienced God’s wonderful grace and can find no song in their heart to accompany it.


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[1] The Holy Bible : King James Version. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995.

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