20 Truths from "Sing!"

When we sing we witness to the people in our church who are yet to believe


Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family, and Church

We are a singing people because it is how God has created us. It’s what we do. And when we do, we’re simply joining in with what the rest of the creation is doing. (8)

God has formed our hearts to be moved with depth of feeling and a whole range of emotion as the melody-carried texts sink in. Singing praise reaches your whole person—body moving, mind awake, heart moved, by the truth of Who God is and Whose we are. (8)

The true beauty of such a congregational choir is that our voices and our hearts are knit together in praise. It is exhilarating to be part of a body of believers breathing Truth together, harmonizing (however imperfectly) the message of the gospel together for the world to hear. (9)

Your voice may not be of professional standard, but it is of confessional standard. (9)

Singing together organizes notes and words in beautiful ways to shine God’s dazzling truths into the relativistic grays of our culture. We have been told the greatest story and been given the ability to retell it—to sing as well as to speak it to others in a way that they can understand too. (11)

We are created to sing because it leads us joyfully to the great Singer, Creator of the heavens and the earth. Our singing should sound like Him, look like Him, lead our hearts to Him. When the Psalmist sings ‘I lift my eyes up to the hills, where does my help come from?’ (Psalm 21) his help does not come from the hills but He who made the hills. (12)

It is hard—impossible, in fact—to sing what you are excited about in your spirit and grateful for in your heart in a way that is tepid, tentative and withdrawn. Deeply felt thankfulness produces a ...

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