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The Sounds of a Healthy Church, Part Two

Rev. Michael Calvert, Ph.D., November 11, 2018
Part of the Colossians series.

Sunday’s message will be a continuation of our look at Colossians 3:16. You will remember that in this verse the Apostle Paul speaks of two distinct sounds that should be coming from every faithful New Testament Church. Last Lord’s Day we considered the first sound of “teaching and admonishing one another.” This week we will begin looking at the second distinct sound, that of “singing.”

Why should we sing? Why did singing play such a big part in the lives of the Old Covenant saints? And what place does singing have in the ministry and fellowship the local New Testament Church? Why would Paul specifically command the Colossian believers to sing “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs”? And do these terms represent three kinds of music, or just one?

I can’t wait to dive into the deep waters of God’s Word with you!


Colossians 3:16

16Let 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. (KJV)