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The Two Purposes of Church Music

by Brent Karding

Last month, we saw that is impossible to be filled with the Spirit and not have a song in your heart – and in your mouth! Ephesians 5:19 was the main source of our observations there. Today, I want to talk about the two purposes of church music, found in the same verse. But before […]

Singing with Understanding: When Love and Sorrow Met

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, “I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice in […]

Music and Being Filled with the Spirit

by Brent Karding

I have been singing my whole life. When I was a child, my parents brought me faithfully to church. When the congregation sang, as soon as I was old enough to sing along, I sang! I can remember (before I took piano lessons, I think) noticing that the notes higher on the staff were higher […]

Singing with Understanding: Willing to Forsake All

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, “I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice in […]

The Purpose of Church Music (Part 2)

by Brent Karding

Last Thursday we saw the importance of both truth and spirit in our worship, according to John 4:24.  We saw that God commands us to use music in our services (Col. 3:16). The question then arises: What music should we use in our church services?  For we must use some style or styles of music.  Does God care […]

The Purpose of Church Music (Part 1)

by Brent Karding

Earlier this year, I preached a message on the purpose of church music.  Right now, that is by far the most downloaded audio message on our Sermon Audio page.  I thought I would turn it into two blog posts so that people can read these important truths, and not just hear them in a sermon.  It […]

Singing with Understanding: A Reason to Sing

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]

Singing with Understanding: Religion and Pleasures

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]

Singing with Understanding: Come, We That Love the Lord

by Brent Karding

Series introduction: The title of this series comes from I Corinthians 14:15, where Paul said, ” I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.” I want to help you sing hymns with understanding; that is, to understand what you are singing with your mind, so that you can rejoice […]