Singing together as God’s people is one of the most undervalued and misunderstood parts of the Christian life – which is a shame, because we spend so much of our gatherings doing it! So I’m really looking forward to looking together at what God’s word says about the amazing gift of singing.
Peter Yock, Music Pastor – Creek Road Presbyterian Church
This week we welcome in a good friend Peter Yock to preach from Colossians 3:15-17
, a heart-stirring passage about singing from the heart. It’s really amazing to consider what is happening when we sing together as the family of Christ. It is an act of worship of our great God, it’s an opportunity to hear from God and sing to God, it’s an encouragement to one another in Christ, and it’s a testimony to the non-believers visiting with us. In fact, singing together was one of the early church’s most notably winsome activities to the community around them.
It’s been a joy to worship with you over the past couple of years. I have been deeply encouraged by your passionate singing voices as we express the majesty of our God, our dependence on Christ, and our unity in the Spirit together. So thank you for spurring me towards the grace and wonder of the Gospel. Keep worshipping God in heart, soul, mind, and strength as we eagerly anticipate the return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
I’m excited about how this passage will help spring board our church into our next series on the Psalms: The Songbook for the Kingdom. As a preparation for worship this week, join us in spending time in Colossians 3
and Psalm 30
, as well as listening through the songs we’ll be singing together: This is Amazing Grace, Before the Throne of God Above, Grace Appeared, In Christ Alone, and Revelation Song.
Also, consider this question: What does the way you sing in worship say about your heart?