It is awesome to see how the Lord is working in the hearts of our dear people at North Life Baptist Church! To Him be all glory and honor. After the recent sermon in Psalm 95 that launched our new series on congregational worship, several have asked for the stirring quotes that were shared.
Here they are in chronological order:
- “There is no part of the worship life more in need of reformation today than congregational singing.” (Duncan)
“Any theology that does not lead to song is a flawed theology.” (Packer)
“We want congregations to be known by their singing, not by their music.” (Getty)
“Christians don’t tell lies; they just go to church and sing them.” (Tozer)
“Singing together organizes notes and words in beautiful ways to shine God’s dazzling truths into the relativistic GRAYS of our culture.” (Getty)
- “Though maybe misunderstood, regularly a bone of contention, and often under-practiced, congregational singing is one of the greatest and most beautiful tools we have been given to declare God’s ‘excellences,’ strengthening His Church and sharing His glory with the world.” (Getty)
- “All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white-hot worship of God and his Son among all the peoples of the earth. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man…. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.” (Piper)
And the best quote on corporate singing is our text, Psalm 95, for that morning…
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Here is link to audio of the sermon “Created to Sing.”
What primary Scripture or quote has the Lord used to engage your heart and mouth more in congregational worship?