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TITLE: Six Reasons for Singing

TEXT: Colossians 3:15-17

PROPOSITION: Singing is an important part of worship.


KEY WORD: Reasons



1.     Many attend – but do not participate in singing.

2.     Excuse – not good singer, can’t carry a tune in bushel basket

3.     Think about this – SINGING is the only act of worship in heaven!


Christians sing because it was prophesied.

1.     Psalm 18:49

2.     Romans 15:9

Christians sing because they are commanded.

1.     Ephesians 5:19

2.     Colossians 3:16

3.     When we sing, we abide in the teaching of Christ. 2 John 9

Christians sing because they are told how.

1.     With spirit – 1 Corinthians 14:15

2.     With understanding.

3.     In truth – John 4:24

4.     With our lips – Hebrews 13:15

Christians sing because it teaches and admonishes.

1.     Colossians 3:16

2.     Speaking to one another (Ephesians 5:19)

3.     Teaches the:
Sinner to ober – invitation songs
Prodigal to return
Idle church member to work
Discouraged to have faith
Dying to have hope

Christians sing because we need to express our feelings.

1.     1 Corinthians 14:26 – Each of you has a psalm

2.     We have deep feelings about God, Jesus. Difficult to express.

3.     Singing allows a way to express these deep feelings.

Christians sing because this is how we show joy.

1.     Making melody in your heart

2.     Is any cheerful? Let him sing psalms. James 5:13

3.     Paul and Silas in prision – Acts 16:25

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