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Ho-hum worship
Worship should NOT be boring, hum-drum, HO-HUM!
SINGING
Ho-hum worship (October series)
It is easy for us to sing, stand, sit, listen, partake, go home.Are we just going through the motions?My lessons in October will look at how we can avoid the ho-hum in worship.Each sermon will examine another part of worship.
Isaiah 1:10-12
10Hear the word of theLord, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the law of our God, You people of Gomorrah:11"To what purposeisthe multitude of your sacrifices to Me?" Says theLord. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle. I do not delight in the blood of bulls, Or of lambs or goats.12"When you come to appear before Me, Who has required this from your hand, To trample My courts?
Isaiah 1:13-14
13Bring no more futile sacrifices; Incense is an abomination to Me. The New Moons, the Sabbaths, and the calling of assemblies-- I cannot endure iniquity and the sacred meeting.14Your New Moons and your appointed feasts My soul hates; They are a trouble to Me, I am weary of bearingthem.
Singing can become ho-hum
Singing is an important part of worship.Colossians 3:16Let 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.Ephesians 5:19is a parallel passage
Singing can become ho-hum
Emphasis is often placed on the notes, key, tempo, quarter notes, etc.The words are also importantNew songs – we focus on the music to get it rightOld familiar songs – we sing from memory with little thought to the words we are singing
Singing can become ho-hum
Sometimes we are guilty of singing a song – unaware of the message in it.We often sing songs with little understanding of the wordsSome have said, “Poor singing is the best argument for instrumental music.”
How to keep singing alive
RememberWHOwe worship: Our awesome GodRememberWHYwe worship: He loves us and redeemed usRememberHOWwe worship: in spirit and truthRemember toLISTENto the words you sing
How to keep singing alive
Sing great songswith deep meaningKnow what part you sing– S, A, T, BSoprano– higher notes for womenAlto– Lower notes for womenTenor– Higher notes for menBass– Lower notes for men
Follow your notes (up and down)
How to keep singing alive
Learn new songs– Most of us know less than 100 of the 900 songs in the songbookLearn to use the projector– look up at screen instead of down into a book in your lapKnowing all the details of reading music is not vital but some basics are helpful
Worship must not be ho-hum
1 Corinthians 14:15What isthe conclusionthen? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.In every part of worship – God must be honored, praised and glorified.

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Ho-hum worship - Searcher’s Class