Sermon:
Worship through Singing
Ephesians 5:19 - Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
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Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

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Good morning.

We are truly blessed to have been gifted with a talented worship team that is able to lead us in musical worship to the Lord.

Praise the Lord for them.

Well, we have been talking this month about worship and last week we spoke about worship through sacrifice. We are going to take an opportunity to continue to worship the Lord through our sacrifice this morning.

I want us to take a moment and truly have our hearts challenged to worship through this act.

So letís just pause a moment and I will pray.

Pray for offering.

Announcements

Transition to Message
Ok, this morning we are going to be talking about what most people initially think of when they hear the word worship, and that is music or singing.

Now we have seen that it is not the singing that is necessarily worship, but it is an expression of our worship.

Now there may be some here who think, I donít express my worship very well through singing because I canít sing, and if I canít sing, why would God want me to worship Him through singing?

Why Worship through Singing?
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Well, we are going to take a look at why the Lord wants us to worship Him through singing this morning, even for those who are unable, like me, to sing very well at all.

I want to begin with a couple of verses of Scripture this morning that indicate that this is something that the Lord wants us to do.
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Ephesians 5:19 - Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
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Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

The first and most important reason that we should sing is because
Worship through singing Glorifies God
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Through our Obedience

He tells us to sing in these verses. We are to sing and make music, sing with gratitude in your hearts to the Lord.

We need to sing to be obedient and to glorify Him.
And it is not just in these verses that we are told to sing, but I could list verse after verse. Here is a sample of what we find throughout Scripture.

Chronicles 16:9 - Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.
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1 Chronicles 16:23 - Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.

Psalms 47:6 - Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.

God is glorified as we worship Him through singing because He tells us to do it.

Transition
So, first and foremost, we should worship