Summary: The principles, practice and prominence of music in the Bible

"Minding the Music"

I. Music’s Priority in Old Testament Worship

A. Responsibility of Chief of the Fathers (I Chronicles 9:33, 34) Saul

B. Responsibility of Chief of the Levites (I Chronicles 15:16, 19, 22, 27) David

C. Responsibility of Levites (II Chronicles 5:12, 13) Solomon

D. Responsibility of Asaph (Nehemiah 7:1, 44; 11:28) Nehemiah

E. Responsibility of Priests (Ezra 2:65, 70, 7:24) Ezra

II. Music’s Practice in Old Testament Worship

A. Psalm Titles "To Chief Musician/Song Leader" Over 80 Times

B. Psalms: Singing to the Lord Over 70 Times

C. Psalms: Singing God’s Statutes in the Home (Psalm 119:54)

III. Music’s Prominence in New Testament Worship

A. Singing Praises unto God (Acts 16:25)

B. Singing unto God’s Name for His Mercy to the Gentiles (Romans 15:9)

C. Singing with the Spirit and with Understanding (I Corinthians 14:15)

D. Singing and Making Melody in Your Hearts to the Lord (Ephesians 5:19)

E. Singing with Grace in Your Hearts to the Lord (Colossians 3:16)

F. Singing Praise unto God (Hebrews 2:12)

G. Singing by the Merry Saints (James 5:13)

H. Singing a New Song to the Lamb/Lord Jesus for His Worthiness (Revelation 5:9)

J. Singing a New Song to God before the Throne by Harpers (Revelation 14:3)

K. Singing the Song of Moses & Song of the Lamb by the Saints to the Lord (Revelation 15:3)

IV. Music’s Evidence in Satan’s Working

A. In the Creation of His Character (Ezekiel 28:13)

B. In Worshipping His False Gods (Exodus 32:6, 18; Revelation 18:22)

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