Summary: God has established praise, worship and music as a vital part of the church. Ephesians 5:18-20 1 Timothy 2:8 A. Music and praise brings the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 2 Kings 3:15 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 B. Music and praise confuse and defeat the
LESSON: PRAISE AND WORSHIP
I. God has established praise, worship and music as a vital part of the church.
A. Music and praise brings the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
B. Music and praise confuse and defeat the enemy.
1. Satan uses music to bring evil. He knows its power and effect.
2. God uses music to bring good and stop evil.
C. The longest book in the Bible (Psalms) is a list of songs and instructions for
worship and praise.
II. We must decide to follow God’s guidelines and instructions for worship, not our
own ideas or traditions.
A. God wants us to sing and praise in the congregation.
B. God desires for us to lift up and clap our hands.
C. God desires for us to boldly and loudly praise Him.
D. God desires musical instruments to be used in praise and worship.
E. God desires His people to dance before Him in praise and worship.
III. Music has three sources:
C. The World
1. Songs from the world can be positive or negative.
a. Positive- songs about life, children, and legitimate positive love
between a man and woman.
b. Negative – songs promoting depression, negative love and sex,
suggestive lyrics and so forth.
c. Since music was created to praise and worship God, that is the best
type of music to listen to. Christians can be entertained with positive,
worldly songs, but a steady diet of this listening can never be edifying
or build up the spirit man.