Pastor Tim’s series on Christian giving from 2 Corinthians continues on July 21. Title: A Theology of Christian Giving: Principles of Giving (Pt 4) Text: 2 Corinthians 9:1-7
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One of the church’s most prolific hymn writers, John Wesley, penned these instructions for corporate hymn singing in the preface to his hymnal, "Selected Hymns, 1761." Although some of these are slightly humorous (knowing the cultural and church context into which Wesley was writing is helpful in interpreting), I daresay some of these principles should be applied to our congregational singing today.
1. Learn these tunes before you learn any others; afterwards learn as many as you please.
2. Sing them exactly as they are printed here, without altering or mending them at all; and if you have learned to sing them otherwise, unlearn it as soon as you can.
3. Sing all. See that you join with the congregation as frequently as you can. Let not a slight degree of weakness or weariness hinder you. If that is a cross to you, take it up, and you will find it a blessing.
4. Sing lustily and with good courage. Beware of singing as if you were half dead, or half asleep; but lift up your voice with strength. Be no more afraid of your voice now, nor more ashamed of its being heard, than when you sung the songs of Satan.
5. Sing modestly. Do not bawl, so as to be heard above or distract from the rest of the congregation, that you may not destroy the harmony; but strive to unite your voices together, so as to make one clear melodious sound.
6. Sing in time. Whatever time is sung be sure to keep with it. Do not run before or stay behind it; but attend close to the leading voices, and move therewith as exactly as you can; and take care not to sing too slow. This drawling way naturally steals on all who are lazy; and it is high time to drive it out from us, and sing all our tunes just as quick as we did at first.
7. Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven. … See MoreSee Less
When I sing, people boo me even in Church.
You know there is a song book in the OT its called the Psalter and by far as a church you should hold the singing of Psalms above hyms. #regulativeprincipleofworship
Love #2. Unless a hymn was written by you, sing it and play it like it was written. It's not yours to change and we would rather you didn't. Thank you.
Our study in 2 Corinthians has been so profitable for the soul. We look forward to continuing on in our study this Sunday by singing songs that remind us God has freely given us all things through his Son, Jesus. Prepare your hearts, minds, and voices to join us this in worship this weekend. Hope to see you there.
#NowPlayingPrepare your heart and voice with the congregational songs scheduled for this coming Sunday. … See MoreSee Less
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Join us Sunday, July 14. Sermon title: A Theology of Christian Giving, Part 3: Administrative Integrity Text: 2 Corinthians 8:16-24
www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Corinthians+8%3A16-24&version=ESV&interface=print … See MoreSee Less