Colossians 3:16 Let 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.
MUSIC AND THE MESSAGE
There are certainly many types and styles of music that can be used to worship. The verse of scripture above mentions three of them, psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sometimes no words are needed at all. There are many instrumentals that can help us to meditate and concentrate on God and His glory.
In one church I used to pastor as we would take up the offering and the musicians would play, it was almost as if it was break time and people would turn around and start visiting with one another. It took me a while to teach them that this was a time of worship. It is a time to worship by giving and a time to meditate on God.
Christian music should cause us to focus on God and His Son Jesus. Music is a teaching tool. If you will notice many children of pre-school age beginning to learn of Jesus and many stories from the Bible by singing and learning the songs. This is not new. Many of the psalms and songs in the Bible were written to teach others of God and how He had worked in peoples lives.
I wouldn't presume to tell you what to sing and what music to use but I would suggest that if there is not a message that you can understand it might be better to leave that one out.
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