Think! Music as Worship to God
John 4:24, Ephesians 5:18-19, Colossians 3:16, Hebrews 2:12, 1 Corinthians 14:15, Acts 16:25

God teaches us what is acceptable to Him as worship both through direct commands and through examples of what others did in the Bible. One of the things He tells us is what kind of music He wants for the church.

In the old testament, the children of Israel worshipped God using various musical instruments such as timbrels and harps. King David wrote about such in Psalm 150. When Jesus died on the cross, He nailed the old law that the Israelites followed to the cross and set up a new law for us to follow. (Hebrews 8:7-13, Colossians 2:13-14) The church today is to follow this new law and not the old one. (Galations 5:4) This is why we do not sacrifice animals, burn incense, or use musical instruments today in our worship to God.

Write "T" next to the statements that are true and "F" next to the ones that are false.

  1. The Israelites used musical instruments to worship God. (Psalm 150:3-5)
  2. We can use musical instruments to worship God today because the Israelite did. (Galations 5:4)
  3. God's new law tells us to sing songs. (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16)
  4. God's new law tells us to play songs. (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16)
  5. The only examples of church music are of singing. (See verses at top)
  6. It doesn't matter if we add to what God has commanded. (Revelation 22:18, Matthew 15:8-9)
  7. We must all sing. (Ephesians 5:19)
  8. We are to be filled with wine. (Ephesians 5:18)
  9. We teach each other through singing. (Ephesians 5:19)
  10. We should pay attention to the words we are singing. (Ephesians 5:19)
  11. It doesn't matter if we sing songs that teach errors. (Eph. 5:19, Gal. 1:8-9)
  12. We can sing any kind of song we want. (Ephesians 5:19)
  13. God is the object of our worship. (John 4:24)
  14. We can worship God any way we choose as long as we are sincere. (John 4:24, Matthew 5:8-9)
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