Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bob Kauflin: The Importance of Singing Truth

Here is a short interview clip and some words from the message Bob Kauflin shared with us on Saturday morning of the 2008 Desiring God National Conference The Power of Words and the Wonder of God.

Words of Wonder: What Happens When We Sing?
By Bob Kauflin

We must be clear that it is the gospel and not music that unites us. We should guard against gathering together in churches based upon our musical preferences rather than according to our unity in the gospel. The gospel is what unites us. Ephesians 2:14 - Jesus has united us, not our music. I don't connect with people at my church because they have the same song selection on their iPod. I love them because Christ has enabled me to love them.

The host of heaven is not united in their style of music but in the words of their song (Revelation 5:9-10). What kind of music do people from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation sing? We don't know! But the Bible tells us what the focus should be: Worthy is the Lamb who was slain. The Lamb must always be central to our corporate singing. Why? Because Jesus is the one who makes it possible. God doesn't hear us on account of our skill in singing. He hears it because it is in his Son. We shouldn't look for music to move us to sing. God has already done something worthy of moving us. How can we then keep from singing?

Click here to read/listen/watch the whole message.

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