Psalm 149:1 says, “Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly!” But, what about the old songs? Well, the old songs were new once, and because our Lord is without time, the old songs are still new for Him. He delights in the singing of His people; the songs from the hearts of the saints are a sweet aroma before Him. Do I like the new songs? Yes, I do. Do I like the old songs? Of course, I grew up with them. The point is that the old and/or new songs must be biblical. Our faith is a singing faith, therefore, we share our beliefs when we sing praises to God. Our Lord told to the woman of Samaria, “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24), and Paul makes an echo with his words, “I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also” (1 Corinthians 14:15b). We should enjoy singing, but singing the right songs. Our goal at Oak Crest is to worship the Lord with songs that exalt His name, using Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, and each one is based on the Bible.
This coming Sunday, in the evening service, we will have a special service. We will study the evolution of the music for worship through the ages; not just study, but sing those songs as well. Come, and let us have a wonderful time singing different songs with different styles, to learn how our brothers and sisters from the past worshiped our Lord.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your heart to God” (Colossians 3:16).
In His service,