Sermon on Singing
PROPOSITION: To answer the question “Why do we sing?”
OBJECTIVE: That the hearer might learn the reasons for our singing in worship.
INTRODUCTION: Concerning Exodus 15:1-19
1. Why was Moses singing to the Lord?
1) He hath triumphed gloriously, v. 1
2) He is my strength and song, v. 2
3) He is my salvation, v. 2
2. It concerns me when, at times, I lead singing and some do not sing.
3. This attitude reveals something about us. Either…
1) We don’t know what God has done for us, or…
2) We don’t care what God has done for us.
[Singing is not about perfect harmony. It is about playing the instrument of our heart in praise to God. It is an expression of our heart’s deepest devotion toward the One who created us and saved us. With this in mind let us note that…]
I. SINGING IS PRAISE TO GOD AND HE IS WORTHY OF OUR PRAISE.
1. The new song. He is worthy of our praise. Rev. 5:9
2. Our song is unto the Lord, giving thanks.
1) Ephesians 5:19, 20
2) Colossians 3:16.
3) This is not to be a corrupt praise. Colossians 3:17; 1 Peter 4:11; 1 Corinthians 4:6; Romans 14:23; 10:17.
4) No mechanical instrument, whistling, humming, hand-clapping, etc.
3. We are to come before Him with singing and praise. Psalm 100
II. WE SING TO GOD BECAUSE HE HATH TRIUMPHED GLORIOUSLY.
1. The finest example of this is a simple open grave. Matthew 28:1-6
2. Note Paul’s appeal.
1) Evidence for the salvation offered. Acts 17:22-31
2) Victory over the grave is for every child of God. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57.
3) God makes us to always triumph in Christ. 2 Corinthians 2:14.
III. WE SING TO GOD BECAUSE HE IS OUR STRENGTH.
1. While we were without strength Christ died for us. Romans 5:6-11.
2. He is rock, fortress, and deliverer. Psalm 18:1, 2.
3. No fear in the strength of the Lord. Psalm 27:1.
4. Sing unto my Strength. Psalm 59:17.
5. I can do all things… Philippians 4:13.
6. Without me ye can do nothing. John 15:4-7.
7. Our sufficiency is of God. 2 Corinthians 3:4, 5.
IV. WE SING TO GOD BECAUSE HE IS OUR SALVATION.
1. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. Exodus 14:13
2. Let the God of my salvation be exalted. Psalm 18:46.
3. Neither is there salvation in any other. Acts 4:10-12.
4. The power of God unto salvation. Romans 1:16.
5. He gives us…
1) Hope. An expectant desire.
2) Forgiveness. Remission of sins.
3) A home in heaven.
6. He takes from us…
1) The dread of our expectation of hell.
2) Our guilt.
3) Our deserved punishment.
1. What class are you in?
1) Did you not know what God has done for us?
2) Did you not care what God has done for us?
2. The change that needs to take place is one of priority.
1) The lack of singing reveals your priority is upon self.
2) Whole-hearted praise indicates your priority is upon God.
3) If you don’t praise him in song you are saying. “He’s just not worthy.”