“More Than a Song” Is the Theme of our Music Ministry
Paul says in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” If then we are to truly have a music ministry here at Braggtown rather than just a music program, we must seek to do as Paul tells us by singing “with grace in our hearts,” and also to sing “to the Lord.” So often we approach music in church without these two aspects in mind. Paul says that they should not only be in our minds, but they should be our paramount goals!
First, we must have “grace” in our hearts. Grace is the kindness and love of our Savior Jesus Christ toward all men and women. Do we sing with this kindness and love in our hearts? If we do, it is a ministry; if we do not, it is a song.
Second, we must sing “to the Lord.” This simply tells us that our music must be an offering to God and not for God (or for people). So often we are singing for God (or people), when we really must sing praises to Him and He then will use our music for His purposes. Are we singing to the glory of God, or are we singing for God? If we sing to Him, it is a ministry; if we sing for Him, it is a song.
We pray that you will join in our ministry through music, but if not, we need your prayers that we would not only strive to do our best in all we do, which is what God naturally deserves, but that we might also sing with “grace in our hearts” and always “to the Lord.” For if these two aspects are present we will experience a music ministry here at Braggtown that will certainly be “More Than a Song.”