Something to Sing About

 

God is Pleased when His Children Sing Spiritual Songs

By Ron English, Editor
Text: Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; –Ephesians 5:19

Here is a simple message, an acrostic from the word SING.  We should lift our voices and sing these four Themes again and again.

Salvation –   We should sing about Salvation. Titus 2:11, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,”
Philip P. Bliss wrote: “Sing them over again to me, Wonderful words of Life; Let me more of their beauty see, Wonderful words of life. Christ the blessed One, gives to all, wonderful words of life; Sinner, list to the loving call, wonderful words of life.  Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life.”  Dr. Joe Henry Hankins said, “If you are not saved…nothing else matters.  That, my friend, is one of the most profound statements you are likely to ever hear.
Inspiration– We should sing about our Inspired Bible. II Timothy 3:16,17 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.  B. B. McKinney, one of the Southern Baptist’s great songwriters and music evangelists wrote, “I know the Bible was sent from God, The Old, as well as the New; Inspired and holy, the living Word, I know the Bible is true.  I know…I know… I know the Bible is true; …Divinely inspired the whole way thro’, I know the bible is true.”  If you have a Bible, you can know that the very words were breathed out of the mouth of Almighty God.  Hide the Word in your heart…that you might not sin against God.
New Things-We should sing about ALL THINGS are made New.  II Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”  — William Cowper penned these words in song and blessed thousands, ” There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Immanuel’s veins; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains: Lose all their guilty stains, Lose all their guilty stains; and sinners plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains.  The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in his day; and there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away:”
Great—We should sing about the Greatness of God. Years ago an old preacher taught us to sing the first two verses of Psalm 48.  “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”  Thomas O. Chisholm wrote these words that branded our hearts with joy and peace: “Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father, There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassion, they fail not; As thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.  Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy Faithfulness!  Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided–Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!”
Permission: Blanket permission granted to those who might wish to take this simple outline and turn it into a Bible study, a sermon or a spiritual talk.  No credit to this editor or this blog necessary.  May God bless the use of it.

 

 

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An ordained Baptist minister. Worked for 10 years with a Christian publishing ministry where I was the circulation manager for a growing publication, The Sword of the Lord. I also did most of direct mail fundraising and promotion. I have pastored churches in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama & Arkansas. I served for some four years as Vice President of The Spoken Word of God ministry, Orlando, FL. This ministry was active in church planting in India and broadcasting the Scriptures via Trans World Radio and other radio outlets. My associate in this ministry later invited me to join him and his dad in starting a business working with churches providing multimedia equipment. I have done this work for the last 16 years. This blog, hopefully, will scratch an itch I have for communicating the Word of God to a broader audience via the Internet. I would be honored to hear from you via email.

4 thoughts on “Something to Sing About”

  1. Dr. Ron:

    I will be taking this message on the road this Saturday night with my band doing a Singing Concert for a little 4 year old boy that has cancer and is not doing well. They asked me to come and sing and raise alot of money for the family. I will do that. However I told them that Gospel Music when done right is only the Gospel set to music. I will also be preaching the message on ‘SING’. People are saved by the power of the Holy Spirit and preaching. To much singing these days and to little preaching. I will use the singing and the band to draw the crowd and raise the money and then the message SING AND OUR LORD to do the work. Dr. Ron you are a real blessing to the world with your site.

  2. Mike is my brother, and you are my “old Pastor” I am very thankful for both of you. Without you Bro. Ronnie, Mike may have never accepted the “Call.”

  3. Dr. Mike,
    You are most kind. The Editors wish you and your team a Happy New Year with many blessing through your growing ministry of evangelism. Thank you for telling your friends about salvationlinks.com We have noticed a significant increase in visitors to our site. God bless you. –Editor

  4. Dr. Ron:

    Thank you for the great message on “Singing”. I love it. Gospel music is on the Gospel set to music. I have been preaching and singing now for almost 40 years. I have found that many people will come here me sing and listen to my 6 piece Gospel Band play that would never come hear me preach. However a funny thing happened to them on the way to Hell they got saved at a singing. When Christians that are called to Fish don’t fish they fight. When we fish we any means the Lord gives us we catch them. Our job to catch them His job to clean them. My greatest blessing of 2010 was finding salvationlinks.com. I will share it with everyone I see on radio, tv and in person this year. God bless you. Mike Stevens

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