Music and Worship. . . and Volume!
Parent’s Corner- March 10, 2019
“O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.”
Psalm 95:1 ESV
Music is an important part of our life as a family. All of us play an instrument (or two), several of us sing or have sung in organized groups, and we enjoy listening to it often. Whenever one of my boys is in a bad mood or grumpy, often, listening to music is his activity of choice. It is able to calm him, reorient his thoughts, and change his mood. True confession. . . I have been known to turn up the music myself to drown out other “noises” (aka arguing, whining, complaining, etc.) and sing along. . . often loudly. At that volume, everything is in tune, tempo is kept, and words are accurate. . . at least in my own head! It brings me joy, and when I’m singing a worship song, it is bringing praise to the Father! Often times, the words of praise songs or hymns are based on Scripture itself. . . a very appropriate example of multi-tasking. . . meditating on Scripture and worshiping! He doesn’t care if we are in tune. He doesn’t care if we miss a beat, he just loves our worship and praise!
This can be very freeing, either for the younger musician who is just beginning, or for the more seasoned participant who has been doing it for a longer period of time. As with many things, it’s the heart that matters. It’s the desire to worship. It’s the desire to praise.
May you find joy in your parenting this week. . . and know that its ok to turn up the music!
This Week in Sunday School. . . Yes, we sang!
2/3s- Jesus Feeds Five Thousand People
Scripture- Matthew 14:15-21, John 6:1-14
Lesson Truth- Jesus loves and cares for hungry people.
Aims for the Children- to do at least one of the following during this lesson:
1. Tell what Jesus did for the hungry people
2. Give some indications of understanding what was so unusual about his
3. Pray a prayer of thanks to God
4s-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th- God makes a covenant with David
Scripture- 2 Samuel 7:1-29
Principle- We can rejoice and trust in God’s gracious promises.
Ask Your Child- What promise did God make to David and his family?
Apply- By trusting that God keeps His promises.
This Week- As a family, read 2 Samuel 7:1-29
Children’s Church- Jesus Endures the Cross
Scripture- Matthew 27:27-66
Lesson Goal- Students will worship Jesus Christ for dying for sin and giving access to God.
1. Jesus was mocked.
2. Jesus died on the cross.
3. Jesus died for sinners.
Key Verse- “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up His spirit. Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” Matthew 27:50-51a