Guitar for Church Pt 1 (Biblical Thoughts)

24 May

When thinking about playing guitar (or any instrument in church) it’s worthwhile bearing a few things in mind…

Psalm 100 teaches us (at least) 4 things about our musical worship:

  • We are to make music to God. Our singing should be directed at Him.
  • We are to make music from God. Our music should be motivated by Him and what He has done.
  • We are to make music about God. Our music should contain truths about Him and what He has done.
  • We are to make music corporately. Our music shouldn’t primarily be a solo pursuit.
But  there’s more…
Romans 12:1-8 teach us (at least!) 2 things about serving in church through playing guitar:
  • Our service is a response to God’s mercy shown to us in Christ.
  • Our service is for the benefit of our fellow members of Christ’s body, the church.
These 2 passages lead me to make the following general statement about playing guitar in church:
We are looking at using our gifts (guitaring) for the benefit of the body, specifically by helping them sing to, from and about God…together.

*Really all my thoughts are an amalgamation of things I’ve picked up from either Bob Kauflin or Jamie Brown. I am much indebted to them both*

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