Presentation on theme: "Music Music. Review: Week 1 1.Music is a “hot button” with many Christians today. 2.Music is becoming a “personal god.” 3.Music invades our culture in."— Presentation transcript:
Review: Week 1 1.Music is a “hot button” with many Christians today. 2.Music is becoming a “personal god.” 3.Music invades our culture in ways never known to mankind. 4.Music is a very Biblical matter. God has tons to say about music.
Review: Week 2 Music is the gauge by which you can determine what the world is pursuing. Amoral- “being neither moral nor immoral” (Webster Dictionary) Many people believe that music is amoral (neutral) (non-emotional). “The sound doesn’t effect me, just the lyrics.” This is where CCM supporters go wrong. They believe that music is neutral and that the lyrics justify the worldly music style. Proof: Practically, Worldly, Biblically
Review: Week 3 Many Rock artists emphasize and build music around the rhythm. Satan’s Mission: To exalt himself above God. Many Christians don’t really believe that the devil is real. 2 Cor. 11:14-15
Review: Week 4 There is nothing wrong with new… …however it is wrong when it disobeys God’s commandments in the Bible. CCMers disobeys God’s commandment on separation. “Music always produces a lifestyle” CCM is diluting Biblical Christianity! Rom 12:2; Gal. 1:10; 1 Pet. 1:14-16; Jam 4:4; 1Jh. 2:15-16
Review: Week 5 Bible filtering passage: Gal. 5:16-25 Run all your music through this filter! All music will either endorse the works of the flesh or the fruits of the Spirit. Walking/ Living in the Spirit is a COMMAND from God’s Word!
The Power of Godly Music
Godly music… Honors God. Magnifies His Son. Resists Satan. Encourages and strengthens. Transforms us into His image. Pleases God. Brings joy to the heart. Sets one apart from the world. Establishes our heart in faith. Places God’s peace in our hearts. Sets our affection on things above.
Does your Music… 1) Help you hear the Word of God clearly? 2) Match up with the glory of God? 3) Unify or divide Christians? 4) Style encourage you to disciplined, godly living? 5) Help you separate yourself from the world? 6) Would you expect to find your kind of music in heaven?
Just as worldly music contributes to a worldly lifestyle, godly music contributes to a godly lifestyle.
Action Time! The worst thing you could do is to do NOTHING!
Action #1 Get your Bible!
2 Timothy 3: 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, throughly furnished unto all good works. Pastor Danny Sweatt- “If it is not scriptural, it has no place in the life of the Christian…each song must be carefully scrutinized in the light of the Bible.” (Biblical Music, pg. 95) Anything other than your Bible is like building your life on sand. Turn to Joshua 1:8
Action #2 Be filled with the Spirit!
Turn to Ephesians 5:18-20 Are you under the control of the Holy Spirit? Many Christians think they are, but are not! Notice how God brings music into the picture after commanding us to be filled with the Spirit.
Action #3 Pray through your music one song at a time!
Prayer Take the time to pray through each song you have. Ask God if He is honored by it. As you pray read the lyrics and ask God, “are these lyrics helping me grow closer to you?” As you pray ask God, “Does this sound bring glory to your name or does it please me?”
Action #4 Put off…Put on! Turn to Ephesians 4:17-24
Old Man New Man HOLINESSRIGHTEOUSNESSLUSTDESTRUCTION DeceitTruth Eph. 4:22-24
Put OFF… Put ON ! This is known as the “replacement principle.” v.21- are you hearing and being teachable? V.22- Put off the old man! It’s corrupt! Put off: “lay aside; cast off; repentance from sin” The old man died in salvation, but the habits still remain. Former conversation: “previous behavior” Old man: Sinful nature; “old self which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires.” The old man’s desires promise long lasting joy but fail to provide it.
Put OFF… Put ON ! V.23- renewed: “renovate; reform” Mind: “your intellect; understanding” Many of your battles are won or lost in the mind. V.24- Put on the new man! Holiness! Created: “made; founded; established” Righteousness: “love for what is right & true” Holiness: “entirely separated from evil, hates evil.”
Put OFF… Put ON ! According to this passage you are commanded to put off the old man. If you do not they you are in disobedience to God’s Word. The worst thing you could do is to not put off your worldly, fleshly music!
How do I put off ? 1.Acknowledge the Holy Spirit’s conviction and obey! God is honored! 2.Take Action! Put off that music! 3.How? 1.Trash or delete it! 2.Avoid! 3.Bring it to me and we will have a bonfire! 4.Where? ipod, CDs, radio, Facebook, Computer, TV, Cell, Friends
SHUT DOWN any way you would have access to that music!
NOW, put on! Once you put off your music you HAVE to put on. This is what the passage is teaching. There must be a replacement, otherwise you will just go back to your sin. How do I put on?
Put ON! Choose God-honoring, biblical music. Library, Wilds, Soundforth, Sacredaudio.com, Majesty Music, spea.org Be Patient! You will not like it at first. Pray and depend on God for strength to obey His Word. Get Accountability! Safety in numbers.
Action #5 Warn Others!
The devil wants to keep you silent! Many of your peers are being deceived and you have the opportunity to help them! One of the most devastating things that could happen is that godly teens are kept silent! Turn to Ezekiel 3:20-21
Warn Others! The Christian teens you know who listen to ungodly music or CCM are in disobedience to God’s commandments on holiness and separation. You are commanded to warn them. How?
How to warn them? Prayerfully- Bath everything in prayer. Biblically- Scripture is sufficient. Humbly- Do not be argumentative. Urgently- Time is going fast! Remember, Teach the teachable!
REMEMBER !!! Music is changing you! You will reap what you sow! (Gal. 6:7-8) Give it time! CCM: Laid back Christians Rock: Sex/ Carnality Music always produces a lifestyle!
Conclusion I have enjoyed this study on music! There is no way I have covered every little detail nor answered all your questions. I have prayed that is was a conviction, warning, and encouragement to you! I’m always here for YOU! Come see me!