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“Various positions and opinions on music are debated, argued, and staunchly defended. The very mention of the topic can cause an immediate spirit of defensiveness or carnality and a wide variety of unfavorable emotional responses.” Cary Schmidt Photo by: mferak
Culture Loves Entertainment!
You are a battlefield! “For the flesh lusteth [wars/competes] against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary [opposites] the one to the other: so they ye cannot do the things that ye would.” – Galatians 5:17
THE MESSAGE Song Lyrics
Methods of Communication!
"When I am writing a ballad [music], I am more introspective...” – Usher
What is this song teaching me? “You’ve got to give yourself a little bit of time to live a lot of things so you can write about a lot of things, Each song is a different confession to a different person.”– Taylor Swift “You’ve got to give yourself a little bit of time to live a lot of things so you can write about a lot of things, Each song is a different confession to a different person.” – Taylor Swift
“I’m looking forward to influencing others in a positive way, My message is you can do anything if you just put your mind to it.” – Justin Bieber
“Hip-Hop is all about bragging and boasting...Music, this is my art this is what I do.” – Eminem
“I can express my sensuality, I can express my pain, venerability, my strength, all of those things.” – Beyonce “I relate to young women, It’s the subject I can be most honest about. Lyrics are my focus, my forte, the black box of my heart. I don’t censor myself in songs.” – Katy Perry “You can be fun and sexy and still care about issues, I’m excited that people are starting to listen to what I have to say.” – Ke$ha
As you can clearly see, the aim of every musician is to deliver a lyrical message. Every song they write and/or perform is teaching you about something that will influence you somehow. Photo by: igowerf
THE MESSAGE Questions to Ask
Question 1: What is this song teaching me?
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” - Colossians 3:16
Question 2: What lifestyle is this song promoting?
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” - Galatians 5:16-17
Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day Christ on the road to calvary Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten then Nailed to a cross of wood Oh to see the pain written on Your face Bearing the awesome weight of sin Ev’ry bitter thought, ev’ry evil deed Crowning Your bloodstained brow Now the daylight flees, now the ground beneath Quakes as its maker bows his head Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life ‘Finished!’ the vict’ry cry. Oh to see my name written in the wound For through Your suf‘fring I am free Death is crushed to death, life is mine to live Won through Your selfless love This the pow’r of the cross Christ became sin for us Took the blame, bore the wrath We stand forgiven at the cross Matt. 27:11-26Matt. 27:27-31 Matt. 27:32-56 Col. 1:21Rom. 3:23 Matt. 27:51-53 John 19:30 Col. 1:13 John 3:16; Rom. 5:8, 1 Cor 13 2 Cor. 5:17-21 Rom. 5:9 Col. 1:14-22 “The Power of the Cross” Keith Getty & Stuart Townend