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The people of God and music

The people of God have always been a musical, singing people. It is both our heritage and even our trademark (Ex. 15:1; II Chron. 35; Psa. 33:3; 40:1-3; 137:1-4; Rev. 5:9,10; 15:3). The people of God have certainly expressed their faith in singing, and the worship of God has been “voiced” in the words and sounds of God-honoring music.

  • Our joys and our sorrows have found expression in song,

  • Our hope for the future and our consolation for the present have been put to the tones of beautiful singing,

  • Our testimony of personal salvation and the “new song” that God has placed in our mouths have been set to music.

A Biblical outlook of music

Ephesians 5:18,19 says, “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Here, in this great text of being filled with the Spirit, Paul speaks of music and singing. One can clearly glean at least three obvious principles from just these two verses alone, in developing a Biblical outlook of music in their own personal life and in the local church:

  • Godly, Biblical Music Is An Expression Of Our Spiritual Condition,
  • Godly, Biblical Music Is A Combination Of Scriptural Words And A Scriptural Sound,

  • Godly, Biblical Music Must Focus On The Lord Jesus, Not The Performer.

Participation in the music ministry of BBC

We encourage all believers in attendance to sing as unto the Lord in our congregational singing in accordance with “making melody in your heart to the Lord” (Eph. 5:19; et al.).  In addition, we welcome any church member with musical ability, who would share our Biblical outlook on music and be willing to provide special music in one of our worship services, to participate in our music ministry. This includes solos, duets, trios, quartets, small ensembles, and instrumental groups. A pianist plays for our public services to accompany the congregational singing and for special music.