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What the Bible says about Praise and Worship:
Week 4 Handout


I. Worship Music:
    A. Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs: Ephesians 5:19.
      1. Psalm (psalmos): __________________________________ .
      2. Hymn (Humnos): ___________________________________ .
      3. Spiritual songs (pneumatikos and ode): __________________.
    B. Hymns VS. Choruses.
      1. Hymns: __________________________________________.
      2. Choruses: ________________________________________.
      3. Preserve the _______________________ .
II. Other Music:
    A. Is musical style mentioned in the Bible?  
    B. Don't impose your own preferences on someone else.
     
    C. Abuse doesn't invalidate forms.
    D
    . Balance of Harmony/rhythm/melody arguments:
      1. No biblical support (Exodus 15:20-21).
      2. No scholarly support.
      3. Context and our experience.
    E. Better way to deal with it.
      1. Read the lyrics.
      2. Lifestyle.
      3. Remember to judge the heart.
    F. Meat sacrificed to idols (I Corinthians 8, 10:23-33):
      1. Let each one be convinced in his own mind (Romans 14:1,5).
      2. "Eat anything ... without raising questions of conscience."
      3. Teach everyone to be _____________ .

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1998 David L. King Updated: 8/24/00