Because 2022 – Week 7
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Message Recap: This week we looked at the reason for music when we worship God. The way we worship and approach God involves music because that’s how God set it up in the Old Testament. 

 

Opening Question

  • What song really connects with you right now? Why?

 

Read and Discuss

1 Chronicles 15:16

David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.

1 Chronicles 25:1   

David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:  

1 Chronicles 16:4-6

He appointed some of the Levites to minister before the ark of the Lord, to extol, thank, and praise the Lord, the God of Israel:. . . They were to play the lyres and harps, Asaph was to sound the cymbals, and Benaiah and Jahaziel the priests were to blow the trumpets regularly before the ark of the covenant of God.  

1 Chronicles 25:7  

Asaph, Jeduthun and Heman were under the supervision of the king. Along with their relatives—all of them trained and skilled in music for the Lord—they numbered 288. 

1 Chronicles 15:22

Kenaniah the head Levite, was in charge of the singing; that was his responsibility because he was skillful at it. 

  • What do these verses tell us about how God sees music?
  • What are some reasons there were dedicated priests who were to play and lead music?
  • When it comes to worshiping through music, what are some things you enjoy?
    • What are some hang ups you might have?
  • What might be some reasons God wants music to be a way we worship Him?

Mark 12:28-30

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

  • Why is this the most important commandment?
  • How do we worship with all our hearts, souls, mind, and strength?
  • How can music help you worship with all your heart?
  • What are some ways music impacts your soul?
  • When you sing or listen to music, how does that engage your mind?
  • What are some ways music and strength can go together?
  • How does music give us an action by which we can experience loving God with our whole being?

Challenge Question

  • Since worship is an action and a direction, what can you do this week to worship God through music to grow closer to Him?

Memory Verse

Mark 12:30

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

Pray TACOS

Thank God for allowing music to be a way to worship Him.

Adoration– Use a few lyrics from your favorite worship song or psalm to tell God how awesome He is

Confess those times where you have not taken musical worship seriously.

Others- Pray that God would allow you to share a song with someone this week that will help them in their spiritual journey.

Self- Ask the Lord to help you to make time to worship through music this week.