The worship was so God honoring and Christ exalting … We have a passionate worship leader who is dedicated to the Lord and to leading and directing the redeemed in our church with songs… While I was singing the hymns and songs I couldn’t help thinking about this truth found Ephesians 5 where we see that the redeemed are spirit filled people who sing collectively to each other and who love to sing praises to the Lord. speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; Ephesians 5:19 We sing a new song, a song only the redeemed can sing… In Revelation 5 we read And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are You to take the book and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood men from every tribe and tongue and people and nation Revelation 5:9. The price with which the believers in our church are redeemed is the precious blood of Christ, the Lamb without blemish and without spot. knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:18, 19
It was God who we honored on the Lord’s day, it was Christ who we exalted, for He purchased the church with His own blood” Acts 20:28. It is the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, which cleanses us from all our sin 1 John 1:7. That is why we sing a new song, a song only the redeemed can sing! The world sings old songs, with a heart of stone and that is the last thing we should care about, what the world is singing, we sing because we have a joy and a hope in our heart because we are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb… It’s a heart issue (singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord) We now have a heart of flesh not of stone. Ezekiel 36:26 by His doing we are in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:30) who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, So I sing (not so good) and make melody (even worse) with my heart (because He saved me!) to the Lord ( my savior and my God). That’s why I praise Him, that’s why I sing, that’s why I offer Him thanks for everything He’s done… always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; Ephesians 5:20
The Lord’s day is for the redeemed not the world, the writer of Hebrews calls us to never forsake the gathering of the saints (redeemed) Hebrews 10:25, we are called to devote ourselves to teaching and sound doctrine Titus 2:1 and 1:9 and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42 and speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; Ephesians 5:19, 20 Because we were bought with a price 1 Corinthians 7:23 All because of Him our Redeemer, Jesus is my Redeemer, the name above all names, thank you oh my Father for giving us (the redeemed) Your Son.