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The Melodies of our Hearts

Have you ever had it where you were in a dark mood, and within a matter of moments your gloomy thoughts were extinguished as a sunny tune filled the air?  How about when you were in a sunny mood, and a slow sad melody was played, and quickly melancholy took over?  We have all have […]

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Is Cool to Be a Christian?

I.  Introduction A.  For some time now there has been a popular trend relating to the way in which modern Christians display their faith and advertise Jesus to the world. 1.  That is by making use of some of the means of contemporary (“pop”) culture. a.  Walk into any Christian bookstore and you will find […]

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Ten Commandments and Music (Part 2)

There have always been subjects in the church that have been a bit harder to put a finger on what is right and what is wrong. There are some issues that Christians are at liberty to decide on by themselves (within the bounds that Christ has set). There are issues that we can see are […]

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No Other Gods

It would be interesting to analyze music (whether worldly or church) in the light of the Ten Commandments. The Commandments are the rule of life that God has set before us and are applicable to every part of our life. In my next few articles I intend to do just that, and I would like […]

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High Importance: Instructing Our Youth in Psalms

While Sunday school was in session this summer, I was reminded of the importance of teaching our children the psalms. It is the most glorious and encouraging thing as a teacher to see those children, even that of the youngest ones being able to sing the psalms. It brings tears to your eyes when the […]

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The Reformed Heritage of Congregational Singing

Have you ever been in an argument where you were debating choir versus congregational singing? Did you know what to say? Do you know where that whole idea of choir singing stems from and that our fathers fought against this practice? Congregational singing is one of the many issues that the men of the reformation […]

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Psalms Bringing Comfort

A mother overcome with grief over the loss of her baby. A young girl just married. A child in Sunday school. An older lonely gentleman who lost his wife years ago. A minister of the word. Missionaries in Ghana. New babes to the word. Confused and depresses teenagers. Established churches in America. People of God […]

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Wallowing in the Mud!

Ever notice how the more you hang out with depressed and distressed people, the more you start to think that way! If someone is constantly dwelling on things, especially that which is sinful, it often becomes a natural habit for them to think that way. This is certainly not a healthy Christian way to live: […]

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The Psychological Effects of Music

If you have been following the Music articles, you have noticed that we have brought the brief historical sketch of music up until the present. This means that we are to start to consider a different sphere of music. What I would like to consider next is the psychological effects of music. Music plays a […]

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Worldly Music

The topic of worldly music can be a rather touchy subject especially among the youth of today! I almost hesitate to write on this, but if I am to follow the series of articles that have been written and the theme that I have been following, this can’t be left out. More importantly, I should […]

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