Instrumental Music in the Old Testament and The Truth About… Singing

Some assemblies use mechanical instruments during worship and others sing “a cappella.”  There was a time when I wrestled with this issue.  Does it make a difference whether or not we use mechanical instruments in worship?


Instrumental Music in the Old Testament


Bright Angel Church of Christ


Bright Angel Church of Christ



Music Hand-Out

The Truth About… Singing


World Video Bible School®

Presentation by Don Blackwell:  The Truth About… Singing


It is always a privilege to sing in worship.

Oh, to Be Like Thee

O Spread The Tidings ‘Round

1.  O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found,

Wherever human hearts and human woes abound;

Let ev’ry Christian tongue proclaim the joyful sound:  Our Lord is Lord of lords.


Of lords, He is the Lord!  Divine the living Word!  His name, the sweetest heard; His will redemption brings; O spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found the Lord is King of kings. 

2.  Lo, the great King of kings, with healing in His wings,

To ev’ry captive soul a full deliv’rance brings;

And through the vacant cells the song of triumph rings; Our Lord is King of kings.


3.  O boundless love divine! How shall this tongue of mine

To wond’ring mortals tell the matchless grace divine—

That I, in earth’s decline should in His image shine!  In Him, the Word of Heav’n.


More songs:

Nothing But the Blood

There Is Power in the Blood

Have You Been to Jesus?  Are You Washed in the Blood?

Lord of Our Highest Love

Highest Place

Kingdom and Church

2 Timothy 2:14 (NKJV)

Remind them of these things…

Kingdom and Church

Sermon Notes…

Audio Sermons:

Kingdom and Church 1

Kingdom and Church 2

Kingdom and Church 3

Kingdom Relationships

Sermon Notes…

Audio Sermon:

Kingdom and Church 4

Kingdom Meetings

Kingdom and Church 5

Kingdom Power

Kingdom and Church 6

Kingdom Money

Kingdom and Church 7

Kingdom Authority

Kingdom and Church 8

Kingdom and Church 9

The Kingdom Comes

Kingdom and Church 10

Foundation of the Church

Sermon Notes…

Audio Sermon:

Foundation of the Church

The Gospel of Grace

by Dave Miller

Includes a study of the book of Acts by Gary Hampton

Click here for an informative study

Holy Spirit Study

One of my favorite passages of Scripture:

Romans 8:26-27

26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Ro 8:26–27). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

The study of the Holy Spirit is fascinating and beneficial. I would like to share these links:

Palm Beach Lakes

The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Truth in Love

Holy Spirit — The Truth in Love

GBN Live

presents, “The Holy Spirit.”

Mack Lyon presents, “The Holy Spirit.” This is available for download and can be found on the “In Search of the Lord’s Way Sermon Series” page (near the bottom). There are other study materials as well.

Some helpful studies by David E. Pratte:

The Gospel Way

Bible Study Lessons

Salvation and Forgiveness

God and Deity: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

Articles by Wayne Jackson from Christian Courier:

“What Do You Know About the Holy Spirit?”

“What is the Gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:38?”

“What Does the Bible Say About Miracles?”

“False Ideas about the Holy Spirit”

East Hill Church of Christ

Are There Miracles Today?

Richmond Church of Christ

Love Lasts Long

Long Lasting Love

One Question: Why Did You Stop Performing Miracles?

Also see:

Palm Beach Lakes

The Definition, Design and Duration of Miracles

GBN live

The Holy Spirit

Bright angel

The Work of the Holy Spirit

wvbs® Online Video

What is Providence?



The Church

The Power of Speech, for Good or Evil

by Wayne Jackson

Source: Christian Courier

Article Link

When reading this article, I think of the book of James.  James says that no man can tame the tongue.   In James 3:9-10 the Bible says:

With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.  Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.  My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

We need the Lord’s assistance to “tame our tongues.”

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