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This Week For Sunday

Music is powerful.

Have you ever been in a foul mood and put on a bouncy song to lift your spirits?  Or maybe something low and slow to really wallow in it?

I’ve been in services where the congregation has eyes glazed over, but when the drummer hits the kick and the bass drops, all of a sudden the hands go up. I’ve been standing in the back, thinking about all my tasks for the morning when suddenly my chest tightens and tears fall from cheeks.  Why?

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Music is powerful.

We read throughout the Psalms about praising God with voices and music.  God has wired us to be moved by melody.  It can bring us to our knees or cause us to stand and shout.  Music preaches to our souls and reaches places we try to ignore or keep hidden.

Music is powerful.

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. – Philippians 4:8

Yesterday, Shannon challenged us to radical amputation.  We all have stuff in our lives that is distracting us from the one thing that really matters: the Gospel.  Have you considered your music?  Is what you’re listening to “honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable?” Is it shaping you to look more like Christ or like the world?

My brother-in-law committed to only listening to Christian music and he’s noticed a huge change in his attitude and thinking.

Music is powerful.  Don’t just consume it blindly; be mindful.  

Here is the set-list for Sunday.  Allow these songs to prepare you and help you focus on Christ.

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I am a 34-year-old hipster who enjoys visiting coffee shops with my husband. I am a Creative Arts Pastor at SoHills and am passionate about environments where opportunities are provided to encounter Christ. Anything done excellently captures my attention. And I know my dog is the cutest you've ever seen.


  1. Jean Daniel says

    Enjoyed reading this! I was raised on the old hymns and they are to be cherished, so when we began attending SHCC, my first thought was that I would never like the music nor learn the lyrics. Now I love them and like learning new ones. I actually go online to see videos of the most unfamiliar ones to help me learn them better. Recently when my satellite radio subscription expired, my first thought was, “I don’t need that anymore, I have Joy FM Christian music!” That is where my dial stays tuned now.

  2. Dale Lovelady says

    Thanks, Nicole. I appreciate your angle on this. Amputation probably needs to be done on more than music! At least for me

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