In response to, and in the power of the word of Christ richly dwelling in us, believers are ever to be “…teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in our hearts to God.” (Col. 3:16) As we’ll be learning in weeks to come in our sermon series on “Worship in Spirit and Truth”, God has purposed for Christ-saturated singing to have a continually expressive, formative, and instructive effect in the lives of His people.
Thus as we grow in Christ, there should be deepening songs of gratitude in our hearts – melodies of praise that permeate our daily lives. And when we gather corporately each Lord’s Day, singing to the Lord and one another is a key part of our shared worship.
In light of this, we’re blessed at RCG with many gifted musicians and singers who help us all to sing to the Lord and one another. I want to particularly mention Corey Sparks, who has been giving leadership to our music ministry over the last few years. He has recently desired to take an indefinite break from this role, so please join me in thanking him and the Lord for his ministry among us. Corey, your “labor of love” with music is much appreciated!