Songs and music are powerful. Each of us even have songs that remind us of moments in time! Think about it. Whether yours is the 60’s and Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love, the 70’s Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees, the 80’s with Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, the 90’s Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, or even the 2000’s Hey Ya! by OutKast, we are all in some sense defined by — and relate to — the music of our generation. But did you know that the church has historically been defined in part by its music as well?
Throughout its 2000 year history, the church has had songs they sang to remind them of the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These songs have helped them learn about God, celebrate His character, and even compel people to follow Him. We have a great catalog of songs to choose from, but we even have a few that were written down for us to read now in the pages of the Bible.
Our Imprint Church sermon series in the weeks leading up to Easter looked at a few of these songs of redemption. These are some of the songs that defined the early church, and they are songs that can continue to define us today.
Mar 22 1 Peter 2:21-24
Mar 29 Colossians 1:15-20