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“I will sing praise with
my spirit, but I will sing
  with my mind also.”
            —1 Corinthians 14.15
Instrumental Music
      in the Worship
        By: M.C. Kurfees

http:/
     /www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/
       texts/mckur...
“And he stationed the
Levites in the house of
Jehovah with cymbals,
   harps and lyres...”
           —2 Chronicles 29.25
“...for the commandment
     was from Jehovah
  through His prophets.”
            —2 Chronicles 29.25
“he is obligated to keep
    the whole law”
               —Galatians 5.3
“He makes the first one
      obsolete”
              —Hebrews 8.13
“He does away with the
first in order to establish
       the second.”
                —Hebrews 10.9
“the four living creatures
  and the 24 elders fell
 down before the Lamb,
  each holding a harp”
                —Revelat...
“those who had conquered
  the beast . . . standing
  beside the sea of glass
   with harps of God”
               —Revela...
“addressing one another
in psalms and hymns and
  spiritual songs, singing
and making melody to the
   Lord with you heart...
“addressing one another
in psalms and hymns and
  spiritual songs, singing
and making melody to the
   Lord with you heart...
“addressing one another
in psalms and “Psallo”
               hymns and
  spiritual songs, singing
and making melody to th...
“speaking to one another
with psalms, hymns and
spiritual songs. Sing and
make music in your heart
       to the Lord”
   ...
Does ‘psallo’ include
musical instruments ?
Silly
“happy, fortunate, blessed”
        (15th century)
Does ‘psallo’ include
musical instruments ?
1. To pluck off, pull out




       —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon
          of the New Testament, p. 675
2. To cause to vibrate by
touching, to twang




      —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon
         of the New Testament, p. 6...
2. To cause to vibrate by
touching, to twang

Spec. to touch or strike
the chord, to twang the
strings
      —Thayer’s Gre...
2. To cause to vibrate by
touching, to twang

Absol. To play on a
stringed instrument, to
play the harp, etc.
      —Thaye...
2. To cause to vibrate by
touching, to twang

Sept. to sing to the music
of the harp

      —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexico...
2. To cause to vibrate by
touching, to twang

In the N.T. to sing a hymn,
to celebrate the praises of
God in song
      —T...
“the song sung with this
 musical accompaniment”



                            —R. C. Trench
Synonyms of the New Testamen...
“the song sung with this
 musical accompaniment”



                            —R. C. Trench
Synonyms of the New Testamen...
“means ‘sing’ exclusively;
  with no reference to
     instrumental
   accompaniment.”


 —Walter Bauer: A Greek-English L...
“means ‘sing’ exclusively;
  with no reference to
     instrumental
   accompaniment.”


 —Walter Bauer: A Greek-English L...
“Those who favor ‘play’
 may be relying too much
on the earliest meaning of
         psallo.”


 —Walter Bauer: A Greek-En...
“does not now denote
literally playing on a
stringed instrument”



     —Theological Dictionary of the
     New Testament...
1) To pluck the hair.
2) To twang the bowstring.
3) To twitch a carpenter’s line.
4) To touch the chords of a musical
inst...
1) To pluck the hair.
2) To twang the bowstring.
3) To twitch a carpenter’s line.
4) To touch the chords of a musical
inst...
1) To pluck the hair.
2) To twang the bowstring.
3) To twitch a carpenter’s line.
4) To touch the chords of a musical
inst...
1) To pluck the hair.
2) To twang the bowstring.
3) To twitch a carpenter’s line.
4) To touch the chords of a musical
inst...
1) To pluck the hair.
2) To twang the bowstring.
3) To twitch a carpenter’s line.
4) To touch the chords of a musical
inst...
1) To pluck the hair.
2) To twang the bowstring.
3) To twitch a carpenter’s line.
4) To touch the chords of a musical
inst...
“Now Peter and John were
 going up to the temple at
  the hour of prayer, the
        ninth hour.”
                    —Ac...
“They entered the temple
at daybreak and began to
         teach”
                 —Acts 5.21
“Now his older son was in the
  field, and as he came and
 drew near to the house, he
 heard music and dancing.”
          ...
“Now his older son was in the
  field, and as he came and
 drew near to the house, he
 heard music and dancing.”
          ...
Compiled and Presented by:
Fellowship with God                                                              Dave Stewart
B...
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God expects us to respect His silence. Having commanded us to sing, he never mentions using musical instruments in worship. This lesson examines attempts to find authority for musical instruments.

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  1. 1. ? Why not Music
  2. 2. “I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.” —1 Corinthians 14.15
  3. 3. Instrumental Music in the Worship By: M.C. Kurfees http:/ /www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/ texts/mckurfees/
  4. 4. “And he stationed the Levites in the house of Jehovah with cymbals, harps and lyres...” —2 Chronicles 29.25
  5. 5. “...for the commandment was from Jehovah through His prophets.” —2 Chronicles 29.25
  6. 6. “he is obligated to keep the whole law” —Galatians 5.3
  7. 7. “He makes the first one obsolete” —Hebrews 8.13
  8. 8. “He does away with the first in order to establish the second.” —Hebrews 10.9
  9. 9. “the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp” —Revelation 5.8
  10. 10. “those who had conquered the beast . . . standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God” —Revelation 15.2
  11. 11. “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with you heart” —Ephesians 5.19
  12. 12. “addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with you heart” —Ephesians 5.19
  13. 13. “addressing one another in psalms and “Psallo” hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with you heart” —Ephesians 5.19
  14. 14. “speaking to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord” —Ephesians 5.19 (NIV)
  15. 15. Does ‘psallo’ include musical instruments ?
  16. 16. Silly “happy, fortunate, blessed” (15th century)
  17. 17. Does ‘psallo’ include musical instruments ?
  18. 18. 1. To pluck off, pull out —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 675
  19. 19. 2. To cause to vibrate by touching, to twang —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 675
  20. 20. 2. To cause to vibrate by touching, to twang Spec. to touch or strike the chord, to twang the strings —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 675
  21. 21. 2. To cause to vibrate by touching, to twang Absol. To play on a stringed instrument, to play the harp, etc. —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 675
  22. 22. 2. To cause to vibrate by touching, to twang Sept. to sing to the music of the harp —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 675
  23. 23. 2. To cause to vibrate by touching, to twang In the N.T. to sing a hymn, to celebrate the praises of God in song —Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 675
  24. 24. “the song sung with this musical accompaniment” —R. C. Trench Synonyms of the New Testament, p. 311-314
  25. 25. “the song sung with this musical accompaniment” —R. C. Trench Synonyms of the New Testament, p. 311-314
  26. 26. “means ‘sing’ exclusively; with no reference to instrumental accompaniment.” —Walter Bauer: A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 891
  27. 27. “means ‘sing’ exclusively; with no reference to instrumental accompaniment.” —Walter Bauer: A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 891
  28. 28. “Those who favor ‘play’ may be relying too much on the earliest meaning of psallo.” —Walter Bauer: A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 891
  29. 29. “does not now denote literally playing on a stringed instrument” —Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, p. 1225- 1227
  30. 30. 1) To pluck the hair. 2) To twang the bowstring. 3) To twitch a carpenter’s line. 4) To touch the chords of a musical instrument, to make instrumental music. 5) To touch the chords of the human heart, that is, to sing, to celebrate with hymns of praise.
  31. 31. 1) To pluck the hair. 2) To twang the bowstring. 3) To twitch a carpenter’s line. 4) To touch the chords of a musical instrument, to make instrumental music. 5) To touch the chords of the human heart, that is, to sing, to celebrate with hymns of praise.
  32. 32. 1) To pluck the hair. 2) To twang the bowstring. 3) To twitch a carpenter’s line. 4) To touch the chords of a musical instrument, to make instrumental music. 5) To touch the chords of the human heart, that is, to sing, to celebrate with hymns of praise.
  33. 33. 1) To pluck the hair. 2) To twang the bowstring. 3) To twitch a carpenter’s line. 4) To touch the chords of a musical instrument, to make instrumental music. 5) To touch the chords of the human heart, that is, to sing, to celebrate with hymns of praise.
  34. 34. 1) To pluck the hair. 2) To twang the bowstring. 3) To twitch a carpenter’s line. 4) To touch the chords of a musical instrument, to make instrumental music. 5) To touch the chords of the human heart, that is, to sing, to celebrate with hymns of praise.
  35. 35. 1) To pluck the hair. 2) To twang the bowstring. 3) To twitch a carpenter’s line. 4) To touch the chords of a musical instrument, to make instrumental music. 5) To touch the chords of the human heart, that is, to sing, to celebrate with hymns of praise.
  36. 36. “Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.” —Acts 3.1
  37. 37. “They entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach” —Acts 5.21
  38. 38. “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.” —Luke 15.25
  39. 39. “Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.” —Luke 15.25
  40. 40. Compiled and Presented by: Fellowship with God Dave Stewart Bible 26 April, 2009 Las Cruces, NM #07 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Why No Music? Synopsis: God expects us to respect His silence. Having commanded us to sing, he never mentions using musical instruments in worship. This lesson examines attempts to find authority for musical instruments. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”
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