Music Appreciation

CGG Weekly

Man highly regards music, but how does God evaluate it? Scripture reveals God not only loves music, but also uses music to describe our relationship with Him.


Shouting Gleanings and Singing Olives (Part Two)

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Charles Whitaker

Isaiah's apocalypse resembles Exodus, as both begin with a narration of God's judgment on sinners and then move to a description of God's continuing work.


Shouting Gleanings and Singing Olives (Part One)

Sermon by Charles Whitaker

Isaiah 24 prophesies that God will preserve a remnant made up of grape gleanings (the His Church) and of olives (national Israelites) who will sing together.


Our Participation in Services

Commentary by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, sharing some insights that began to percolate during the funeral of Roderick Meredith, cautions that hearing but not doing describes too much of our behavior in our Christian walk. We should not trivialize the importance of music in helping our meditation and remembering spiritual lessons, especially the niche …


Proper Sabbath-Service Behavior

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Sabbath services are our opportunity each week to come before God and worship Him. Our and our children's behavior must conform to the serious and godly nature of this special time with God.


A Memorial of Our Joyful Future

Sermonette by Bill Onisick

To the reprobate world, the sound of teruw'ah represents terror and war, but to God's called-out ones it is a time to render praises of happiness and great joy.


Exalt With Music

Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh focuses upon the intense power of music to stimulate the emotions, trigger the imagination, set the mood of the services, and serves as a teaching vehicle for godly instruction. God Almighty, as the inventor of the human voice and the capacity to make music, has repeatedly commanded that we must sing ' exalting …


The Godly Purpose for Music

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

Even music in religion can be a contentious subject! The Bible shows that music is a blessing from God and an appropriate vehicle for praise and worship.


Lift Up Your Voice Like a Trumpet

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Hardly anything is more dramatic than the blast of a trumpet. Alarm or warning is a primary function, and its other uses likewise culminate in the Feast of Trumpets.


Worship and Culture (Part Two)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, acknowledging the deleterious effects of modern culture upon worship, examines New Testament examples of worship to glean some principles. Throughout Acts, we learn that: 1) people assembled together, 2) men and women worshipped together, 3) sometimes in houses, 4) in one accord, 5) publicly prayed and sang …


Worship and Culture (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on modern charismatic experiments in worship like "praise dancing," "praise bands," "racing for Jesus," etc., poses the question, "What kind of worship will God accept?" To answer this, it is necessary to know the scriptural principles that apply. Worship …