Episode 4 Summary
- Humanity’s close relationship with music runs deeper than just humans liking sound. Music is a spiritual experience.
- We see that the Bible and the Israelites don’t really divide spiritual and secular, they see God in everything and everywhere.
- Singing and making music is one of the most consistent commands in the Bible. It is a vital aspect of following God.
Has music ever caused you to have a spiritual experience? What was that like? Was it a “christian” song or not?
Why do you think making music and singing are such consistent commands in the Bible? What reason could God have for inviting his people into singing and making music?
In the New Testament, Jesus describes the “very stones” crying out if we don’t. Do you think nature “worships” God? Have you ever had a spiritual experience in nature?
Luke 1:46-55, 67-79 and Luke 2:28-32
Read Luke 1:46-55, 67-79 and Luke 2:28-32. These three passages are the true Christmas songs – three songs inspired by the events around the birth of Jesus. Why do you think Mary, Zechariah, and Simeon would respond this way? What are their songs about? Spend some time reading through these songs multiple times, and be praying for the Lord to reveal his truth to you through these ancient words.