- Music is often generational, meaning the music we listen to differs from people who are older or younger than us.
- Music also has a long history of challenging the status quo of culture, sometimes for good and sometimes for bad.
- Music also had a long history of providing a voice for the voiceless and hope for the hopeless. Christians sing because we have hope in the resurrection of Jesus.
Do you listen to modern popular music? What do you think of it? What’s something that’s good about it? What’s something that’s not great?
Do you find it strange that music like big band was considered scandalous? Do you think our modern music will sound tame in 30 years?
Have you ever burst into song because of pure joy? Have you ever sang in a really hard time in your life? Either way, what were those experiences like?
Read 2 Chronicles 20:1-23 We see in these verse the Israelites singing, not just for fun, but to wage war. Have you ever thought about singing in this way? Spend some time processing how music can help us reevaluate our situations, and the “battles” we might be fighting right now. In the New Testament Paul and Silas saw literal walls crumble because of singing and the power of God, where might you have walls that need singing and the power of God?