Why Contemporary Christian Music Is So Important
Psalm 96:1 declares, “Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD, all the earth.”
Why is singing a “new song” so important? Before I answer that question, let me take you on a journey.
I was saved in the 1980s at a summer camp called Centrifuge in Jackson, TN (Union University). Since then, Christian music has played a major role in my walk with Christ and my spiritual maturity. Here is a list of artists that have walked with me along my journey (roughly in sequence)…
This is not an exhaustive list; and the list also continues.
Christians whom I have never met have taken this same journey with me. God uses music not just in our local churches, but as a means of teaching something to His Church at large. I believe that it’s important that we don’t isolate ourselves from what God is doing and teaching us in the universal Church and always remember to “sing a new song.” What new songs are you listening to that God is using to teach you? He is probably using those same songs to teach others.
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Dr. Chris Dortch has been in vocational ministry since 1993. His blog is aimed to "equip the saints for the work of ministry."