About Expository Songs
In an expository song, the main idea of a passage of Scripture is the main idea of the song. Colossians 3:16 says: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” A good expository song is a song in which the word of Christ dwells richly.
Christianity has a long tradition of expository sermons, where the main idea of a passage of Scripture is the main idea of the sermon. Certainly nothing Scripturally forbids surrounding expository sermons with unrelated songs, but there is untapped potential in reinforcing the sermon by singing songs rooted in the same sermon text.
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About Daniel J. Mount
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