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5 Marvelous Benefits of Singing to the Lord in Our Daily Life

 

In the Bible and throughout the ages, God’s people have praised, worshipped, and expressed their deepest sentiments to God by raising their voices in song to Him. Many of us consider the times we sing together to the Lord on Sundays or in other larger gatherings as times of praise and worship. Singing with others when we come together as the church is a wonderful and important part of our Christian lives.

But many more moments remain in our life that we can fill with singing thanks and praise to God. We don’t have to wait for a certain day or setting to sing to Him. In fact, singing to the Lord on our own in the private moments of our everyday lives can yield some marvelous benefits for us. We’ll look at just five in this post.

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A Daily and Living Experience of Christ

“As people who have been born of God and have Christ living within them, all Christians must be brought by the Lord’s mercy to the point where they are no longer wholly caught up in studying about Christ, doing something for Christ, or even serving Christ, but rather are in the reality of touching and experiencing Him in a living way day by day.”

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Our Need of Regeneration

“Since we are human beings, we all have a human life. The problem is not a matter of whether or not our human life is good or bad. Regardless of the kind of human life we have, as long as we do not have the divine life, we need to be regenerated. To be regenerated simply means to have the divine life besides our human life.”

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The Two Halves of the Gospel in Romans 5:10

When we read through the Bible, Romans 1:15 may not stand out too much to us. In it Paul says, “For my part, I am ready to announce the gospel to you also who are in Rome.” On the surface, this sentence seems quite ordinary and unsurprising; after all, Paul preached the gospel to many people.

But in verses 6-7, Paul clearly states who he was writing to: “the called ones of Jesus Christ,” “the called saints.” He was writing to the believers in Rome. If we stop and think about verse 15 in this context, a question arises: Why would Paul need to announce the gospel to believers in Christ who have already been called and saved? The answer lies in the two parts of the gospel of God presented in Romans 5.

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It Is Finished!

John 19:30—“Then when Jesus had taken the vinegar, He said, It is finished! And He bowed His head and delivered up His spirit.”

Note 2 on finished says: “In His crucifixion the Lord was still working, and through His crucifixion He finished the work of His all-inclusive death, by which He accomplished redemption, terminated the old creation, and released His resurrection life to bring forth the new creation to fulfill God’s purpose. In the process of death He proved to His opposers and His believers, by the way He behaved, that He was life. The dreadful environment of death did not frighten Him in the least; rather, it provided a contrast that proved strongly that He, as life, was versus death and could not be affected by death in any way. Therefore, the work that the Lord finished here included the accomplishing of redemption, the termination of the old creation, the release of His resurrection life, and the displaying of Himself as the life that cannot be affected by death.”

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The Secret of Satisfaction

“The secret of satisfaction is to be one with Christ. When we are one with the Lord, we can be satisfied with our circumstances, and we can be forbearing with everyone, every thing, and every matter. Only when we are one with Christ can we be forbearing to the uttermost and be satisfied in all situations.”

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7 Wonderful Aspects of the Church in Ephesians

The church is a profound and deeply significant matter in the Bible. In our post “What Is the Church according to the Bible,” we began to look into the church as it’s revealed in the Scriptures.

In this post, we’ll continue to discuss the matter of the church by getting into some verses in Ephesians, a book unique in its rich revelation of what the church is in God’s eyes. We’ll look at seven aspects of the church revealed in Ephesians and how they relate to us as believers.

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The Experience of Life

“To experience life is to experience God, to experience Christ, and to experience the Holy Spirit. This is not something of our own doing or attempt at improvement; rather it is the issue of God moving in us, Christ living out through us, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit in us.”

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Our Savior God

Titus 2:10—“Not pilfering, but showing all good faithfulness that they may adorn the teaching of our Savior God in all things.”

Note 3 on Savior God says: “Our Savior is not only Christ but the Triune God embodied in Christ, as indicated in v. 13. Our Savior God desires not only to save us but also to teach us the full knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:4). Hence, it mentions here the teachings of our Savior God, which can be beautified, adorned, by the transformed character of the most vile persons saved by His grace.”

Cross-reference “a” on Savior God directs us to two related verses:

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New Video: Is Jesus in Your “Boat”?

Bibles for America has just released a new gospel video, “Is Jesus in Your ‘Boat’?” The video presents the gospel based on the biblical account of Jesus walking on the water to meet His disciples in the midst of a stormy sea in John 6:16-21. It points to our common human experience of troubles, anxieties, and fears, and our great need to invite Jesus into our life.

We hope this video would provide a way to share the Lord Jesus with your friends, relatives, and others the Lord has put on your heart. We encourage you to take some time to watch it and consider sharing it by email or social media so others can hear the good news of Jesus Christ and be saved!

 

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