Music, specifically singing, is one of the ways that we worship God, and is a large part of our worship gatherings on Sunday mornings.
Why do we sing?
Most importantly, we sing because of what God has done for us through His Son, Jesus Christ. God has given us a song to sing!
A few other reasons we sing:
We sing because God has told us to (Psalm 47:6; Psalm 96:1-2; Psalm 98:1; Psalm 105:2; and more!)
We sing because God sings (Zephaniah 3:17)
We sing because the Holy Spirit fills us with song (Ephesians 5:18-19)
We sing to remember God's word (Colossians 3:16)
We sing to teach and encourage one another (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16)
We sing to express our unity as the church (Colossians 3:15)
How do we sing?
We sing together, as one body (Colossians 3:15) with one voice. Our music is usually led by a few vocalists and a small band, but the entire gathered church is a part of the musical worship we raise to the Lord.
What do we sing?
The Bible commands us to sing "psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs" (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16), so we do that - we sing a variety of different types of songs! We sing hymns that were written hundreds of years ago, we sing the words of Scripture, and we sing songs written in recent years; all with the goal of clearly, authentically, and passionately expressing the gospel of Jesus Christ.