Camelback Church of Christ loves to sing!
Singing is a prominent—and a favorite—part of our worship service. We have remained attentive to our commitment for a cappella singing, just like the earliest churches of Christ sang a cappella in the days of the apostles.
The purpose of this ministry is to create a song service consistent with the teaching of the scriptures and to select songs that reinforce the lessons being taught, which creates an atmosphere conducive to singing to the Lord with grace in our hearts.
If you are unfamiliar with an instrument-free worship service, you will see that the human voice is a wonderful gift and a pleasant and inspiring complement to a worship service.
You could say that God gave each of us a musical instrument to use in His worship. We may not think we have a good voice, but God looks at and listens to our hearts (1 Samuel 16:7). A sincere song from a faithful child pleases Him. The relevant question is not, “Do we have a voice?” but “Do we have a song?” God loves to hear His children sing.
Frequently, we dedicate a Sunday night service to learning new songs and to singing old favorites. Many Christians sing daily as they go about their tasks.
As a part of our ministry, some of our members make up small groups to provide vocal music for memorial services, weddings and other special occasions for other members of our congregation.
Matt. 26:30: “And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.”
Rom. 15:9: “Therefore I will praise Thee among the Gentiles, and sing to Thy name.”
Eph. 5:18,19: “… be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart…”
1 Cor. 14:15: “I will sing with the Spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.”
Col. 3:16: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God.”
Heb. 2:12: “I will declare Thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto Thee.”