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Small Group Lesson:
God's people have been singing songs of worship to God for thousands of years! God created music and music is a wonder way we can give honor and glory to God.

What is some of your favorite music that praises God? Why do you like it?

What kind of role does music play in your Christian life?  
Colossians 3:16
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God."

Music importants ideas into our minds and communicates emotions to our heart--this is true of music that honors God and music that does not honor God. Consider the music you listen to throughout the week. What kind of ideas and emotions does this music important into you mind and heart? Does this honor God?  

Some song lyrics are taken exactly from the Bible and other lyrics summarize great Biblical truths. Share an example of how a song helped you reflect on the truth of the Bible, understand the truth of the Bible, or helped the truth of the Bible sink deep into your mind and heart recently.  

Hebrews 13:15
"Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name."

Sacrificing something of value for God is worshipful to God. Additionally, we can offer up to God our songs of praise. And in order to offer up songs of praise sometimes we need to plan ahead or even sacrifice plans or sleep in order to prioritize the time we set apart to worship God together as a Church on Sunday morning. Do you prioritize worshiping together as a church on Sunday morning? What do you need to sacrifice in your life as an offering of praise to God?

Psalm 33:3
"Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts."

It is a great thing to write new songs of praise to God! If you have musical talent, consider writing a new song of praise to God.