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Messages with tag - Beauty

Colossians (2011)
Sun, Sep 02, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:16-17 & Ephesians 5:18-20
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 57 mins 8 secs
God tells us to sing. Why? To express the word of God that dwells in us richly, teaching and admonishing in wisdom. Our inspiration is God’s grace; our motivation is truth; our audience is God; and our conduit is excellence. Worship, expressed in this way, will transform our values in the midst of a culture that has no absolute values. Excellence is in the standard. Adhere to the standard, and real beauty will be expressed. Our question is not, “Is this good enough?” Our question should be, “Is this the absolute best means to glorify God, reflect who He is and echo the Truth He has given?”
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Oct 06, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 20 secs
Have you heard about the worship wars? Listen to this lesson to learn that for some time churches have been engaged in trying to agree on what constitutes good church music. Hear some fallacies to avoid and certain criteria for making decisions in this arena. Find out what makes music beautiful and what standards are used to measure this. See that the Scriptures express the splendor and beauty of God and the music we sing should express this.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 8 secs
Is beauty dependent on personal opinions or is there a standard for beauty? Listen to this message to learn true beauty is divine and is based on God’s essence. Hear a number of biblical words for beauty and how these are used describing God’s attributes. See how beautiful music is a reflection of God’s majesty and splendor. Understand that anything that dishonors God can never be beautiful.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Oct 27, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 30:4-5
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 28 secs
Do you consider yourself to be cultured? Unlock the meaning of “culture” with this lucid and interesting message discussing how cultures and subcultures develop within groups. See that worldliness refers to a set of beliefs and actions that are not influenced by biblical truth. Find out how God declared His creation to be “tov” or good and what the standards are for that. Hear a number of principles that can help distinguish beauty in music, art, and literature. Understand that beauty is not a human-based standard, but that it comes from God.