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The Power of Music (3 of 4)
Series: The Temple Of Power
OPEN: Jim Serian tells of the time when one of his congregation's organizations "The Women's League" wanted to announce a new project they had undertaken for the church.
On that particular Sunday morning during the announcement time, the President of the Women's League came up to announce a new project that the women were going to take upon themselves. After a brief description, the President called for all of the ladies of the league (a group made up mostly of our 55 year old and up female saints) to "march up to the front of the sanctuary" so that the congregation could see the earnestness of their endeavor.
Serian was the pianist for the church, and decided to give the ladies a marching tune to encourage them as they came down the aisle. He started playing the children's chorus, 'The Lord's Army,' to keep in step with the march. He says: "In MY head, I was hearing the familiar words, 'I may never march in the infantry, ride in the cavalry, shoot the artillery...'
Unfortunately, everyone else was hearing the words of the original tune, 'The old gray mare, she ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be, ain't what she used to be...'"
He said "When the surprised Women's League President asked why I was playing that tune, I got so flustered, I couldn't answer, so I just left through the side door."
I. Music often carries messages to our lives.
Music can carry a message of love. For example: How many of you (when you were dating) had one song that was "your song?" When a couple is in love they'll often speak of a particular song as being "Our song" because it triggers memories of the intimacy and affection they shared from the beginning.
Music can also speak to us of depression. Country music is known for this kind of message. Many of these songs tell stories of lost loves and ruined relationships. Do you know what happens if you play a Country Song b ...
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