Sermon illustrations: Music

Music and Purity

In an eye-opening study, researchers have found that teenagers who listen to songs with raunchy,...

They Said He Couldn’t Sing

As a young boy he worked in a factory, but had an intense desire to be a singer. When he turned ten...

God Is Not Visible to the Telescope

An astronomer was lecturing a group in France, and declared, “I have swept the universe with my...

Tension and Blessings

A typical concert piano has over 240 strings that, when tuned and tightened, create a pull of 40,...

The Purpose of Music

Johann Sebastian Bach said, “All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and...

Music Q & A

Q: How do you get two piccolos to play a perfect unison?A: Shoot one Q: What’s the difference...

9 Things People Think When Singing

1. Did I turn the pot roast before I left? 2. Did I turn the iron off before I left? 3. Will the...

Praise Choruses

An old farmer went to the city one weekend and attended the big city church. He came home and his...

Saviour Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Ira Sankey was traveling on a steamer down the Delaware river when he was asked to sing. He led the...

Continually Growing

Pablo Casals was considered the greatest cellist to ever live. When he was 95 years old he was...

Rock Music Destroys Your Brain

David Merrell conducted an experiment in which he timed seventy-two mice running through a maze. He...

Influence of Music

Some say that the music they listen to does not affect them. It would be hard to convince the Kuntz...

How the Commitments Rolled In

On the Sunday that a church was supposed to make their giving commitments, the organist fell sick...

They Needed a New Director

A choir was practicing for a concert when the director, “Eight years ago I was directing another...

We Must Share the Gospel

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), the world-famous violinist, earned a fortune with his concerts and...

A Painful Voice

During musical tryouts, a young man with a horrible voice auditioned for the lead part. He simply...

Sweet Little Jesus Boy

In 1932, Robert Macgimsey attended a Christmas Eve service in New York City, and then headed...

Perception

In the Washington DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007, a man with a violin played...

The Effects of Music

Researchers have found that teenagers who listen to raunchy, sex-filled lyrics are more likely to...