Choosing Worship Songs & Sets Wisely…It Matters

I recently found an talk done by Bob Kauflin and it affected me as a worship leader. I think it’s so important, that I want to share it here.  It’s a 2 part audio/MP3 download and you can download it here

Choosing Songs Wisely Part 1

Choosing Songs Wisely Part 2

by Bob Kauflin
Why do the songs we sing matter? How are we to go about choosing songs for corporate worship?

Songs teach. Gordon Fee said, “Show me a church’s songs, and I’ll show you their theology.” Lack of discernment in the choice of songs affects the church’s direction.

Bob Kauflin uses this session to discuss how the songs we sing should be evaluated by Scriptural accuracy first, then by accessibility, freshness, and style, among other considerations. Bob offers direction in choosing songs for Sunday, planning out your church’s “song diet,” and resources for doctrinally-accurate, sing-able songs.

This session was delivered at the 2004 Worship God Conference.

© 2004 Sovereign Grace Ministries

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  1. Very helpful advice on song selection!

    Have you looked up Michael Spencer’s thoughts on evaluating songs for worship:

  2. Rhoda says:

    Thank you for your post and links. I agree that choosing songs is so important, as I believe it can make such a difference to how well people enter into God’s presence, and are prepared for the sermon. When I led worship I used to follow a few general principles, like starting off with a praise song, including a song about the cross, and making the last song one of application that might be used to help people take the message home. I think it is also really helpful to know what the sermon will be on so that the songs can be related if possible.

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