Have you ever wondered what the early New Testament church practice looked like? There are few details recorded in the New Testament. But one thing that is striking was their practice of speaking and singing hymns and spiritual songs in mutuality.
The early Christian gatherings were marked by such mutuality. They were “one another” meetings full of mutual speaking and singing.
For example, Colossians 3:16 says,
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God.”
How could those early believers fill their gatherings with the healthy speaking of divine truth and avoid deviating into vain talk and erroneous teachings?
The early believers let the word of Christ dwell in them richly by mutually speaking and singing hymns and spiritual songs.
Such a practice is greatly needed today. It’s one that is worthy of pursuing. So in this post I’ll focus on this revolutionary practice of speaking and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs for a spirit-filled Christian life and healthy church life.