Good morning. It’s a privilege to stand here before you to bring the help for today. My name is Brother Caleb Galvan. I have the opportunity and the privilege to work on the music faculty staff in the college. I get to help and play for church and just help wherever help is needed. I’d like to bring the help for you today and the next couple as well on the subject of music.

The Bible tells us in Ephesians chapter 5 verse 19, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns, Spiritual songs singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” I want to cover those three things, and you know pastor explains it to us the best. We have our psalms, which has to do with scripture. In fact, we even have a book, the book of Psalms, contains all these different songs, the scripture that talk about the Word of God. And then of course we have our hymns which talk about the deity of God, about God’s person. And lastly, we have spiritual songs, spiritual songs that talk about, obviously, spiritual things.

I’d like to talk a little bit about that today and for the next couple of help for Todays as well. If you have your Bible near, I’ll just read it. It’s Psalm chapter 95, verse 1 and 2. The Bible says, “Oh come, let us sing unto the Lord. Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.” You know, many times I would hear the song, “God wants to hear you sing.” And I would kind of just step back and ask myself, “I don’t know, I don’t know if anybody wants to hear me sing.” But the Bible commands us to. The Bible says that God wants to hear us sing. Verse 2 says this, “Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving.” One of the ways we come before his presence with thanksgiving is through song and make a joyful noise. It doesn’t necessarily have to be perfect. My voice is definitely far from being perfect. “Make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” There’s that word that we see in Ephesians chapter 5 verse 19.

Today, I’d really like to emphasize the importance of singing and praising the Lord through song. God has music. There are no boundaries, there are no limits to it. It can be enjoyed by the educated just as much as the uneducated. I love music. Music is universal. I can go to any other country and I can listen, I can play a song and they would understand it. It’s universal. There are no boundaries for this for music. The Lord uses music throughout the entire scriptures. I hope today that we will fully understand the importance of our music.

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Caleb Galvan

Caleb Galvan, Church Pianist

Caleb Galvan serves as North Valley Baptist Church’s pianist for services. He also teaches many music classes and gives personal piano lessons at Golden State Baptist College.