MUSIC – READ Joshua 6.2-5 & 1 Samuel 16 - God created music & made a pretty good job of it too! In Joshua, God used music in different ways. 7 priests played the trumpet as they marched in front of the Ark (a symbol of God’s power to the Israelite people), they trumpeted as they marched around a city, then they played one long blast on the trumpet. What kind of music are you into? I’m into dance music and hip-hop so that’s what I use to worship God along with the usual guitar based worship bands. Some people like drum’n’bass, r&b or grime. Some of you like heavy stuff like Metallica. Others like classical or just chart stuff. God loves variety and he made us all different so music type is not always important. That is, unless you like music that slags off God, or music with loads of swearing in, or music that is written by people who are plain evil. God does want you to use your music for him. If you’ve got offensive music, it’s time to chuck it. If you haven’t, God says – enjoy music but worship God. And hey, people always say one kind of music or another isn’t ‘Christian’ but don’t worry. If God’s called you, go for it. Heaven is going to be filled with people of all nationalities, races and cultures. Each one of us does music and worship differently, so don’t ever get hung up on musical difference. One day we’ll all be singing together in perfect harmony – so why not start today!