Luther promoted singing lessons for children. He wrote, “Children must … sing and learn music together with mathematics.” Luther knew that songs enter straight into the soul and convey biblical truth to children even before they’re able to read.
Martin Luther was recognized as a gifted singer and accomplished lutist. He was even referred to as the The Wittenberg Nightingale. (Also, watch a video reenacting Luther playing the lute and his wife, Katie, singing.)
Luther’s thoughts on music and the Word of God. (Also, listen to his hymn: Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice.)
Of course you know Jesus. That’s what the day is about—Good Friday. He died on the cross for our sins. I am so grateful.
But there was the other Jesus—Jesus Barabbas. The criminal. The one they let go… Here’s an amazing thing: His Jewish name would really be Jesus Bar Abba. Which means Jesus, Son of Father.
Thank you so much for reading The Sovereign.
The Jewish people had returned to the Promised Land after 70 years of captivity in Babylonia. When they returned they laid the foundation for the Temple, but stopped that work to farm and to build their own homes. And not just build their homes, but decorate them with paneling…
I’m adding worship videos in various languages. Find more here.