Music to My Heart

Music to My Heart
Photo by Kari Shea / Unsplash

Welcome to the 94th issue of Pulpit to Pew Crew Newsletter, I'm Brad McClure, and we are on a journey through the Bible in 2023.

Death has died, love has won
Hallelujah!, Hallelujah!
Jesus Christ has overcome
He has risen from the dead

Happy Monday morning, friends!

What a great weekend!

We also have made it to day 100 in our journey through the Bible, and we are in one of my favorite books to study!

A bunch of goodness colliding all in one weekend!

I've had music on my "mind" or heart today.

It started with the words quoted above. I've sung those lyrics all Easter weekend.

Easter is the Super Bowl for Christianity. An empty tomb proves everything the Old Testament predicted. It authenticates everything Jesus said.

Jesus Christ HAS overcome!

I hope you had a great weekend. Let's peek into our reading from last week.


Our reading this week brought us to another song. (1 Samuel 2) A song of praise lifted from the depths of sorrow.

This week we met Hannah. Hannah was broken over her barrenness. To make matters worse, her husband (who thought he was worth more than 10 sons 1 Samuel 1:8 🙄) was married to another woman that was having children and mocking Hannah.

Hannah, in her brokenness, cried out to God and God answered, giving her a son named Samuel. The name our next book is named after.

In the book of 1 Samuel a major transition comes. Samuel is technically the last judge. During his ministry to Israel, Israel began to look around and notice that everyone but them had a king.

Even with the warnings of Samuel, they begged for a king.

Saul would be the first king, but his family wouldn't rule long.

More on that another time...

Last night my dad was preaching from Colossians 3 and a phrase at the end of verse 16 stood out to me.

"Singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

Notice what this verse doesn't say. It doesn't say singing with talent, it says singing with grace in your hearts TO THE LORD.

A heart touched by the grace of God can't help but sing and it doesn't care who hears because the song is for the Giver of Grace.

Hannah understood God's grace and she lifted up her voice in prayer and praise.

Is there a song on your heart? Sing it with a heart filled with grace!

Have a great week!


P.S. On Thursday's podcast, we will talk more about the books of 1 and 2 Samuel.