Is It Possible to Sing About The Cross Too Much?


Is it possible to sing about The Cross too much? Some worship leaders might think that focusing on The Cross is overkill. Others might think that we don’t sing about it enough. Over on, Bob Kauflin approaches this topic with great insight:

“…the more I’ve studied Scripture, the more I’m convinced that as we worship God for his word, his works, and his worthiness, the blazing center of our praise will always be the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus.

Christ dying for our sins and rising from the dead is “of first importance” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). The death of Christ gives us access to God and makes all our offerings of praise acceptable (Ephesians 2:14–18; 1 Peter 2:4–5). Paul said that whenever we share the Lord’s Supper, we are proclaiming Christ’s death (1 Corinthians 11:26). Paul gloried in the cross and admonished those who were enemies of the cross of Christ (Galatians 6:14; Philippians 3:18). Baptism is a visual representation that we have been baptized into Jesus’s death (Romans 6:3). In the Book of Revelation, worship is directed not only to the One on the throne, but to the Lamb who was slain (Revelation 5:9–14). If the worshipers of heaven never get over the cross, neither should we.

But people still ask, “Can we sing about the cross too much?” My short answer is no. At least, not if we’re going to be in line with heavenly worship. But we can sing about the cross in the wrong ways.”

To read more about why singing about The Cross is in line with heavenly worship and four thought-provoking reasons to back it up, please visit the original article here.