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Singing Scripture leads believers to the presence of God, Shane & Shane say

NASHVILLE (BP) – Shane & Shane believe they have found a pathway to experience God’s love in deeper, richer way. And it’s through Scripture and song.

The Dove-award winning artists have just released a live album featuring songs from their Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs recording. The title is a phrase used by Paul in Colossians 3:16 and Ephesians 5:19.

“I can’t think about that phrase without thinking that Scripture is this pathway that God’s given us to allow the Spirit’s work of letting the Word of Christ dwell richly in you,” said Shane Barnard.

Shane & Shane were guests on Baptist Press This Week to talk about the new album and worshipping God through music.

“I think culturally we kind of have a wrong language around those moments. I think, you know, people would say, you ushered us into the presence (of God), and this is happening in the room, and the atmosphere is changing,” Barnard said.

He doesn’t believe most worship leaders are trying to concoct an emotional experience, he just believes God has given us the answer for how to experience the love of God.

He calls it a “promise of God” that when Christians sing Scripture there is a “pathway” to the fullness of God’s love.

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs (LIVE) features five songs from the previous studio recording with the same title and five new songs. It was recorded on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Shane & Shane also manage a ministry resource for worship leaders called the Worship Initiative. The site features devotionals and tutorials on specific songs, instruments and worship leading.

“We want to feed the sheep and this is our little corner of His kingdom where we get to, hopefully, create things that encourage the hearts of believers to remember who they are in Christ, remember what He’s done, remember what He’s coming to do and to implant the Word of God in people’s hearts so they would sing it,” Shane Everett said.

The new album is available on all major streaming platforms.

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