The Wonder of Worship

The Wonder of Worship Author Keith Drury
ISBN-10 0898272432
Year 2002-04-01
Pages 298
Language en
Publisher
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This easy reader of church history traces the development of prayer, music, preaching, sacraments and other rituals. It offers clear insight on the reasons behind current worship practices. A helpful book for pastors, worship leaders, or anyone who wonders, "Why do we do that in church?"

Do We Worship the Same God

Do We Worship the Same God Author Miroslav Volf
ISBN-10 9780802866899
Year 2012-11-09
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Often the differences between the three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- seem more obvious than their commonalities, leading to the question "Do we worship the same God?" Can the answer be "yes" without denying our differences? This volume brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophers and theologians together to answer this question, offering rare insight into how representatives of each religion view the other monotheistic faiths. Each of their contributions uniquely approaches the primary question from a philosophical perspective that is informed by the practice of worship and prayer. Concepts covered include "sameness" and "oneness," the nature of God, epistemology, and the Trinity. Do We Worship the Same God? models serious-minded, honest, and respectful interreligious dialogue and gives us new ways to address an ongoing question.

Do We Worship the Same God

Do We Worship the Same God Author Miroslav Volf
ISBN-10 9781467436571
Year 2012-11-09
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Often the differences between the three Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Christianity, and Islam -- seem more obvious than their commonalities, leading to the question "Do we worship the same God?" Can the answer be "yes" without denying our differences? This volume brings Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophers and theologians together to answer this question, offering rare insight into how representatives of each religion view the other monotheistic faiths. Each of their contributions uniquely approaches the primary question from a philosophical perspective that is informed by the practice of worship and prayer. Concepts covered include "sameness" and "oneness," the nature of God, epistemology, and the Trinity. Do We Worship the Same God? models serious-minded, honest, and respectful interreligious dialogue and gives us new ways to address an ongoing question.

Why We Worship

Why We Worship Author Alexander Victor
ISBN-10 9781628473063
Year 2013-10-21
Pages 140
Language en
Publisher BookBaby
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It is not enough to worship simply because we are called and obliged to, or because we love to worship: it is expedient to understand WHY WE WORSHIP. The fact that God is the object of our worship doesn’t automatically guarantee that He is the recipient thereof, as there are fundamental, undergirding principles for worship that is acceptable unto God. True worship is a function of understanding, the understanding that ONLY the Word of God gives. In this expository, simple-to-read, exciting and engaging book from Alexander’s worship discovery series, he expounds this subject, citing various biblical references and real-life applications of worship principles. Worship is effective when you know whom you worship, how you worship, and why. The truths in this book will help to deepen your understanding of the true purpose and nature of worship, so that together, we can worship God in spirit and truth.

The Altars Where We Worship

The Altars Where We Worship Author Juan M. Floyd-Thomas
ISBN-10 9781611647808
Year 2016-11-18
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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While a large percentage of Americans claim religious identity, the number of Americans attending traditional worship services has significantly declined in recent decades. Where, then, are Americans finding meaning in their lives, if not in the context of traditional religion? In this provocative study, the authors argue that the objects of our attention have become our god and fulfilling our desires has become our religion. They examine the religious dimensions of six specific aspects of American culture—body and sex, big business, entertainment, politics, sports, and science and technology—that function as "altars" where Americans gather to worship and produce meaning for their lives. The Altars Where We Worship shows how these secular altars provide resources for understanding the self, others, and the world itself. "For better or worse," the authors write, "we are faced with the reality that human experiences before these altars contain religious characteristics in common with experiences before more traditional altars." Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of what religion is after exploring the thoroughly religious aspects of popular culture in the United States.

We Become What We Worship

We Become What We Worship Author G. K. Beale
ISBN-10 9780830828777
Year 2008-10-08
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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Introduction -- A foundational example of becoming like what we worship : Isaiah 6 -- Becoming like what we worship : evidence elsewhere in the Old Testament -- The origin of idolatry in the Old Testament -- Becoming like what we worship : Judaism -- Becoming like what we worship : the Gospels -- Idolatry in Acts -- Becoming like what we worship : Paul's Epistles -- Becoming like what we worship : the book of Revelation -- The reversal from reflecting the image of idols to reflecting God's image -- Conclusion: So what difference does it make?

The God We Worship

The God We Worship Author Wolterstorff, Nicholas
ISBN-10 9780802872494
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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In The God We Worship Nicholas Wolterstorff takes a ground-up approach to liturgical theology, examining the oft-hidden implications of traditional elements of liturgy. Given that no liturgy has ever been composed from scratch, Wolterstorff argues that the assumptions taken into worship are key to perceiving the real depths of historical Christianity s understanding of God. Across the liturgies of the Orthodox, Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, and Reformed churches, Wolterstorff highlights theologically neglected elements of God, such as an implicit liturgical understanding of God as listener. A dissection of liturgy is not only interesting, Wolterstorff argues, but crucial for reconciling differences between the God studied by theologians and the God worshiped by churchgoers on Sunday.

How Shall We Worship

How Shall We Worship Author Marva J. Dawn
ISBN-10 9781498217545
Year 2015-02-12
Pages 204
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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How shall we worship? One source of debate today is the wide variety of worship styles. In How Shall We Worship? Marva Dawn turns to Psalm 96 to investigate key elements of worship, from music to liturgy. She reminds us of the importance of recognizing that worship is for God and not for us.

When Women Worship

When Women Worship Author Amie Dockery
ISBN-10 9781441224859
Year 2007-02-05
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Revell
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Women were created for intimacy with God. But so many things get in the way! Past abuse. Regret. Shame. Feelings of unworthiness. How can worship hold any real meaning? Using the model of Mary of Bethany, who anointed Jesus' feet with costly perfume, readers discover how the act of worship itself is transformation. Worship can be a place of truth and transparency! Through stories of gifted women who have overcome tremendous pain and obstacles to become worship leaders today, they show the deepness and wideness of God's love for women everywhere. They also explore the lives of biblical women who worshiped despite oppressive circumstances, and found strength and confidence to continue to focus on God. Readers will find courage to overcome the past and the desire to worship God extravagantly and wholeheartedly.

Worship

Worship Author Sundee Tucker Frazier
ISBN-10 0830830464
Year 2004-07-08
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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In eight studies Sundee Tucker Frazier helps you dig into the Bible, learning how to worship with your whole life and taking you to the heart of the matter—the character of the God who loves you.

The Worship Answer Book

The Worship Answer Book Author Rick Muchow
ISBN-10 9781400321926
Year 2006-09-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Thomas Nelson Inc
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Connect more fully with Christ and with Christians. We need to learn to worship God in every area of our lives: at home, at work, in our cars . . . everywhere. Worship doesn't happen automatically; we must make some choices that will bring a real difference to our focus on God during worship. Most of us spend more time training on how to work at our computer than how to worship our Creator! For worship to stay both restful and revitalizing we must: Get the BIG picture right Do the LITTLE things well Let worship leader Rick Muchow guide you into a deeper worship experience with spiritual insight and practical advice, so you can share more fully in praise of the Father.

Equip Perfect Worship

Equip   Perfect  Worship Author Dr. A. Ben Cheriyan
ISBN-10 9781512765007
Year 2016-11-30
Pages 166
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press
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The purpose of this devotional is to allow the church worship team to come together prior to rehearsal or service for a time of learning, encouraging, strengthening, and prayer. This book presents a weekly devotional based on topics that are relevant for the individual team member, as well as the corporate spiritual growth of the group. Each devotional will have a biblical lesson and verse as the main topic, along with a contemporary application in worship. Equip & Perfect: Worship is designed to guide discussions and to help better understand the importance of worshiping God.

Making Worship Real

Making Worship Real Author Aimee Wallis Buchanan
ISBN-10 0664501680
Year 2001
Pages 133
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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A resource for youth and their leaders, this handbook introduces the history, theology, and practice of Reformed worship.

Worship Beyond the Hymnbook

Worship  Beyond the Hymnbook Author Charles H. Kraft
ISBN-10 9781625648693
Year 2015-01-19
Pages 126
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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What is worship? Are the things we do in worship mere ritual, or do they have meaning? Why do we do these things, anyway? Worship is one of our most important acts, and it serves several purposes. In worship, we honor the God who has done so much for us. We communicate to him that we are on his side. We educate our children, leading them into a deeper relationship with Jesus. And we communicate to Satan that we're on God's side, for worship is both an act of solidarity and an act of war. But how best to communicate in worship? Traditional singing is often simply a transition to another part of the service, and for some worshippers, the songs' very familiarity can be deadening. Into this context of familiarity comes contemporary worship with guitars and drums--as well as the new life found in new appreciation for a contemporary understanding of God. New music spawns renewal of our excitement, our appreciation of our relationship with Jesus, and our involvement in his program. We can no longer sit, heads down, as we read old thoughts in old hymnals. He is alive, and so are we.