Worship and the Reality of God

Worship and the Reality of God

Professor John Jefferson Davis shows what's really needed for the renewal of worship in our evangelical churches.

Author: John Jefferson Davis

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830868208

Category: Religion

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Is God missing from our worship? Obstacles to true worship are not about contemporary or traditional music, electronic gadgetry or seeker sensitivity. Rather it is the habits of mind and heart, conditioned by our surrounding culture, that hinder our faith in the real presence of the transcendent God among his people. Sensing a real need for renewal, John Jefferson Davis offers a theology of worship that uncovers the most fundamental barriers to our vital involvement in the worship of our holy God. His profound theological analysis leads to fresh and bracing recommendations that will be especially helpful to all those who lead worship or want to more fully and deeply encounter the glory and majesty of God.
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Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God

Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God

Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God presents a new paradigm for church ministry--one that is based on fundamental truths of the Christian faith such as the Trinity, union with Christ, and the "already" presence of the Holy Spirit in ...

Author: John Jefferson Davis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498202060

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God presents a new paradigm for church ministry--one that is based on fundamental truths of the Christian faith such as the Trinity, union with Christ, and the "already" presence of the Holy Spirit in the church. This new paradigm can help busy pastors avoid "burnout" in the ministry and model Trinitarian, New Testament patterns of ministry to their people. Practicing Ministry in the Presence of God reflects the best of recent New Testament scholarship, sensitivity to the contexts of globalized postmodern cultures dominated by digital media, and practical applications for Christian life, discipleship, worship, and mission.
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Worship Beyond Nationalism

Worship Beyond Nationalism

When nationalism propagates itself through a cross-pollination of the stories, symbols, and celebrations of the nation-state and religious groups, the stage is set for a national history bearing the character of sanctified legend.

Author: Rob Hewell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610974684

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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The church in the United States faces a dilemma: How is it possible for Christ's followers to worship faithfully in a nationalistic environment where religion and politics enjoy a vigorous affiliation while the separation of church and state is celebrated as the standard for the relationship between nation and faith? When nationalism propagates itself through a cross-pollination of the stories, symbols, and celebrations of the nation-state and religious groups, the stage is set for a national history bearing the character of sanctified legend. Such resulting civil religious activity is likely to create dissonance for Christ's followers between what they understand to be biblically faithful and what nationalistic practices may endorse as religiously valid. Worship Beyond Nationalism explores faithful worship as a political act by which Christians declare their allegiance to God in Christ rather than to worldly empires, enabling congregations to enact the reality of God's kingdom and embody the gospel for the glory of God and for the sake of the world.
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Life as Worship

Life as Worship

Life as Worship explores the life and psalms of Asaph to understand what it means to live a life of worship.

Author: John Kitchen

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 9781619581630

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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Life as Worship explores the life and psalms of Asaph to understand what it means to live a life of worship. This study of Asaph’s writings gives readers insight into the psalms’ various applications to all seasons of life, including: thankfulness, mourning, reflection, faithfulness and revival.
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Reality in Worship

Reality in Worship

Author: Willard Learoyd Sperry

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026244049

Category: Public worship

Page: 346

View: 435

Categories: Public worship

Do We Worship the Same God

Do We Worship the Same God

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.

Author: Miroslav Volf

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802866899

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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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.
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Modern Man s Worship

Modern Man s Worship

I have had two interests in mind in writing this book: one has been to bring into focus some of the significant developments within recent years that have contributed to the new interest in worship; the other has been to formulate what ...

Author: Bernard Eugene Meland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043533838

Category: Pastoral psychology

Page: 315

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I have had two interests in mind in writing this book: one has been to bring into focus some of the significant developments within recent years that have contributed to the new interest in worship; the other has been to formulate what seems to me to be the distinctive basis of the religious response, and to give expression to certain convictions concerning religious living which have been gradually taking form. It is my firm belief that if man is to fulfill his greater possibilities, he must be more than moral; he must become good in the profoundly aesthetic and religious sense. This greater goodness is not attainable on the purely social or practical level. It is an achievement of personal adaptation to the deeper realities environing man, requiring sensitivity and appreciation. It can be attained only through cultivation of those capacities in man which respond to beauty and truth. Consequently, to become good in the greater sense, man must take to the arts, the greatest of which is worship. This conception of worship as an art forms the fundamental theme in this book. The reader who is interested only in the philosophy of worship developed here will pass over Part One, which is chiefly a survey of present trends in liturgy and public worship, and turn directly to Parts Two and Three. - Preface.
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The Worship God Is Seeking The Worship Series

The Worship God Is Seeking  The Worship Series

True worship can only be understood as it exists in the kingdom of God. David Ruis begins The Worship God Is Seeking by revealing how Jesus Christ is the perfect worshipper.

Author: David Ruis

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781441267023

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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True worship can only be understood as it exists in the kingdom of God. David Ruis begins The Worship God Is Seeking by revealing how Jesus Christ is the perfect worshipper. During His time on earth, He left a legacy that would teach us what it means to worship with our lives, our hearts, and our every thought and action. Through Christ's example, we have been given an invitation to join with Him in the powerful presence of God for all-out kingdom worship. Find out how to achieve Jesus' perfect worship for yourself as you come with David Ruis on a journey to attain the worship God is seeking.
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The Secret to Experiencing God s Presence

The Secret to Experiencing God s Presence

Here is the secret to experiencing God's presence and living abundantly every single day. "John Belt has provided believers with a guide that is simple, practical and insightful.

Author: John Belt

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 9781493414581

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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How Believers Can Experience God's Presence Every Day It's easy to feel close to God while worshiping in church, raising our voices and our hearts with other believers as his presence permeates the atmosphere. Unfortunately, for many Christians, this is the only place they experience God's presence. But the Sunday morning experience shouldn't be the exception; it should be the norm. With wisdom and insights gained from years as a pastor and worship leader, John Belt has helped thousands of believers overcome seasons of spiritual dryness and encounter God's presence every day--and he can help you do the same. Full of inspiring stories and practical tools, this book outlines simple steps to experiencing God personally, reveals potential roadblocks, and gives you the keys to overcoming them. Here is the secret to experiencing God's presence and living victoriously and abundantly every single day.
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Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship

Would the Church be exposed to the times of the Antichrist or would it have been raptured already? Sunday Worship leads us from the Old Testament type to the New Testament reality.

Author: Augustin D. Etienne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462825893

Category: Religion

Page: 61

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The discussion rages as continuously many seek to re-establish Saturday as the day of worship. The contention is that the day has been changed by post Apostolic "detractors" who, in keeping with Gods warning in Daniel 7:25 that days and laws would be changed, have changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday. The day has not been changed and worshipping on Sunday is not a fulfilment of that warning in Daniel 7. It is not necessary to keep the Sabbath to be saved; neither is worshipping on Sunday a sign of worshiping the beast. The Old Testament is a foreshadowing of what was fulfilled in the New. Every move of God had a specific purpose and some have fulfilled their purpose. Sunday was one of those Symbols. The Scriptures and the writings of the Apostolic Fathers clearly show that while Saturday was the Sabbath day of Rest that the early Christians worshipped on Sunday. Is the mark of the Beast simply symbolic or is it a literal visible identifying mark worn on the body as indicated in the Scriptures? Would the Church be exposed to the times of the Antichrist or would it have been raptured already? Sunday Worship leads us from the Old Testament type to the New Testament reality. As King Solomon once said, "...there is nothing new under the sun..." Worshiping on Sunday is not a new phenomenon but is deeply rooted in the Old Testament. God even forbids worshiping on Saturday as "the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman. See for yourself.
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The People of God s Presence

The People of God s Presence

" --Frank D. Macchia, Vanguard University of Southern California; Centre of Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, Bangor University, Wales "Cross wants to reinfuse into Christian churches the reality of God's presence, especially in the ...

Author: Terry L. Cross

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493417964

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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In an age when the church is sometimes viewed as irrelevant and inauthentic, leading Pentecostal theologian Terry Cross calls the people of God to a radical change of structure and mission based on theological principles. Cross, whose work is respected by scholars from across the ecumenical landscape, offers an introduction to ecclesiology that demonstrates how Pentecostals can contribute to and learn from the church catholic. A forthcoming volume by the author, Serving the People of God's Presence, will focus on the role of leadership in the church.
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The Politics of Prayer

The Politics of Prayer

Distinguished Catholic and Jewish scholars, theologians, and linguists offer important insights into the functions of language as well as penetrating analyses of the feminists' influence on Scripture and worship.

Author: Helen Hull Hitchcock

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 0898704189

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 689

Distinguished Catholic and Jewish scholars, theologians, and linguists offer important insights into the functions of language as well as penetrating analyses of the feminists' influence on Scripture and worship.
Categories: Social Science

The Dangerous Act of Worship

The Dangerous Act of Worship

In this prophetic call to the contemporary church, pastor Mark Labberton redefines Christian worship in the language of justice.

Author: Mark Labberton

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830834143

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Shows readers how to move beyond safe worship to authentic worship that pursues justice and seeks righteousness in caring for the poor and oppressed.
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The Concept of God

The Concept of  God

With multiple perspectives making the reader constantly inquisitive, The Concept of ‘God’ merges the knowledge of science and spirituality to understand the nature of life and reality and then finds out who the all-powerful God is!

Author: Vinoth

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 9781642491821

Category: Religion

Page: 130

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God – the supernatural being, the perfect, the omnipotent and the omniscient originator, and ruler of the universe – is the object of worship in almost all religions across the world. Usually, people understand God through the religions they’re born in. This way, they get to learn how and why their Gods created reality and put them in it. But is this the only possible way to understand the entity? What if one takes an alternate route to understand God? What if one first understands the reality God created – the reality that everything and everyone’s a part of – and then identifies the entity itself? Reality includes everything around and inside it, and inevitably includes us. Understanding the reality requires a metaphysical analysis of life and the universe and metaphysics reaches an incredibly new level if the knowledge of the Western sciences is merged with the everlasting ideas of the Eastern spiritual philosophies! With multiple perspectives making the reader constantly inquisitive, The Concept of ‘God’ merges the knowledge of science and spirituality to understand the nature of life and reality and then finds out who the all-powerful God is!
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Worship God

Worship God

Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve (Matt. 4.10). This is the principal duty of man. God alone is worthy to be worshipped. But this prerogative of God is fiercely contested in the universe.

Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publications

ISBN: 093500873X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 107

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Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve (Matt. 4.10). This is the principal duty of man. God alone is worthy to be worshipped. But this prerogative of God is fiercely contested in the universe. Satan tries to rob God of His worship, and man is tempted to worship anything other than God himself. The Lord Jesus came into this world to restore worship to God. He declared: "the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers" (John 4.23). As the redeemed children of God, we now have the privilege of being true worshippers. It is therefore imperative for us to know what worship is and how we should worship. This missing jewel must be recovered in the Church.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Intercessory Worship

Intercessory Worship

Dick Eastman calls this combination “intercessory worship,” and in this one-of-a-kind guidebook, he explains how worship-saturated prayer rises like a fragrance before God’s throne to declare His glory and reign over all circumstances ...

Author: Dick Eastman

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830760572

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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A glorious spiritual awakening is on the horizon, sparked by the combustible mix of worship and prayer. Dick Eastman calls this combination “intercessory worship,” and in this one-of-a-kind guidebook, he explains how worship-saturated prayer rises like a fragrance before God’s throne to declare His glory and reign over all circumstances, relationships and governments—and he shows readers how to engage in life-transforming intercessory worship. Eastman reveals why intercessory worship is the greatest last-days prayer movement in history and invites believers to join the worldwide Body of Christ in fanning the flames of revival through biblical worship and scriptural prayer. The world will be transformed as the presence and power of the Spirit pour forth from the heart of God.
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Traditional Ritual as Christian Worship

Traditional Ritual as Christian Worship

Highlighting the voices of non-Western scholars, this work recognizes the importance of ritual and ceremony in the life of communities that seek to worship God in ways that reflect culturally appropriate responses to Scripture.

Author: Burrows, William R.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608337279

Category: Religion

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A necessary task of missionaries in recent decades has been to help local Christians "inculturate" or "contextualize" their faith, although the criteria for doing so often came from outside the context in which new believers developed their understanding of Christianity. Highlighting the voices of non-Western scholars, this work recognizes the importance of ritual and ceremony in the life of communities that seek to worship God in ways that reflect culturally appropriate responses to Scripture. The contributors -- some of missiology's leading lights -- discuss rituals, beliefs, and practices of diverse peoples, supporting the conclusion that orthodox Christianity is hybrid Christianity.
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Praising God

Praising God

This book is brimming with liturgical resources, including prayers, hymn texts, and sample sermons.

Author: Ruth C. Duck

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664257771

Category: Religion

Page: 207

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Here at last is a book that attends both to the call for more inclusive language in worship and to the traditional claims of Trinitarian theology. The authors insist that the Trinity must remain at the heart of Christian worship. But this need not confine us to a single formula or a narrow range of images; indeed, new forms of language are essential if we are properly to praise the unnamed, all-named, triune God. This book is brimming with liturgical resources, including prayers, hymn texts, and sample sermons.
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Worship Evangelism

Worship Evangelism

This practical manual details a culturally relevant, biblical alternative to both evanglistic and seeker sensitive worship models.

Author: Sally Morgenthaler

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310226499

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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This is a how-to guide for churches who want to put worship to its biblically intended ends and it includes a study guide.
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Psalms for Preaching and Worship

Psalms for Preaching and Worship

2, 4a), word (v. 3a), and deed (vv. 3b, 4bc). The opposition is real; but amid the
presence of the enemy, the psalmist perceives a deeper, more fundamental, and
more enduring realityGod, and God's all-pervasive and all-providing “
steadfast ...

Author: Roger E. Van Harn

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802863218

Category: Religion

Page: 506

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Psalms for Preaching and Worship a key addition to the critically acclaimed three-volume Lectionary Commentary / Despite the rich resources available for studying the Psalms, few are as focused on their place in worship and preaching as is this volume. The responsorial Psalms of the Revised Common Lectionary are here taken up in careful and often illuminating interpretation with attention also to their interaction with other lectionary texts. The many ways that psalms can function meaningfully in the liturgical life of congregations are explored especially in John Witvliet s concluding section. I know of no work that combines practice and substance better than this lectionary commentary. Patrick D. Miller / Princeton Theological Seminary / A fascinating book well organized, well written and edited, thorough, and informative. . . . An excellent resource not only for preachers using the Revised Common Lectionary but also for those wishing to preach a series of sermons on the Psalms. In addition, worship leaders and worship committees will appreciate the many excellent ideas for using the Psalms in worship. Highly recommended. Sidney Greidanus / author of Preaching Christ from the Old Testament and Preaching Christ from Genesis / Here is something even better than a simple completion of The Lectionary Commentary, which would be cause enough for gratitude. . . . Serious attention paid to this one book could go a long way toward remedying the scandalous neglect of the treasure of the Psalms in too much contemporary worship. Marguerite Shuster / Fuller Theological Seminary / Contributors: Nancy R. Bowen, William P. Brown, Walter Brueggemann, Richard J. Clifford, Nancy L. deClaiss-Walford, Jennifer S. Green, Karl N. Jacobson, Rolf A. Jacobson, Melody D. Knowles, Eunny P. Lee, Joel M. LeMon, James Limburg, J. Clinton McCann, James K. Mead, Carol A. Miles, Luke A. Powery, Stephen Breck Reid, Sandra L. Richter, Cynthia L. Rigby, Kathryn L. Roberts, Brent A. Strawn, Beth LaNeel Tanner, Roger E. Van Harn, Raymond C. Van Leeuwen, J. Ross Wagner, Gerald H. Wilson, John Witvliet, Christine Roy Yoder.
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