Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise and Worship

Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise and Worship

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by Bob Sorge
     
 

"One of the important books of this generation, it establishes balance, a strong theological base for the worship experience, along with very practical down to earth guidelines for developing worship within the local church". - Thomas F. Reid See more details below

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"One of the important books of this generation, it establishes balance, a strong theological base for the worship experience, along with very practical down to earth guidelines for developing worship within the local church". - Thomas F. Reid

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780962118517
Publisher:
Oasis House
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
277
Sales rank:
252,751
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

A teacher and author, Bob Sorge has been walking in the crucible of a sustained personal crisis for 20 years. Through the fire, God has burned into his soul a passionate message of God’s ways and how God walks us through the darkness to the highest heights of grace. Author of the widely acclaimed book, Exploring Worship, Bob has written several books that are the product of this intense personal trial, including In His Face: A prophetic call to renewed focus, The Fire of Delayed Answers, and Unrelenting Prayer. His best-selling book, Secrets of the Secret Place, is igniting believers around the world for an intimate relationship with Christ. Having served as a senior pastor for thirteen years, Bob is now traveling domestically and abroad to bring his message of hope to the body of Christ.

Table of Contents

Section 1The Heart of Praise and Worship
1.What Is Praise?1
The Essence of Praise
Judah and Praise
Why Should We Praise the Lord?
When Should We Praise?
Where Should We Praise?
How Should We Praise the Lord?
2.Entering the Presence of God29
Our Approach to God's Presence
Individual Versus Corporate Worship
The Responsibility of the Individual Worshiper
The Sacrifice of Praise
The Cost of Praise
3.Praise: A Weapon for Spiritual Warfare45
The Scriptural Basis for Warfare Through Praise
The Shout in Warfare
High Praise
The Sound of War
The Role of Faith
A Word From God
Preparing for War
Engaging in Battle
4.What Is Worship?65
Differences Between Praise and Worship
A Misconception
The Essence of Worship
The Holy Spirit and Worship
Worship in Spirit and in Truth
The Simplicity of Worship
Exclusive Worship
5.Becoming a Worshiper89
Worshiping Without Guilt
Hindering Attitudes in Worship
6.The Full Purpose of Congregational Worship107
The Vertical Aspect
The Horizontal Aspect
The Inward Ramifications of Worship
7.Moving Prophetically in Praise and Worship125
Prophetic Worship
The Scriptural Link Between Music and Prophecy
The "Song of the Lord"
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
This Is For Everyone!
Taking a Step of Faith
Guidelines--Things to Do
Guidelines--Things to Avoid
Section 2The Leading of Praise and Worship
8.The Art of Leading Worship153
The Need for a Worship Leader
Qualifications of a Worship Leader
The Leader's Musical Expertise
Musical Excellence in Worship
The Leader's Preparation
General Guidelines
The Worship Leader/Musician
Leading, Not Controlling
The Worship Leader's Chief Duty
Getting--and Losing--Control
The Art of Exhortation
Dealing With Difficult Times in Worship
Standing in Worship
Dealing With "Ruts" in Worship
Setting Goals for Worship
9.The Worship Leading Team197
The Benefits of Team Ministry
The Role of the Pastor
The Role of the Worship Leader
The Pastor/Worship Leader Relationship
The Chief Musician
The Musicians
The Singers
Other Team Members
A Perspective on Team Ministry
10.Planning the Worship Service227
The Need for Planning
Finding a Balance
God Uses Human Leadership
A Theme for the Service
Preparing a Song List
Variety in the Service
Sing a New Song!
Writing New Songs
Teaching New Songs
Enhancing Elements
With a Look to the Future...
Appendix 1Sources for New Worship Music259
Appendix 2Chord Progressions in Worship: Chordal Hand Signs273
Appendix 3A Master Song List283
References and Resources: Music Theory Texts289
Order Form296

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