Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise and Worship

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962118517
  • Publisher: Oasis House
  • Publication date: 4/28/1987
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 277
  • Sales rank: 262,974
  • 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.
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Table of Contents

Section 1 The 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 God 29
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 Warfare 45
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 Worshiper 89
Worshiping Without Guilt
Hindering Attitudes in Worship
6. The Full Purpose of Congregational Worship 107
The Vertical Aspect
The Horizontal Aspect
The Inward Ramifications of Worship
7. Moving Prophetically in Praise and Worship 125
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 2 The Leading of Praise and Worship
8. The Art of Leading Worship 153
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 Team 197
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 Service 227
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 1 Sources for New Worship Music 259
Appendix 2 Chord Progressions in Worship: Chordal Hand Signs 273
Appendix 3 A Master Song List 283
References and Resources: Music Theory Texts 289
Order Form 296
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2000

    Hands On Teaching

    I have lead various worship teams in Youth Group settings for nine years. This book has proven to be an excellent resource for reference and for teaching. The material is completely based in scripture, and is also very hands on applicable. Many of the topics chosen are discussed so that one can implement the principles from the teaching, into their ministry. You also do not need to read it cover to cover everytime in order to understand the section. It is applicable, easy to use, and is set up with a teaching study guide for better use in small groups.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    Exploring worship.. A Practical Guide To Praise & Worship.by Bob Sorge

    Awesome book for a group discussion with your praise and worship team and choir..It has truily blessed us to further understand why we must praise and when we need to go in fully and full submission unto God..Its truily for your Glory ONLY LORD!!

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