Exploring Worship : A Practical Guide to Praise and Worship

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  • Copyright: 1987-01-01
  • Publisher: INGRAM
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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

Author Biography

Formerly the Director of Music, Elim Bible Institute, Lima, NY, and then a pastor, Bob Sorge now bases his traveling and writing ministry from Kansas City, Missouri

Table of Contents

The Heart of Praise and Worship
What Is Praise?p. 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?
Entering the Presence of Godp. 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
Praise: A Weapon for Spiritual Warfarep. 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
What Is Worship?p. 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
Becoming a Worshiperp. 89
Worshiping Without Guilt
Hindering Attitudes in Worship
The Full Purpose of Congregational Worshipp. 107
The Vertical Aspect
The Horizontal Aspect
The Inward Ramifications of Worship
Moving Prophetically in Praise and Worshipp. 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
The Leading of Praise and Worship
The Art of Leading Worshipp. 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
The Worship Leading Teamp. 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
Planning the Worship Servicep. 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...
Sources for New Worship Musicp. 259
Chord Progressions in Worship: Chordal Hand Signsp. 273
A Master Song Listp. 283
References and Resources: Music Theory Textsp. 289
Order Formp. 296
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