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Praise & worship

Discussion in 'Pentecostal & Assemblies of God' started by tturt, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. tturt

    tturt Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Here's one of the verses that uses both in one Scripture "Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the Lord with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshipped." II Chron 29:30

    What's your definition of praise and worship?
     
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  2. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    I haven't a definition, as it is something that fills me to overflowing. I love this passage, a true picture of Praise and Worship from
    2 Chronicles 5

    12 And the Levites who were musicians—Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and all their sons and brothers—were dressed in fine linen robes and stood at the east side of the altar playing cymbals, lyres, and harps. They were joined by 120 priests who were playing trumpets.
    13 The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the Lord with these words:
    “He is good!
    His faithful love endures forever!”

    At that moment a thick cloud filled the Temple of the Lord.
    14 The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the Lord filled the Temple of God.
     
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  3. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee,
    Casting down their golden crowns
    around the glassy sea,
    Cherubim and seraphim
    falling down before Thee,
    God ever living through eternity.
     
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  4. rocknanchor

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    Good question! In short, I would say it tends to be all inclusive, but, as the Lord so directs from His end. From our end, to the very heights, as one minister pointed out to me if so directed inwardly; assuming the prostrate position there in the aisle.
     
  5. Anthony2019

    Anthony2019 Pax et bonum! CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    "Come to me" says Jesus;
    All who are distressed;
    take my yoke upon you,
    I will give you rest.

    I am meek and humble
    Find, with me, release
    From false airs and graces;
    Come, and be at peace.

    Hear the call of Jesus,
    Come, be deeply blessed;
    His the invitation,
    You the honoured guest.

    Here, where bread is broken,
    Here, where wine is poured,
    Thankfully receive him,
    Find your faith restored.

    Pardon, feed and heal us,
    Humble, courteous Lord.
    Gracious host, for ever
    honoured and adored.

    (Alan Gaunt, 1935)
     
  6. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    Romans 8:17
    We are heirs, heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.
    Such a wonderful promise, it fills me with gratitude and praise.
     
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  7. tturt

    tturt Senior Veteran Supporter

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    God's names, titles and attributions are stirring such as:

    - Ancient of Days
    - I AM
    - Our Savior
    - Heavenly Father
    - Holy Spirit

    Which ones are really meaningful to you?
     
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    Anthony2019 Pax et bonum! CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    All of them! :)
     
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  9. Anthony2019

    Anthony2019 Pax et bonum! CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    Jesus, come! for we invite you,
    Guest and Master, Friend and Lord;
    now, as once at Cana's wedding,
    speak, and let us hear your word:
    lead us through our need or doubting,
    hope be born and joy restored.

    Jesus, come! transform our pleasures,
    guide us into paths unknown;
    bring your gifts, command your servants,
    let us trust in you alone:
    though your hand may work in secret,
    all shall see what you have done.

    Jesus, come in new creation,
    heaven brought near by power divine;
    give your unexpected glory
    changing water into wine:
    rouse the faith of your disciples
    come, our first and greatest sign!

    Jesus, come! surprise our dullness,
    make us willing to receive
    more than we can yet imagine,
    all the best you have to give:
    let us find your hidden riches,
    taste your love, believe, and live!

    (C Idle, 1938)
     
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    tturt Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Listening to Derek Prince who said thankfulness is about God's goodness, praise is about God's greatness, and worship is about God's holiness. 2 step process to enter in = Gates to His courts "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name." Psa 100:4. Lots of utterances in thanksgiving and praise but we're quiet in worship.
     
  11. musicalpilgrim

    musicalpilgrim pilgrim on the sacred music pathway Angels Team Supporter

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    Spirit filled Churches are usually quiet vocal...
     
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    tturt Senior Veteran Supporter

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    I understand.

    This can apply to the individual believer, small group, or church. We are uncomfortable with being still and quiet and waiting on the Lord. But there are Scriptures about these aspects such as Isa 40:31, Psa 27:7,14, 40:1, 46:10, Be still and know I am God. Sometimes we take that to mean we keep doing what we normally would and in His timing prayers will be answered, etc. And sometimes that's what we have to do. For most churches even in small groups, every minute is planned. I've been in churches where people began to leave at 12:10 whether the minister had finished or not.

    But being still, quiet and waiting on the Lord -
    -for churches. In the "Diary of Marie Woodworth Etter" she states sometimes she was waiting on The Lord to tell her the next step for that individual service. She and the congregation waited. - no matter the amount of time required. It's been years since I read her book but seems like once it was an hour. Also, in churches with tongues with interpretation, sometimes there's a few minutes of the congregation being still and quiet beforehand.

    -for individual believer. There will be distractions but they have to be put aside. Some ministers encourage a period of being still and listening for The Lord to speak as part of our devotional time. Some speak in tongues during this time. Referred to it as complemplative mediation sometimes. But one thing we do not want to empty our minds but focus our thoughts on God and His Word.(Col 3:2) yet listening and being quiet. Often with notebook and pen handy because we need to be faithful in recording what we"ve heard so we can check it against Scripture, etc. He may not speak every time. After thanksgiving and praise, we can enter into worship.
     
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  13. quietbloke

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    Wise advice. Thankyou!
     
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    In the assortment of assemblies I have frequented at length, seems they would do well to incorporate this. Then again, traditions sometimes offer no hope of compromise.
     
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    The hymnwriter said,'Speak Lord in the stillness,as we wait on Thee. Hushed our hearts to listen in simplicity'..
     
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  16. Anthony2019

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    All ye who seek for sure relief
    in trouble and distress,
    whatever sorrow vex the mind,
    or guilt the soul oppress;

    Jesus, who gave himself for you
    upon the cross to die,
    opens to you his sacred heart:
    O to that heart draw nigh.

    Ye hear how kindly he invites;
    ye hear his words so blest:
    'All ye that labour come to me,
    and I will give you rest.'

    O Jesus, joy of saints on high,
    thou hope of sinners here,
    attracted by those loving words
    to thee we lift our prayer.

    Wash thou our wounds in that dear blood
    which from thy heart doth flow;
    a new and contrite heart on all
    who cry to thee bestow.

    (E Caswell)
     
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    Anthony2019 Pax et bonum! CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    I had this song going through my head this evening. Haven't heard it in church for a long time.

     
  18. musicalpilgrim

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    I haven't heard it before, it is very good :)
     
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    Glorious!
     
  20. tturt

    tturt Senior Veteran Supporter

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    New favorite song. Thanks!
     
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