Worship and the Reality of God

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

Worship and the Reality of God

Author: John Jefferson Davis

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830868209

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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.

Meditation and Communion with God

John Jefferson Davis summons the resources of traditional biblical meditation for a culture lost in the cloud.

Meditation and Communion with God

Author: John Jefferson Davis

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830839763

Page: 168

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John Jefferson Davis summons the resources of traditional biblical meditation for a culture lost in the cloud. He establishes the trinitarian view of God's real presence in Scripture and then ushers readers through three successive stages of meditation--consummating in a method for deep assimilation of the Christian worldview.

One God One Word

This Book shares the true Knowledge of God.

One God One Word

Author: Clarence G. Wilson

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412024897

Page: 456

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This Book shares the true Knowledge of God. It gives the facts of Creation, beginning with the revealing of God Himself, through the revealing of the spirit beings, to the creation of man. It reveals the true methods of worshiping God in this life, as well as revealing the coming judgments of God on the heavens and on the earth, and it reveals the details of the Hereafter, including Heaven and hell. The oneness of God and the oneness of religion among all people is stressed to the believers of God, just as He revealed it to His servants throughout the ages. The defects of Christianity are revealed, as well as the errors concerning the crucifixion, the resurrection, and the Passion of the Christ. The details of God's Truth as It exists in Judaism, in Hinduism, in Buddhism, and in Islam are also revealed. Most of the Knowledge in this Book comes from Jesus himself, as this Book contains more of Jesus' spoken words than any other documentary on Jesus. The Bible contains only a fraction of Jesus' Message. The rest of the Knowledge in this Book was revealed to the prophets of God, as documented in the Word of God, and this is the prophesized Book that must be opened in the End Times, for the saving of mankind (Isa. 30:8,52:7, Dan. 12:4,9, Hab. 2:14, Rev. 10:10,11). This Book is prepared as a Warning to unbelievers and as a Guide to those desiring Eternal Life.

Life as Worship

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

Life as Worship

Author: John Kitchen

Publisher: CLC Publications

ISBN: 1619581639

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.

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.

Worship Beyond Nationalism

Author: Rob Hewell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621891569

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.

Touching the Altar

Can it truly change our very reality to encounter it? The essayists in this volume explore these questions at the heart of Christian worship, considering the oft-neglected Old Testament as essential to understand our purpose in worship.

Touching the Altar

Author: Carol M. Bechtel

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802828485

Page: 211

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What does it mean to be in the presence of God??'s holiness? How can it affect us whether we seek it out or stumble upon it? Can it truly change our very reality to encounter it? The essayists in this volume explore these questions at the heart of Christian worship, considering the oft-neglected Old Testament as essential to understand our purpose in worship. Following the structure of the Hebrew canon ? beginning with the Pentateuch, moving through to the Psalms, then wisdom literature ? each chapter considers a separate aspect of worship, from theater to the Sabbath to sacred space, offering new inspiration. In the final essay Carol Bechtel ???rereads the book of Job through the lens of our human limitations (as opposed to the usual theme of theodicy), ??? with compelling applications for both life and worship. Each of these essays concludes with two appropriately themed hymns and a ???For Further Reading??? list. Five of the seven contain sidebars that illustrate and enrich key points. Evocative woodcut artwork by Margaret Adams Parker provides a striking backdrop to the text. Taken together, these essays testify powerfully to the belief that the Old Testament is not only valuable but also essential to ???whole??? and fully foundational preaching and worship. Written primarily by Old Testament professors, Touching the Altar will make an engaging supplemental text for introductory or elective Old Testament courses and will also go far toward providing deeper worship for any Christian. Contributors: Carol M. Bechtel Thomas Boogaart Corrine L. Carvalho Ellen F. Davis J. Clinton McCann Jr. Dennis T. Olson Margaret Adams Parker John D. Witvliet

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.

The Politics of Prayer

Author: Helen Hull Hitchcock

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898704181

Page: 440

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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.

I Exalt You O God

Now Jerry Bridges, one of this generation’s most influential and personal Christian writers, guides you into God’s throne room for an intensely personal time of worship.

I Exalt You  O God

Author: Jerry Bridges

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 030755337X

Page: 192

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Hungering and thirsting for God’s majesty As the world becomes ever more impersonal, hectic, and stressful, our hunger grows for the reality of God’s greatness in our lives. We seek moments of personal worship and praise to God...we desire His awesome presence. Now Jerry Bridges, one of this generation’s most influential and personal Christian writers, guides you into God’s throne room for an intensely personal time of worship. You’ll exalt God for... • His Greatness...beyond measure, beyond compare • His Holiness...transcendent majesty • His Wisdom...skill and splendor on display • His Love...the infinite love of an amazing Father for His child Along with clear, compelling, biblical teaching on these four aspects of God’s nature, I Exalt You, O God includes a generous scattering of prayers that will guide your heart into reverent praise and thanksgiving. As a result, you’ll come away with a fresh and deeper desire to fall before God’s presence with heartfelt praise for the vastness and the wonder of His greatness, His holiness, His wisdom, and His love.

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!

The Concept of  God

Author: Vinoth

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1642491829

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!

The Finest of the Wheat vol 1

One thing which God's people should take note of is that every spiritual matter
has its reality before God. If what we have touched ... is spiritual reality? “God is a
Spirit: and they that worship him,” says the Lord, “must worship in spirit and truth.

The Finest of the Wheat  vol 1

Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers

ISBN: 1102074381

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This is the best of Watchman Nee's teaching. Excerpts are taken from almost all his published works. They are topically arranged under 48 subjects covering all aspects of truth. A sketch of Watchman Nee's life is given to introduce this collection. Here is the most complete summary of Nee's writings. Every Christian should read them.

The Church at Worship

The center may be self or God . The self is an objective reality ; God is
subjectively perceived . If God remains a symbol only , and does not also become
reality in experience , he will be subordinated to self or will disappear from
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The Church at Worship

Author: Gaines Stanley Dobbins

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The Reality of the Supernatural World

Even though this book is about the supernatural realm, the underlying theme is deeper intimacy with God. The Reality of the Supernatural World will inspire you to believe in a bigger God than you have ever known!

The Reality of the Supernatural World

Author: Todd Bentley

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768498910

Page: 239

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God invites and wants to bring you into a heavenly experience with Him now, so that your life will be a prophetic message that carries supernatural substance. Revivalist Todd Bentley inspires you to develop a kingdom now mindset; by exploring the keys to tearing open the heavens in your life and ministry. As you read this book, you'll come under a powerful anointing to walk daily in the reality of the supernatural as a vessel for miracles, signs, and wonders. Even though this book is about the supernatural realm, the underlying theme is deeper intimacy with God. The Reality of the Supernatural World will inspire you to believe in a bigger God than you have ever known!

Catholic World

All religions known to history , whatever else they lacked , certainly did have
sacrifice at the foundation of their worship . Christianity has its sacrifice before
which all others disappear as shadows before the reality . God made man , Christ
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Escape To Reality Finding God in a lost world

It is only the fact that you are searching that you are on a quest that gets the attention of a loving God who has a Heart set for good to those whom He has created. This is the true story of my journey.

Escape To Reality  Finding God in a lost world

Author: Brian Stewart

Publisher: Boat Angel Outreach Center

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When you are young you have to find out for yourself what life is really like. Your parents tell you things but often they go right over your head and you struggle with your own path. Sometimes you get so far off the path that you are at risk of destroying your life. It is only the fact that you are searching that you are on a quest that gets the attention of a loving God who has a Heart set for good to those whom He has created. This is the true story of my journey.

Spiritual Reality or Obsession

REALITY: WHAT. IT. IS. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in
spirit and truth. (John 4.24) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he shall
1guide you into all the truth. (John 16.13) And it is the Spirit that beareth ...

Spiritual Reality or Obsession

Author: Watchman Nee

Publisher: Christian Fellowship Publishers

ISBN: 1102074772

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Christians today are seeking for reality. In the present book, Watchman Nee illustrates with practical instances how every spiritual thing has its reality. This reality is in the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit alone leads us into reality. He further warns believers against a common ill, which is obsession, by pointing out its symptoms and causes and also the way of deliverance.

Methodist Theology

This book is written to capture the imagination and engage the reader in conversation.Methodism is not a doctrinaire society, yet it is clear about what it believes.

Methodist Theology

Author: Kenneth Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567081354

Page: 208

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This book is written to capture the imagination and engage the reader in conversation.Methodism is not a doctrinaire society, yet it is clear about what it believes. Methodists confidently develop their theology through conversation with the world of secular knowledge, with other Christian traditions and other religious faiths, drawing on contemporary biblical scholarship and with careful attention to the Christian tradition. Methodism is serious about worship, public and personal, since it wants to celebrate the reality of God's presence with God's people – that is, as Methodists understand it, with all God's people. Methodist theology is grounded in the grace of God that it proclaims to be free for all. Methodist theology is essentially Christological; it puts Christ at the centre of faith, but therefore, (not 'as well'!) is focused on God, the Holy Trinity. Methodism is one Society and is keen to draw others into its fellowship. Hence the Methodist Church does not have missionary societies; it is, properly understood, a Society organised for mission.

The Divine Reality

Does hope, happiness and human value make sense without the Divine?Do we have an ultimate purpose?Can we have consciousness and rational minds without God?Did the universe come from nothing?Does evil and suffering negate Divine mercy?Has ...

The Divine Reality

Author: Hamza Andreas Tzortzis

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781916238404

Page: 332

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In The Divine Reality, (Newly Revised Edition 2019) Hamza Andreas Tzortzis provides a compelling case for the rational and spiritual foundations of Islam, whilst intelligently and compassionately deconstructing atheism. Join him on an existential, spiritual and rational journey that articulates powerful arguments for the existence of God, the Qur'an, the Prophethood of Muhammad and why we must know, love and worship God. He addresses academic and popular objections while showing how contemporary atheism is based on false assumptions about reality, which leads to incoherent answers to life's important questions. Does hope, happiness and human value make sense without the Divine?Do we have an ultimate purpose?Can we have consciousness and rational minds without God?Did the universe come from nothing?Does evil and suffering negate Divine mercy?Has scientific progress led to the denial of God?Are revelation and prophethood myths?Is God worthy of our worship?If you want to know how the Islamic intellectual and spiritual tradition answers these questions then this is the book for you.Hamza Andreas Tzortzis's new book presents a much needed comprehensive account of Islamic theism that draws upon Western and Islamic thought. Hamza Tzortzis is an international speaker, writer and instructor. He has a PgCert and an MA in philosophy and is currently continuing his postgraduate studies in the field. Hamza has studied Islamic thought and theology under qualified scholars. He has delivered workshops and courses on topics related to Islamic thought and philosophy. Hamza has debated prominent academics and thinkers on Islam and atheism.

Ultimate Reality and Meaning

in a way pleasing to God , that makes worship demeaning , in Rachels ' view .
Rachels is aware of the fact that divine omnipotence , and divine omniscience in
the aforementioned sense , are not definitive of religion , in general , nor of ...

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