Worship is not just some bothers’ and sisters’ business. Worship is a lifestyle for everyone. What is Worship？ An active worship is an act to engage your whole person and whole being to honor God. “來吧，我們來俯伏敬拜，在造我們的耶和華面前跪下。” - Psalms 95:6 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” - Matthew 16:24 Are you able to listen to Him and let go of the unnecessary substances that you are holding on? Why should we Worship? In 詩篇 41:13, 詩篇 106:48, 歷代志上 16:36 , 歷代志上 29:10-13, 但以理書 2:20 , 以弗所書 3:21, and 啟示錄 5:9 -13 all mentioned “神是應當稱頌的”, but WHY?! Yes, we may know the following in our heads: God is God. He is the creator of all created things and yet, He is willing to save us when we are helplessly falling apart from Him. But do we have the clear insights and personal engagement with God to know what the true values of our God? Is it hard to do so? Actually not because God is showing His glory as always, and we are actually made to worship Him. “原來，自從創世以來，神那不可見的本性，就是他永恆的大能和神性，都藉著所造之物，被人明白、被人看見，以致使人無法推諉。” - Romans 1:20 How should we Worship? 音樂侍奉的「不是」 － 不是表演 － 不是求自己享受音樂 － 不是滿足自我， 喜歡聽自己唱歌，陶醉在自己的歌聲中 － 不是抒發自己的煩惱，自我呻吟 By understand we do have a role of priesthood, so we should serve Him with our whole heart. 《Lord prepare me to be a sanitary》 We can’t lie to God that if we are really worship Him or not because “我耶和華是鑒察人心、試驗人肺腑的，要照各人所行的和他做事的結果報應他。” - Jeremiah 17:10 Music in general VS Music in Worship: Music in Worship is just a tool / platform, the ultimate goal is the Worship God. 不侷限在形式，而是要超越形式做到真正用心靈和誠實去敬拜. “耶 穌 說 ： 婦 人 ， 你 當 信 我 。 時 候 將 到 ， 你 們 拜 父 ， 也 不 在 這 山 上 ， 也 不 在 耶 路 撒 冷 。你 們 所 拜 的 ， 你 們 不 知 道 ； 我 們 所 拜 的 ， 我 們 知 道 ， 因 為 救 恩 是 從 猶 太 人 出 來 的 。 時 候 將 到 ， 如 今 就 是 了 ， 那 真 正 拜 父 的 ， 要 用 心 靈 和 誠 實 拜 他 ， 因 為 父 要 這 樣 的 人 拜 他 。神 是 個 靈 （ 或 無 個 字 ） ， 所 以 拜 他 的 必 須 用 心 靈 和 誠 實 拜 他 。 」” - John 4:21-24 A Worship Team, is actually a good example of the Body of Christ because we do have different roles in the worship team, and we have to communicate and support each other, lift up each other and serve God as one wi
- 1. Why should we Worship?
2. So. What is Worship? 3. So. What is Worship? To understanding what is Worship, first we need to understand what Wo 4. So. What is Worship? According to an article by Kevin G Cook there are 7 m Each of them is represented by an unique word in He 5. So. What is Worship? Barak - to kneel or bow, to give reverence to God as an act of * Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall con * Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his * Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kne 7 most common meanings used for Worship: 6. So. What is Worship? Halal - to praise, to make a show or rave about, to glory in or b * Psalm 22:23 You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descen * Psalm 44:8 In God we boast all day long, and praise your name * Psalm 63:5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatne 7 most common meanings used for Worship: 7. So. What is Worship? Shachah - to depress or prostrate in homage or loyalty to Go * Psalm 29:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due to his name; Wors * Psalm 66:4 All the earth shall worship you and sing praises to Y * Psalm 95:6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kne 7 most common meanings used for Worship: 8. So. What is Worship? Tehillah - to sing hallal, a new song, a hymn of spontaneous pra * Psalm 34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall con * Psalm 40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord. * Psalm 149:1 Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and 7 most common meanings used for Worship: 9. So. What is Worship? Todah - an extension of the hand, avowal, adoration, a choir of worshipers, confession, sacrifice of pr * Psalm 50:14 Offer to God thanksgiving, and pay your vows to t * Psalm 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will * Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into h 7 most common meanings used for Worship: 10. So. What is Worship? Yadah - to use, hold out the hand, to throw (a stone or arrow) at (with extended hands, praise thankful, thanksgiving) * Psalm 33:2 Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to him * Psalm 61:8 So I will sing praise to your name forever, that I ma * Psalm 18:49 Therefore I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among 7 most common meanings used for Worship: 11. So. What is Worship? Zamar - to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument i.e. to celebrate in song and music, give praise, sing forth praises, psa Psalm 66:2 Sing out the honor of his name; Make his praise gloriou Psalm 71:22 Also with the lute I will praise you and your faithfuln Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; On a harp of ten 7 most common meanings used for Worship: 12. Then..Why should we Worship? 31-29 Bible Facts: 616-28 51-11 We are amazed by God, because He is amazing Do we know how amazing He really is ? 13. What is Music? Why not an Entertainment? - Recognize your true audiences Why not a competition? - To focus on Gods victory not yours Why not emphasize on skills? - Not just to satisfy oneself - Music is just a tool - As simple as possible Why not self-pity? - It is simply not about you 14. What is music in Worship? 15. What is Worship Team in Worship ? To Show 16. What is Worshiper? : 2:9 Bible Facts: 25:1-8 29:25-30 17. Roles 18. Roles Leader - Well Prepared Most important the relationship with God - Know the coworkers well and communication is the key - Show the body of Christ 19. Roles Vocals - Support Leader in Vocal - Know the song well 20. Roles Musicians - Know the instrument well as a way to keep the music Going - Know the music of the song well - To support the leader with music 21. How to support each other in the reality 22. Combinations Leader - Vocal Vocal - Leader Leader/Vocal - Musician Musician - Leader/Vocal Ideal: Musican/Leader - Leader 23. How to support each other in the reality ? For example, song selections 24. 24 Demo: Burn and Shine Yeah, we're gonna burn, burn, burn And we're gonna shine, shine, shine Even if it wears us out or takes us out past These county lines, we're sick of moving Oh, so slow and being told where to go Making up our minds to burn and shine One soul in a year, ain't all that bad When it's the only chance you ever had Don't you ever wish for something true? Something to pour your heart and soul into? Take all your feelings and put 'em aside And get what matters on your mind All you love will surely come and go And life is all your moments in a row No more crying for the days gone by And no one ever loses if they try 25. 25 Demo: Lifeboat When I am scared, You are my Father. When I cant breathe, You are the air. When I cant swim, You are my lifeboat. When Im tired and weary, You are there. Well my times get high, my times get low, You always let me in on all that You know. I could give You time alone and then Youd only come and ask me, Where have you been? Na na na na na na na na.................. When I am weak, You are my shoulders. When Im poor, You give me a hand. When I cant swim, You are my lifeboat. You carry me to dry land. Well my times get high, my times get low, You always let me in on all that You know. I could give You time alone and then 26. 26 Demo: You Saved Me The killers, they won't stop! The pirates are on top, stealing all the good we made. The nomads are faithless, and people are restless, Searching for the love that saves. I've got so much left to give, and you gotta release me. You gotta release me. I've got so much left to give. I'll stand and walk out on my own. And I'm not alone on this road. You saved me. My mind and vision are clear, And I'm not alone while you're here. You saved me. Down through the ages, I've been stuck in cages, Giving up before I'm down. When all my ambition became my religion, Still I knew you were around. 27. 27 Demo: J Train I got a ticket, I got a ticket I got a ticket to ride (Gotta a ticket to ride to the other side) I got a ticket, I got a ticket I got a ticket to ride (Gotta ticket to ride to the other side) Ride ride wanna ride on the J Train On the J Train wanna ride on the J Train Ride ride wanna ride on the J Train On the J Train wanna ride on the J Train Sit back, relax put on your travelin' gear No need to doubt so put aside your fear "Destination" out of this atmosphere It's the J Train baby, we depart from right here No lines to fight no ticket to price I'm rollin' first class 'cause I've seen the light Try as you may but your money can't buy A ticket on the J Line to the other side 28. 28 Demo: & 29. 29 Demo: 30. All in all Know the Bible well Know your Faith well Know Jesus well and focus on Him Worship as Body of Christ Worship with Spirit & Truth 31. Worship is a Lifestyle for everyone