Worship in the Psalms

Worship, an experience common to most human beings, is the Scriptural Pursuit discussion topic for July, August and September 2011. We worship God, not ourselves; hence, worship must be about Him, about giving glory to Him, and not about music, culture, or worship styles. Worship should be permeated by a sense of reverence and awe for our God, an attitude that will give us the humility and surrender so needed for true worship. Worship affords an opportunity to recognize who God is and to realize who you are in relationship to God. These and many other Biblical concepts of worship will be discussed in a panel moderated by Glenn Russell.

This week we will look at the Psalms and some of the themes found in them and how these themes relate to the question of worship and what it means for us today.  The Psalms give voice to the heart cries of seekers after God in a living dialogue of pleas, assurance, blessing, praise, and celebration. The Book of Psalms has been cherished as the invaluable jewel in the Hebrew Bible by seekers after God in all ages.  Hopefully, this discussion will help you to understand and appreciate the worship themes in the Psalms.

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Lesson 7 for August 6-12
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