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Thursday 29th June 2017 Our devotions continue this morning as we look at worship as an encounter with God. There is a great book about prayer called, “The Hidden Life of Prayer” by David MacIntyre. In his book he talks about the importance of confession as we come into the presence of God. He bases […]

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Wednesday 28th June 2017 Jesus talks about His return to this world in Matthew 25. Some of the principles He outlines here we can apply to meeting Him in worship. Matthew 25 v 1 – 13 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out […]

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Tuesday 27th June 2017 I want to look this morning at an Old Testament Encounter with God experienced by Moses. An Old Testament Encounter Exodus 33 v 12 – 19 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with […]

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Monday 26th June 2017 Have you ever met anyone famous? Was it a chance encounter or did you have time to prepare for the meeting. My boyhood hero was the England Goalkeeper Peter Shilton which is why I support Stoke City as a football team. A few years ago we were sitting on a beach […]

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1 Corinthians 14:26 (NLT) A Call to Orderly Worship 26 Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen […]

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Barak – to kneel, bless . BARAK means “to kneel down, to bless God as an act of adoration, to salute.” Psalm 95:6 O come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel (barak) before the Lord our maker. 1Chronicles 29:20 Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless (barak) the Lord your […]

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HALAL – Psalm 113: 1-3 Praise the Lord! Yes, give praise, O servants of the Lord.Praise the name of the Lord! Psalm 150 1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heaven! 2 Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness! 3 Praise him with a blast […]

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Another Hebrew word for praise SHABACH means, “to shout, to address in a loud tone, to command, to triumph.” Psalm 47:1 O clap your hands, all peoples; shout (shabach) to God with the voice of joy (or triumph). Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise (shabach) Thy works to another and declare Thy mighty acts. Isaiah […]

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We continue today by exploring different Hebrew words for praise and worship Psalm 47:1 “Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!” Taqa – to slap the hands together as; to clatter, clang, sound, blow, clap or strike. Macha – to strike the hands together in exaltation Clapping […]

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Each day this week we’re going to look at the Hebrew words for praise in the Bible YADAH / TOWDAH – YADAH is a verb with a root meaning, “the extended hand, to throw out the hand, therefore to worship with extended hand, to lift the hands 2 Chronicles 20:21 Give thanks (yadah) to the […]