Praise & Worship Team of TLIG
- Praise comes from a Latin word meaning “value” or “price.”
- Hebrew words translated as “praise” or “bless”
- English words = 1) the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.
2) the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship: a hymn of praise to God.
Thus, to give praise to God is to proclaim His merit or worth. Praise is the joyful recounting of all God has done for us, intertwined with thanksgiving as we offer back to God appreciation for His mighty works on our behalf.
- Reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power; also: an act of expressing such reverence.
Worship should be reserved for God alone. Worship gets to the heart of who we are. To truly worship God, we must let go of our self-worship. We must be willing to humble ourselves before God, surrender every part of our lives to His control, and adore Him for who He is, not just what He has done. Worship is a lifestyle and it is an attitude of the heart. Worship goes beyond words and feelings.
Luke 4:8- Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.’ (NLT)
The Bible declares in the book of:
Psalms 150:1- Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. V2 – Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. V3 -Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. V4- Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. V5- Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. V6- Let everything that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.” (KJV)
God has given us the gift and the privilege of proclaiming His righteousness with our mouth and hands through music. The Bible tell us that every good gift comes from God.
James 1:17- Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is variableness, neither shadow of turning. (KJV)
-To share the gospel of Jesus Christ through songs.
-Leading the congregation into the very presence of the Living God.
-To exhort, uplift, and encourage the body of Christ through songs and worship.
Psalm 111:1 – Praise ye the LORD, I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation. (KJV)
-Our goal is to sing a new song unto the Lord through our given gifts.
-To declare His salvation and wondrous works.
-To establish a dedicated praise and worship that glorifies God and edifies the body of Christ.
Psalm 96:1- Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth! V2- Sing to the Lord! Bless his name! Share the news of his saving work every single day! V3- Declare God’s glory among the nations; declare his wondrous works among all people. (CEB)
–To profound the importance of praise and worship in the lives of the children of God.
-To nurture and utilize the gifts and talents that Christ can be glorified.
-To lead the congregation in true worship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
-Create an atmosphere of openness to the Holy Spirit that will break bondage, change hearts, and bring a release of God’s anointing.
John 4:24- God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. (KJV)