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Worship, by Dr. Gary Parrett

About this Class:

 

Lecture 1:
Worship (Part 1)

Worship consists of both revelation and response.

 

Lecture 2:
Worship (Part 2)

Worship is described in both the Old and New Testaments and requires active participation.

 

Lecture 3:
Key Terms and Features

Worship is focused on the character of God and involves every aspect of our lives.

 

Lecture 4:
Preamble and First Commandment

The First Commandment instructs us about who God is and that we should worship only Him.

 

Lecture 5:
Second Commandment

The Second Commandment instructs us to not worship images.

 

Lecture 6:
Third Commandment

The Third Commandment instructs us to not use God's name in a dishonorable way.

 

Lecture 7:
Fourth thru Tenth Commandments

Commandments four through ten emphasize the Sabbath, honoring your parents, loving your neighbor as yourself, and charit.

 

Lecture 8:
Worship in the New Testament (Part 1)

Discussion of the book "Worship, Community & the Triune God of Grace," by James B. Torrance.

 

Lecture 9:
Worship in the New Testament (Part 2)

Jesus tries to dispel misconceptions about true worship when He has a discussion with the woman at the well in Samaria. The Holy Spirit plays an active role in guiding us to worship in Spirit and in truth.

 

Lecture 10:
Book Discussion 2

Discussion of two books: "Reaching Our Without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for This Urgent Time," by Marva J. Dawn, and "Contemporary Worship Music: A Biblical Defense," by John M. Frame.

 

Lecture 11:
Designing Worship Experiences

Including elements in a worship service like prayer, scripture reading, communion and songs of praise can help people have an authentic worship experience.

 

Lecture 12:
Video Discussion 1

Discussion of "Ancient-Future Worship," by Robert Webber from the "Ancient-Future Worship Video Series."

 

Lecture 13:
Leading Music

It is important to choose theologically balanced songs with music appropriate for the people. The worship leader is an extension of the congregation and should prepare the material and the worship team so they can communicate effectively and appropriately.

 

Lecture 14:
Video Discussion 2

Continuing discussion of "Ancient-Future Worship," by Robert Webber from the "Ancient-Future Worship Video Series."

 

Lecture 15:
Structure and Elements of the Worship Service

The structure of the worship service is centered around gathering, the service of the Word, the service of the Table and dismissal.