Archive for September, 2007

The Praise and Worship Service

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

All forms of biblical praise, and some of the forms of worship, survive in today’s worship service. How worship services should be conducted or what type of music should be present is sometimes a matter of controversy, but for the most part, modern Christian worship services faithfully follow a biblical model. What lacks in modern Christian praise and worship is not in what is done at the assembly, but that praise and worship are neglected at a personal level.

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Midday At The Well

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

In the days of patriarchs (Abraham, Jacob, et al), worship was performed at an altar (a stack of unworked stones). Once the law of Moses was given, worship was prescribed to occur at the tabernacle before the presence of God. Once the temple was built in Jerusalem, worship was to be performed at the temple’s altar or when facing the temple.

After the days of Solomon, when the 10 tribes of Israel broke from Judah and the rule of the royal line of David, they established their own worship on the mountains of Ephraim, which later became part of Samaria. This became a point of controversy between the Jews and Samaritans. It is in this context when one day Jesus came to a well in Samaria.

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The Sax In Contemporary Christian Worship part II

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Continuing from previous post The Sax In Contemporary Christian Worship Music

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On Praise

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

As worship is a physical posture reflecting an understanding of who God is, praise is the declaration of who God is.

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Colossus

Monday, September 10th, 2007

A few posts back I talked about the classic boardgame Titan and how its being republished. I discovered a desktop Java program called Colossus which provides online or solitaire play of Titan. I’ve only played it solitaire as a time killer when the brain is fried, but the AI opponent is not bad. Very solid strategically on the Masterboard, though it lacks a little on tactical defense. Still good enough to make winning a challenge and great for learning Titan or trying it out to see if you will like it. If you’ve never played Titan, but try Colossus and find it intriguing, be warned that ftf Titan will play much more slowly and human opponents will be tougher in tactical combat.

On Worship

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, you may wonder what Christians mean by worship and praise. You may have been to a church or seen a service on television and heard a musical segment of the service described as praise and worship.

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