What’s The Big Deal? Part 8 – Worship Part 5, Nov 25, 2012

– Shabach – to shout, to address in a loud tone, to command, to triumph
– a testimony of what God has done, a joyful to overflowing attitude (Ps. 47:1, 145:4,Isa 12:6, Ps. 63:3, 5:11, 32:11, 17:1, 132:13-16)
– Barak – to kneel down, to bless God as an act of adoration (James 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:5-7, Ps. 95:6, 1 Chron. 29:20, Ps. 34:1)
– we are instructed to bless (barak) the Father at all times (Ps. 34:1), as long as we live (Ps. 63:4), from day to day (Ps. 96:2), from this time forth and forever (Ps. 145:1-2), at night in the house of the Lord (Ps. 134:1), forever and ever, every day (Ps. 115:18)
– Zamar – to pluck the strings of an instrument, to sing to praise (Ps. 21:13, 1 Chron. 16:9, Ps. 57:8-9)
– Tehillah – derived from the word halal and means “the singing of halals, to sing or to laud” (Ps. 100:4, 22:3, 33:1, Isa. 61:3)
– Other expressions of worship:
  – silence (Ps. 62:1, 62:5)
  – dance (Ps. 149:3, 150:4)
  – psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19)
  – psalm – to strike a chord with a musical instrument (Ps. 150:1-6)
  – hymn – a sacred song
  – spiritual songs – from your spirit sing songs (1 Cor. 14:14-15)