Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Worship Quotes

Jerry Kerns -
"The whole person, with all his senses, with both mind and body, needs to be
involved in genuine worship."

C.S. Lewis -
"The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in
God which made David dance."

Graham Truscott -
"When God's people begin to praise and worship Him using the Biblical methods
He gives, the Power of His presence comes among His people in an even greater
measure."

Charles H. Spurgeon -
"God is to be praised with the voice, and the heart should go therewith in holy
exultation."

A. W. Tozer -
"Without worship, we go about miserable."

Manley Beasley -
"'A glimpse of God will save you. To gaze at Him will sanctify you."

C. S. Lewis -
"We only learn to behave ourselves in the presence of God."

Michael Catt -
"If we are going to worship in Spirit, we must develop a spirit of worship."

Richard Foster - "As worship begins in holy expectancy, it ends in holy obedience. Holy obedience
saves worship from becoming an opiate, an escape from the pressing needs of modern
life."

Jack Hayford -
"Worship changes the worshiper into the image of the One worshiped"

Jessica Leah Springer -
"As John 4:23 says, Its time, as worshipers of God, to give him all we have. For
when he is exalted, everything about me is decreased. So many times we stand in the
way of really stepping into the secret place of worship with God. Just abandon tradition
and the "expected" ways of Praise & Worship and get lost in the holy of holies with the
sole intention of blessing the Fathers heart."

Lamar Boschman -
"When I worship, I would rather my heart be without words than my words be without
heart."

Graham Kendrick -
"Worship is first and foremost for His benefit, not ours, though it is marvelous to
discover that in giving Him pleasure, we ourselves enter into what can become our
richest and most wholesome experience in life." p.58 "A Heart For Worship" by Lamar
Boschman

Don McMinn -
"Our entire being is fashioned as an instrument of praise. Just as a master violin
maker designs an instrument to produce maximum aesthetic results, so God
tailor-made our bodies, souls and spirits to work together in consonance to produce
pleasing expressions of praise and worship. When we use body language to express
praise, that which is internal becomes visible." p.60 "A Heart For Worship" by Lamar
Boschman

Tommy Walker -
"How quickly we forget what it's all about. We can get so strategic that we worship so
our church will grow, not because He is worthy. But we're doing all this because God is
worthy and we want to worship Him."

H.H. Rowley -
"The first element in worship is adoration. The Hebrews expressed this by their posture
and not alone my their word. For they prostrated themselves before God. O come, let
us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. They did not come
with an easy familiarity into the presence of God, but were aware of his greatness and
majesty, and came with a sense of privilege to His house." H.H. Rowley"Worship in
Ancient Israel" p. 257

C.S. Lewis -
"It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men."

Ralph Mahoney -
"Whenever His people gather and worship Him, God promises He will make His
presence known in their midst. On the other hand, where God's people consistently
neglect true spiritual worship, His manifest presence is rarely experienced."

Paul E. Billheimer -
"Surely that which occupies the total time and energies of heaven must be a fitting
pattern for earth."

Marianne H. Micks -
"When we worship together as a community of living Christians, we do not worship
alone, we worship 'with all the company of heaven.'"

Henry Sloane Coffin -
"If there is one characteristic more than others that contemporary public worship needs
to recapture it is this awe before the surpassingly great and gracious God."

Andrew W. Blackwood -
"The time has come for a revival of public worship as the finest of the fine arts...While
there is a call for strong preaching there is even a greater need for uplifting worship."