In this four-session video Bible study (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead share a fresh perspective from the worship practices of the ancient world to show what it really means to praise God. They explain that in the Jewish culture, something extraordinary happened when God's people gathered to worship him. It was more than just singing--it was a declaration, a proclamation, and a time for the people to fully embody praise to God for who he is and what he has done.
In the book of Psalms, the writers used seven distinct words that are translated into English as praise. However, as Chris and Darren point out in this study, each of these Hebrew words actually represents a different aspect of what it means to truly worship God:
- Yadah to revere or worship with extended hands
- Halal to boast, celebrate, and be clamorously foolish
- Zamar to celebrate in song and in music
- Towdah to give thanksgiving for things not yet received
- Barak to kneel before God and bless him
- Tehillah to sing a spontaneous song to God
- Shabach to commend, glory, and triumph
Holy Roar will provide insights and encouragement for group members to deepen their practice of praise and they learn about the deeper meanings of these words and put them into practice.
- The Shout of Praise
- The Posture of Praise
- The Music of Praise
- The Expectation of Praise
Designed for use with the Holy Roar Video Study (sold separately).