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 handsHalal: to boast, celebrate, and be clamorously foolishZamar: to celebrate in song and in musicTowdah: to give thanksgiving for things not yet receivedBarak: to kneel before God and bless himTehillah: to sing a spontaneous song to GodShabach: 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 PraiseThe Posture of PraiseThe Music of PraiseThe Expectation of Praise
Designed for use with the Holy Roar Video Study (sold separately).