Praise & Worship

Tehillim (Psalm) 9:1 & 2 

I give thanks to Adonai with all my heart, 
I will tell about all your wonderful deeds, 
I will be glad and exult in you 
I will sing praise to your name, El ‘Elyon.. 

What is Praise? 

Praise is the act of making a positive statement to lift the esteem or glorify Yahweh. We express our love, appreciation, and acceptance of Yahweh’s Torah and right-rulings. We, through the act of praise, are grateful that He chose us out of all the people of the world. 

Tehillim (Psalm) 7:17

I thank Adonai for his righteousness and sing praise to the name of Adonai ‘Elyon. 

Tehillim (Psalm) 9:1 & 2 

I give thanks to Adonai with all my heart, 
I will tell about all your wonderful deeds, 
I will be glad and exult in you 
I will sing praise to your name, El ‘Elyon. 

What is Worship?  

Worship means to bow in reverence, to honor and hold in the highest regard our Father and Creator, Yahweh. He is a Spirit and we worship Him in Spirit and Truth. We are a royal priesthood, set-apart and we never mix abominable pagan practices with the “true, undefiled worship” that Yahweh outlines in His Torah. 

Many people think that only singing songs in a congregation is praise and worship. However, praise and worship is more than singing songs. Both express the condition of your heart. It is a willingness to exalt Yahweh and yield to His will. Both demonstrate thanksgiving for Yahweh’s magnificent mercy and grace and for hearing our prayers. Praise and Worship declare that Yahweh is Our Creator, the greatest of all Elohim and there is none like Him. Worship is an expression of our love, reverence, obedience and awe for Yahweh. We corporately and individually come before El Elyon to study, encourage each other, use our talents to lift up His esteem to draw all men, women and children to “the Way.” Whether you express your worship for Yahweh through singing, playing music, dancing, crying, or in some other way, remember that Yahweh is worthy of all our worship, service, and praise. 

Tehillim (Psalm) 95:6 & 7 

Come, let’s bow down and worship; let’s kneel before Adonai who made us, For he is our Elohim, and we are the people in his pasture, the sheep in his care. 

Yochanan (John) 4:23 & 24 

But the time is coming – indeed, it’s here now – when the true worshippers will worship the Father spiritually and truly, for these are the kind of people the father wants worshipping him. Yahweh is spirit; and worshippers must worship him spiritually and truly. Yahweh is our Elohim, our Creator; and he alone is worthy of our praise, worship, and devotion. 

Picture of People Giving PraiseWe, the congregants of First Tabernacle Fellowship believe in singing songs of praise and offering worship to Yahweh; for He is the one who gives us life. Praise and worship is more than coming together on the Sabbath; it is a lifestyle. So, when you come to visit and participate in our services expect to begin by offering adoration and blessings through song and prayer. There is a saying, that says, "if you worry why pray and if you pray why worry?" You can apply the same saying to praise and worship. Because when you have properly prepared yourself to come before Elohim and offer Him your praise and worship, you find it is impossible to focus on any troubles.