Praise & Worship - Same or Different?

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  1. gekko

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    going off from that thirty page ordeal.

    just for you webdog and dhk. :p
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    worship, by definition, is "honor paid to God."
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/worship

    praise, by definition, is the act of honoring God.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/praise

    so, in essence, worship is what you call the result of praise.
    praise produces a result - and that result - we call worship.

    so just by going by defined words - it is impossible to have worship without praise. and vice versa.

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    now. as to defining what things are praise and what is worship?
    well - the question should be only - what things are praise and what is not?

    no?
    assuming we go by the definition of the said words.

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    what are your thoughts?
     
  2. DHK

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    1. Praise is simply one form of worship.
    2. Worship comes in many forms, not just in praise.
    3. We worship in our giving, in our repentance, in different aspects of our prayer life which cannot be considered praise.
    4. Not every part of worship is praise; but all praise is a part of worship.
     
  3. thegospelgeek

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    Agreed
    Agreed
    yes, I got tired of agreed.
    Not sure on this one. Convince me that repentance is worship. Not saying it's not, just never thought of it as such.
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    I think this is best exemplified in our gifts and offerings. While I do not think they can be defined as praise, they are definitly worship.
     
  4. webdog

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    If our very lives are done in worship, it is also done in praise, hence all worship is praise. This is evident by the very definitions of these terms. Like someone said on that last thread, the act of praising your children is not worship...but it IS worship to God.
     
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    Why can't they be defined as praise, since by definition it means to honor God? We don't honor God with our gifts and offerings? When I give, while it is an act of worship, I'm praising Him that He has blessed me with money to give back to His work, that he has taken care of me and my family financially...I can't see how anyone can say they don't praise God by their gifts and offerings!
     
  6. gekko

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    in response to #3.

    how can they not be considered praise?
    like webdog said - when we give, that is worship i believe, but in giving - how is it not praise as well?

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    i do believe that our life, as a whole, should be worship.
    which, by definition, is the result of praising God in everything we do.
    giving God the glory for everything - "the offering of grateful homage in words... as an act of worship"

    praise, again by definition, is the act of worship - worship being the end result. (more a continuing result hopefully.)

    worship is honor paid to God - that action of giving honor to God (in everything) - is, by definition, praise.

    praise is the act of worship towards God.

    we give, repent, pray etc. - that is all worship - but the act of doing those is labeled as praise.

    could it not be?
     
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    Your definition of worship is too broad. You look at worship as everything you do in life; every part of your life should be worshiping God. But that is another subject for another thread. Why not start a thread in the general Baptist or Baptist Theology forum for that purpose. You know full well that that is not the subject here.
    This subject is an offshoot from a "worship service", and hence what is worship and what is praise; not what is life. We are not speaking on your philosophy of life as it relates to worship. That is another topic. You are philosophizing more than you are addressing the OP.

    Technically not all hymns are hymns of praise.
    "Holy, holy, holy" is a hymn of praise, but
    "I serve a Risen Savior" is a hymn of testimony, where praise to God is not given, but rather the testimony of the author of the hymn. The author is a saved Jew, who in his testimony answers the question: "Who would worship a dead Jew?" He answers in the hymn that he wrote. It is a hymn of testimony, not of praise. But we certainly can worship while we sing it.

    But I honestly cannot say that I am worshiping God while I am doing dishes or changing a diaper. Maybe you think I ought to be, but I can't say that I am. And that is not the point of this thread.
     
  8. gekko

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    hey DHK.

    could this thread be moved to the "other christian denominations" forum?

    i'm not baptist so i can't really post in the baptist forums. heh.

    since this thread seems to be moving elsewhere other than music as well.
     

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