Worship that Pleases God
The Passion and Reason of True Worship
Worship That Pleases God: The Passion and Reason of True Worship is a comprehensive book ranging far beyond the sanctuary to the private altar, to the heart of the worshiper and even to the workplace. Whole-life worship is the kind that pleases God. “let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise and do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased (Hebrews 13:15, 16 NIV). A worship leader for more than thirty years, Dr. Phifer, brings a passionate writing style and sound biblical interpretation to this search for the meaning of “spirit and truth” worship (John 4:24). Dr. Phifer believes that True Worship establishes the Kingdom of God in our hearts, our homes, our places of worship as well as in the workplace and the marketplace. This book is about much more than what happens on Sunday morning. “Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” the three characteristics of the Kingdom of God found in Romans 14:17, form the themes of each section of the book. Section One, Righteousness, deals with a biblical theology of worship. Dr. Phifer offers biblical definitions for the essential elements of worship and he presents seven biblical models for worship. Section Two, Peace, presents the priority of worship as the factor of church life that is intended to bind generations and cultures together in a bond of peace. Section Three, Joy, treats the daily life of the believer dealing with issues of craftsmanship, creativity and the spiritual warfare of private worship. Paul urged the Roman church to . . . present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service (of worship) (Rom 12:1 NKJV [NIV]). Worship That Pleases God is a passionate book presenting that reasonable service of worship to God.
Elder Jay Boyd, Revivalist at the All Nations Church of God, Jackson and Boliver, TN
“Worship That Pleases God” is a resource that I purchased and began using after hearing Dr. Phifer teach extemporaneously on Worship at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL back in the Spring of 2015. This teaching was so informative and awe inspiring that I left that visit thinking “Where could I get more information like this on the subject of Worship?” Dr. Phifer’s knowledge and understanding of the Biblical theme of Worship was clearly birthed from a desire to “Know the Lord” in a deeper way and “Make Him Known!” In these pages, he has given us, by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, great Reason and Passion for our Worship unto the Lord! I not only use this resource (and many others of his) for my personal spiritual growth and development but I also use this work to teach and train leaders, pastors, and entire congregations of all sizes, cultures, denominations, generations, and ethnic groups. This work has empowered me that I might empower and inform others on the subject of Worshiping the Lord in such a way that it Pleases Him! Much Love to Dr. Phifer! To God be the Glory! As Dr. Phifer would put it, “Semper Reformanda,” which means “Always Reforming.”
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