In this four-session video Bible study, 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
This pack contains one study guide and one DVD.
AUTHOR: With 12 albums, 16 #1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, 21 Dove Awards, and two platinum and five gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in music. His songs include How Great Is Our God, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone), Our God, and most recently, Good Good Father, to name a few. It is estimated that each week 20-30 million people sing one of Tomlin's songs in worship. He also cowrote the bestselling children's book, Good Good Father. More than anything, Chris loves being a husband to Lauren and a daddy to Ashlyn and Madison. Originally from Australia, Darren Whitehead founded Church of the City in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2013. Each weekend around 6,000 people worship at one of the five locations across the metro area. Darren holds both his masters and doctorate degrees in ministry, with his dissertation research focusing on Millennial engagement in the Western Church. He lives with his wife, Brandy, and their three daughters, Sydney, Scarlett, and Violet in Nashville, Tennessee.