Tag Archives: worship

The Wonder and the Warfare

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is our response to God’s revelation. When we are filled with wonder at His goodness, His works and His power; when we are grateful for His blessings and saving grace, it’s only natural to praise Him. … Continue reading

Posted in September 2016, Worship | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

WHY WE WORSHIP (Part 2)

by Ciel Tagaza Previously, I discussed how initiative and self-awareness are important in worship. While it is and must be directed to God, worship also involves introspection. We must also ask ourselves these questions when it comes to worship gatherings: … Continue reading

Posted in August 2016, Worship | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Temples

by Ciel Tagaza   Sacred places such as churches, adoration chapels and prayer rooms require reverent behavior. We know what’s expected of us when we go to a place of worship. To be in our Sunday best every time we … Continue reading

Posted in July 2015, Worship | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

God’s Word in Worship

by Ciel Tagaza Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. No creature is concealed … Continue reading

Posted in Sept 2014, Uncategorized, Worship | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Worship & Witness

by Ciel Tagaza There are still places in the world where people are attacked for their religious beliefs, where the minorities, the faithful, particularly Christians, cannot worship freely.  People of faith are killed for their beliefs, and a large percent … Continue reading

Posted in Sept 2014, Worship | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

In the Silence

by Ciel Tagaza Silence is powerful.  If prolonged, it can deaden a relationship, for healthy relationships thrive on communication. Silence can also provoke reflection and stir up guilt.  When we are given silent treatment by someone we are close to, … Continue reading

Posted in August 2014, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping the Candle Burning

by Ciel Tagaza Many Christians see worship as an obligation. After all, we have been given the commandment to keep the Lord’s day holy, and we fulfill this duty according to our faith and religion. Worship is taught and done … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014, Worship | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Professing Our Faith

by Ciel Tagaza Communal worship is essential to a believer’s life, as much as personal prayer is. Going to Mass on Sundays, gathering to worship with fellow believers not only makes a habit out of worship; it gives us a … Continue reading

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The Joy of Praise

by Ciel Tagaza Praise is our response to the presence of God. It is more than expression from our lips – it is our soul’s and body’s dance for joy in His midst. When King David danced as he brought … Continue reading

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Worship Stance

Ciel Tagaza …For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the … Continue reading

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Battle Cry

by Ciel Tagaza Worship is powerful. If done in spirit and truth daily, it influences one’s thoughts and actions. It can change the course of events. Worship goes beyond adoration, contrition, thanksgiving and petitions. It can tear down walls of … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment