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True Worshipers of God Series

Session 1: Foundations of Worship
Dan Gardner


In the beginning, God’s plan was to commune and fellowship with man. As Adam walked in the garden, he knew the reality of God’s presence. Adam’s very breath came from God: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7

He was given dominion, fruitfulness, and constant accessibility to the full presence of God...
There are “dimensions” to God’s presence—

God’s presence which surrounds every thing.
Psalm 139:7,8 “Whither shall I go from your presence; if I ascend into heaven, You’re there; if I make my bed in hell, You’re there; if I dwell in the uttermost parts of the earth, You’re there.”

Through salvation God’s presence comes to dwell within us, and we have confidence in this... Hebrews 13:5 “...I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
John 15:4 (NIV) “...Remain in me, and I will remain in you.”

God’s presence that is made very real to us.
The Old Testament referred to this as the glory of God.
Psalm 100:2,3
“Come before his (manifest) presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God.”

This is what we experience as we enter into worship.

God wants His creation to experience His full presence once again! The outpouring of His Spirit in this day has brought a fresh awareness to every facet of His Body!


Revelation 5:11-14 (NIV)

"Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they sang:

'Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth
and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!'

Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, singing:

'To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!'

The four living creatures said, 'Amen,' and the elders fell down and worshiped."

Downloads of the Month

This month we're sharing with you not one but TWO packages:

The Worship Package of another of
Dan's great worship songs (and one of my personal favorites),
Lord, I Come Before You,


Last year's 26 Quick Picks lists, packaged in a zip file for your convenience.

The Worship Package of Lord, I Come Before You includes: a Windows Media audio file, Lead Sheets in A and Bb for 3-part Worship Team, Lyrics & Chords for Guitar in G and A, and a Lyrics Sheet for your convenience.

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This is the third installment of Pastor Daniel Gardner's series, True Worshipers of God. For this complete series on audio, go to WorshipToonz on this page. You can also find much of Dan's music, recorded and published, on this page. Each song has its own audio and leadsheet demos.
The Scripture Songs of Freda Tapp

You would never know from Freda's appreciative and humble manner just how polished and effective her songwriting skills really are. You'd have to listen to her songs, and see what she's already written that's been very well received.

Ever heard of a worship song called Thou Art a Shield? Translated, recorded around the world, major-label distribution, stand-out track on a Billboard Top 10 album. You'll find this and many of Freda's other songs, and also some of her background, on her SoundClick page.

Dance in the Rain is a compilation of twelve of Freda's original music. Info here... Don't hesitate to contact her if you like what you hear. Freda is a delight to meet, whether by phone or email!

Vol. I No. 3
July 9, 2006
Freda Tapp
Site Spotlight
and the guitar
that began it all

Ever want to feature some of the great hymns of the faith, but do so with the mellow accompaniment of guitar?

Check out GuitarHymns. The site has been around for a few years—a worthwhile project, full of careful harmonic detail and well-placed chords. You're sure to find some classics here you've always wanted but could never find chorded for guitar.

Go there...

Quick Picks for Your Planning

Each week WorshipToonz posts a new QuickPicks Worship List, one of the ways we try to help you in your worship music planning. Below is our current list, from Zion Christian Church in Troy, MI. See other lists for download on this page at WorshipToonz.

List of the Week, July 9, 2006
Lyrics & Chords in A G
Darlene Zschech
Lyrics & Chords in D,E F
Brian Doerksen
Lyrics & Chords G
Doug Horley
Lead Sheet A
Rita Baloche
Lyrics & Chords in G Bb
Miriam Webster
Lyrics & Chords G
Lynn DeShazo

WorshipToonz Newsletters Online

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Link to Vol. I No. 1: NewsVolINo1.htm
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Link to this newsletter (Vol. I No. 3): NewsVolINo3.htm

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