What Is in this Reference Work and
How to Use It to Bring the Word of God
into Your Worship Services

I thank the Lord that He has given me the privilege of producing WORSHIPPING WITH GOD’S WORD: An Exhaustive Reference for Preparing Scripturally Based Worship Services for the benefit of His Church and His world. My hope is that it will encourage you to use God’s Word from the Bible in your worship services. For by doing this, you will be letting God speak directly through His Word in the Bible to the hearts and minds of your congregation members to their great benefit. The positive changes that are brought in their lives will also enable them to help bring about the kingdom of God to our world as the Lord wants it to.

The Purpose of this Reference Work

If you are a pastor or other worship leader, this reference work will enable you to quickly and easily find the best scriptures from the Bible to incorporate into your worship services for the purposes that you want them to accomplish. It will become an invaluable resource in helping you to bring the beneficial and life changing Word of God into those services and your congregation members’ lives. Therefore, feel free to copy and paste the scriptures in this reference work that you choose to use in a service.

The Contents of this Reference Work

In order for you to obtain the greatest benefit from using WORSHIPPING WITH GOD’S WORD: An Exhaustive Reference for Preparing Scripturally Based Worship Services, a summary of its features and how to use them is given below.

Why You Should Use God’s Word in Your Worship Services

This reference work begins with a section about “Why You Should Use God’s Word in Your Worship Services.” This first section starts with the important fact that “It Can Be Proven that the Bible Contains the Inspired Word of God.” If you are not aware that there is a way to prove that the Bible contains the inspired Word of God, then it would be to your benefit to read it. This section next proclaims “The Uniqueness, Importance, and Power of the Word of God in the Bible.” Then it explains “The Beneficial Impact the Scriptures Can Have in Your Peoples’ Lives.” I have personally experienced this in my own life in many ways and is one of the reasons why I have produced this reference work. The last part of this section is called “Danger! Danger!” It warns of the potential danger of taking scriptures out of their context, which is what occurs in this reference work. Therefore, it speaks of the necessity of your first determining what the context is for the scriptures that you plan to use in your worship services in order to see if they properly fit the purpose for which you are planning to use them. It also addresses the importance of considering what type of literary device a scripture uses since this helps to determine its meaning and how it should be used in a worship service.

Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship Service

The second section of WORSHIPPING WITH GOD’S WORD, “Scriptures for 17 Aspects of a Worship Service,” contains all of the scriptures in the Bible for each of those seventeen aspects of worship. It also contains a much shorter list of the “Top” scriptures for each of the seventeen aspects of worship for pastors who are pressed for time and would like to look over a much shorter list of scriptures.

The Best Scriptures to Use in 31 Worship Services
Based on the Church and Secular Calendars

The next section of WORSHIPPING WITH GOD’S WORD is called “Scriptures for 31 Worship Services Based on the Church and Secular Calendars.” It gives the very best scriptures for each of the 17 aspects of a worship service for all of the 31 services that are listed. So, for example, if you are planning an Easter, or Mother’s Day, or Pentecost, or Thanksgiving Service, then you can go directly to that service in this section and all of the very best scriptures for the 17 aspects of a worship service will be listed for each one of them. This can be a huge time saver because all of the very best scriptures to use in the 31 services listed have already been found for you. Therefore, it would be worth your time to see what services are included in the 31 listed so that you can note which ones you have at your church and can then use this reference work for them.

God’s Word and the Best Scriptures to Use
in 23 Special Worship Services

The fourth section of this resource is called “God’s Word for 23 Other Worship Services” and includes other worship services that may take place at your church that are not listed in the previous section. Again, it gives the very best scriptures for each of the seventeen aspects of a worship service for all of the 21 services that are listed. And, again, it would be worth your time to see what services are included in the 21 listed so that you can take note of which ones you have at your church and can then use this reference work to prepare for them.

Our Freedom in Worshipping the Lord

The last section is called “Our Freedom in Worshipping the Lord” and gives all of the scriptures in the Bible for all of the ways that God’s people can worship Him in the freedom that He gives us. This includes by clapping, dancing, hugging and kissing, lying down in the presence and under the power of God, raising our hands, and shouting, as well as by 18 other ways.

How to Suggest Changes and Improvements to this Reference Work

This reference work also tells you “How to Suggest Changes and Improvements to this Reference Work.” Please refer to it if you would like to make suggestions on how to change and improve it.

An Appeal for Your Assistance

God impressed upon me the importance of producing WORSHIPPING WITH GOD’S WORD: An Exhaustive Reference for Preparing Scripturally Based Worship Services for the benefit of His Church. It is God’s gift to His Church and His people. And through His people, God’s life changing and beneficial Word from the Bible can help to change the world and bring about His kingdom here on earth. So please tell as many pastors and other worship leaders that you know of that it is available for their use. Thank you.

Working together for God’s kingdom,

Gary Wetzel