The Bible depicts God in a way that leads to awe and worship. He is the king of the universe who is loving and merciful (Exodus 34:6–7). God is transcendent—yet He chooses to draw near to us. Worship, the natural response to God’s generosity, is central to who we are as human beings. In this episode, we discuss how to worship the Lord passionately, “in spirit and truth” (John 4:24).
In this episode, we address topics including:
- What Judaism teaches about worship
- What worship looks like in Israel
- How to balance performance and worship
- How to cultivate a heart of worship
Our guest is Yaron Cherniak, a Jerusalem-based performer, composer, and Musicologist. His worship songs such as “Ashuv Elecha”(Coming Back To You) and “The Heart Bursts Forth” as well as scriptures based worship songs he produced with the band MIQEDEM are sung in various communities around the world. His areas of research as a musicologist is in various ancient music cultures such as Persian, Kurdish, Jewish and Greek traditional genres. He is the founder of the Morasha foundation for promoting and reproducing traditional ethnic worship music.