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Worship in Psalm 150 and Its Relevance to Christianity in Oyo Town

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WORSHIP IN PSALM 150 AND ITS RELEVANCE TO CHRISTIANITY IN OYO TOWN







SUBMITTED TO

DR. J.A. OJO
DR. ROPO AWONIYI
DR. P.A. OGUNTOYE
DR. E.A. BAMIGBOYE






AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL COLLOQUIUM IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY
FACULTY OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
THE NIGERIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, OGBOMOSO
IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COLLOQUIUM
CHRISTIAN WORSHIP IN THE AFRICAN WORLD (RED 712)








BY

OLALEKAN OLUSEGUN BAMIDELE
PH.D 1 (OT/NT)
MATRIC NO: 13/0301







MARCH, 2014.





TABLE OF CONTENTS

  I. INTRODUCTION

  II. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF WORSHIP

III. OVERVIEW OF CHRISTIANITY IN OYO TOWN

  IV. WORSHIP IN PSALM 150

  V. RELEVANCE OF WORSHIP IN PSALM 150 TO CHRISTIANITY IN OYO TOWN

  VI. CONCLUSION

      WORKS CITED

























I. INTRODUCTION: Worship is a phenomenon which cuts across race, language, colour, and nationality. It is defined as human response to the perceived presence of the divine, a presence which transcends normal human activity and is holy (Tate 114). God created man ultimately for the purpose of worshipping Him and this serves to establish worship as a universal priority and the number one responsibility of every believer (White 1). This fact was visibly prominent in A. W Tozer’s statement, ‘we are here to be worshipers first and workers second’ (151). As a universal phenomenon, worship is also practiced in Africa and by Christians. However, there has been clamouring over the years on the need to contextualise worship, and other elements of Christianity, into the culture of the recipients. In other words, Christianity should no longer be a religion of the missionaries, practiced the way of the missionaries; rather it should be acculturated into the life and ways of its recipients. The purpose of this paper therefore, is to define worship, identify the concept of worship in the context of Psalm 150, their significance and how these can be used to contextualise worship in contemporary African...

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