Ho'omana - Hawaiian Gods

Written by Gayle Olson

Many examples ofrepparttar land and its creatures represented gods, or akua torepparttar 127041 Hawaiian. The tree, plants, stones, animals, and human beings were just a few examples, each akua had a special name with certain attributes.

The four great gods ofrepparttar 127042 Polynesian system were Ku, Kane, Kanaloa, and Lono; each possessing particular powers and duties.

Ku - architect and builder

Ku wasrepparttar 127043 great god presiding over war. Human sacrifices were made to him in temples built to honor Ku. His worship days, four in succession, occurred atrepparttar 127044 start ofrepparttar 127045 moon month. The temples of Ku were built to certain specifications and presided over by a distinct cult of priests.

Kane - creator and giver of life

Withrepparttar 127046 aid of Lono, Kane created man. Kane createdrepparttar 127047 forests and brought certain rains and life torepparttar 127048 land. Kane wasrepparttar 127049 healer who resided in many ofrepparttar 127050 healing plants. He had his own temples and priests. Depending onrepparttar 127051 attributes or purposes, Kane was known by many names.

Lono - god of agriculture and peace

Lono may have beenrepparttar 127052 most beloved ofrepparttar 127053 great gods. His presence was seen inrepparttar 127054 rain clouds and in growing things. The householder dedicated his family worship, making daily offerings to Lono. The farmer would dedicate his first fruits to Lono.

Four Major Steps Toward Building an Awesome Music Ministry

Written by By John Pape Jr.

The inspiration for this article comes from an Old Testament story. In this story there is a special building project undertaken by Solomon. The four stages explained in this article arerepparttar exact same steps illustrated in this story. You will find that these four concepts will dramatically help you in your music ministry. You need to take this information and start creating an overwhelming positive worship experience in your church's worship service.

This is where we begin - One day as I was readingrepparttar 127040 Bible I came across and amazing scripture. Solomon's temple was completed andrepparttar 127041 priests were ministering and then God's glory filledrepparttar 127042 temple. The awe and reverence caused everyone to stop and let God inhabitrepparttar 127043 worship.

Looking back I realized that there was a lot of hard work and preparation that needed to happen. The nation Israel needed to come together and buildrepparttar 127044 temple. It all started with a vision from David. He desired to build a temple that was worthy for God. But, he could not because he shed too much blood in his lifetime. The torch was past on to his son Solomon.

Then I noticed that there was a distinct pattern regardingrepparttar 127045 various stages ofrepparttar 127046 project. Andrepparttar 127047 pattern fits no matter what kind of building project you start. I want to show you how it applies to your music ministry.

The metaphor of building a house is appropriate inrepparttar 127048 fact that it gives you a visual model to help understand how to build your music ministry. And you can apply this basic principle to make vast improvements inrepparttar 127049 way you minister torepparttar 127050 people you serve.

With all this in mind let us look atrepparttar 127051 four major steps toward building an awesome music ministry.

There are basically four major milestones whenever a building project is undertaken. These four milestones insurerepparttar 127052 success ofrepparttar 127053 project. You can take these proven principles and apply them to your ministry.

Here arerepparttar 127054 four major areas..

1) Have a Blueprint to guide your course.

You need to know and understandrepparttar 127055 final outcome. You need to determinerepparttar 127056 real purpose and goal for doing what you do. A blueprint will help guide and direct your path. The benefit of doing this is you will be able to predictrepparttar 127057 outcome with a great deal of accuracy. You will have a roadmap and compass that will guide you thoughrepparttar 127058 process. You will be able to make adjustments torepparttar 127059 way you are doing things now.

2) Build on a Solid Foundation

Obviously, a solid foundation is perhapsrepparttar 127060 most important aspect of a building. As a Christian you must stand on a good foundation. You need a relationship with God that is built on truth. And you need to nurture that relationship. A Solid Foundation insures that you get off to a positive start. A weak foundation can only end up in ruin.

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