Messages of hope and truth to comfort, uplift, and increase your faith in Jesus Christ.
"If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their own ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14.)
The Expectation of Praise
Praise requires authenticity and trust... Let's show our praise to God through our voices, our attitude, our sincere confession and our thank offerings.
The Music of Praise
Our Hebrew "praise" words this week are Tehillah and Zamar. In the last days, the redeemed will sing a new song, a song that is uniquely ours. Let's ask God to give us the words to sing from the depths of our soul so that others will see and turn to God.
The Posture of Praise
Barak means to kneel down, to bless God as an act of adoration. Yadah means to worship with extended hand. Our true posture of praise also includes our intention, our attitude, our willingness to give ourselves wholeheartedly.
The Shout of Praise
There are seven different Hebrew words for "praise"; we will begin this series by studying two of these: Halal and Shabach. Halal means “to be clear, to shine, to boast, show, to rave, celebrate, to be clamorously foolish.” Shabach means “to shout, to address in a loud tone, to command, to triumph.” (One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts. Ps 145:3)
We worship Jesus Christ as the creator of heaven and earth as an act of obedience and relevance to God.