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Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. (Hebrews 13:15) C. S. Lewis once said, “Praise is inner health made audible.” If you are having a difficult time praising God in your particular situation, there is a good chance that there…

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Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. (Psalm 150:6) If we are living and breathing, Scripture commands us to always be praising the Lord. We should praise Him not just because He deserves it, but also because we benefit from praising Him.  As you are praising God, not only are you inviting Him to come…

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Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. (Psalm 57:8)  Whether you are a morning person or an evening person does not matter. The words that come out of our mouths every day do matter. The psalmist is calling on himself to engage with praise and we should consider doing the very same thing ourselves…

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To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen. (Jude 1:24-25) I love the story of the…

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Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16) Think about the last time you felt grateful. Was it when someone presented you with a thoughtful gift? Was it after you shared a meal with a close friend? Those are both wonderful things…

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“Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with…

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“And they praised God because of me.” (Galatians 1:24) Paul’s reputation definitely preceded him. His story of coming to faith in Christ circulated throughout the east long before he had made one of his “missionary journey” stops. Before Christ, Paul was a stone-cold legalist. He even took it on himself to organize the extermination of…

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“For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let…

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“Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.” (Psalm 57:8) Whether you are a morning person or an evening person does not matter. What comes out of our mouths every day truly does. The psalmist is calling on himself to get engaged with praise and we should consider doing the very…

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Psalm 113 In church we sing praise to the Lord.  But is Sunday the only day we should be praising Him?  Psalm 113 has the answer.  Let’s apply the five W’s of journalism to Psalm 113 and learn something about praising the Lord. Who— To whom is the psalmist writing?  “Praise the Lord, you his…

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