"O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph."
(Psalms 47:1 KJV)
"Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed."
(1 Samuel 2:3 KJV)
How do we praise Our Awesome God? The Lord mainly wants our heart right and our praise to be heard. He wants us to be joyful, thankful, appreciative and loving. Do you express this as you sing? Do you lift your hands and voice in awe to our God? Do you praise God with your mouth?
When the Bible tells us to “PRAISE” Our Awesome God, it’s calling us to give vent to our adoring heart. Worship can be silent, but praise never is. Whether the song is slow or fast, or even if it's not a song at all but perhaps a shout or applause, it's irrelevant, but we are called to verbalize the adoration of our hearts. We are to tell Him that we appreciate Him and love Him.
The Bible emphasizes "praise" almost as much as prayer and if you pray and praise God, and you mean it, you are pleasing the Lord. Your praise is important to Our Awesome God. It tells Him where your heart is. It tells Him that you love and appreciate Him and that you know you do. It tells Him that you are okay. He never sleeps and He is always there to help you.
Our whole life should be a praise to our God, all of our being is to "praise God" including the spirit, soul and body. Real worship begins in our spirit and our praising of Our Awesome God will cause us to spiritually come into His presence. Remember that worship can be silent but "praising" never is. Remember also, there is power when you pray and praise Him at the same time.
Our Awesome God has done so much for us, such as creating this whole universe and all that is in it, making everything work together to keep everything reproducing what is needed to live and giving us a Savior in Jesus Christ so we could go to the heaven He made. We can surely find plenty to praise Him for.
If you are a Christian who has strayed away from Our Awesome God or someone who has never been a Christian or a person who needs to help minister to others, join us at Living Word Baptist Church on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour with a children's program called AWANA until 7:30 PM. (September through May). On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and Bible Study along with a separate Spanish Bible Study until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief."
(1 Timothy 1:15 KJV)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
(John 3:16 KJV)
Jesus Christ, Our Awesome God's son, has been acclaimed as the greatest religious leader who ever lived, as being the most influential person to have lived on our planet, and as being unique to the degree that no one can be compared to Him. But considering Jesus Christ merely on the basis of a very good life and His excellent moral teaching will not remove the stumbling blocks to Christianity raised by an unbelieving world. The real test of what one thinks of Him must revolve around who He claimed to be and what He accomplished during His brief mission to our Earth. Was He a liar or God's Son?
The predominant theme of the Holy Scriptures is Jesus Christ and the work of Jesus Christ. He is the Son of Our Awesome God and He left His exalted place in heaven to become a human being, to die a painful death by crucifixion, and to be buried in a cave. He rose again on the third day from the dead. He is the only all-sufficient Savior of the world and He lives. He will come again to this earth to rule and maintain His Father's kingdom. If we remove Jesus Christ from the Bible Scriptures, it robs them of all coherent meaning and continuity. And it will rob you of going to heaven.
Jesus Christ, Our Awesome God's Son:
1) is the Son of God (John 1:2,3;John 6:69; 1 Peter 2:24)
2) Became Man (Phillipians 2:7,8;John 1:14;)
3) Did the work of the Father (John 12:27; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 3:18)
After Jesus Christ humbled Himself to become a lowly man (a created being), then teaching, becoming the perfect man, being beaten and mocked, hung on a piece of wood with nails in His wrists and dying there for our sins, wouldn't you think we could, at least, Thank Him daily? But how many of you told Jesus Christ "Thank You" today? How many really believe in Jesus Christ?
Come join us as we work in Our Awesome God's vineyard, telling others about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour along with a program for children called AWANA. We have a Prayer Meeting and Bible Study that meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday. Learn with us about Jesus Christ! We love visitors.
Flo & Bill