Church of God
Praise and Worship
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Praise and Worship is an important part of our church service. The Bible tells us a lot about praise and worship. First of all, it tells us WHO should praise.
1 Peter 2:9
Who should praise Him? All people!
Secondly, the Bible tells us WHY we should praise Him.
Why praise Him? He has paid the price for our sin. It pleases God for us to praise Him. Why wouldn't we want to please Him after all He has done for us?
Thirdly, the Bible tells us HOW we should praise Him.
God is spirit. We cannot worship him fully in the flesh. We must submit that part of ourselves to Him. Only then will we be able to meet Him spirit to spirit.
Lastly, the Bible tells us WHEN to praise Him.
In both of these verses, Paul was in prison. When should we praise? Always! Praise is not something we do because we feel like it. We do it because God deserves it! If we praise Him always...always He will take care of us in our circumstances!
"And again, 'Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and sing praises to him, all you peoples.'"
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
"Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people."
"Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Praise the LORD with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
"Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks."
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"
"Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody's chains came loose."