Why we Worship

PSALM 47

Clap your hands, all peoples!
  Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
  a great king over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
  and nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
  the pride of Jacob whom he loves.

God has gone up with a shout,
  the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
  Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
  sing praises with a psalm!

Why Sing?

God reigns over the nations;
  God sits on his holy throne.
The princes of the peoples gather
  as the people of the God of Abraham.
For the shields of the earth belong to God;
  he is highly exalted!


Why Scripture?



 


There are times when the saying "silence is golden" is appropriate. For the believer, though, the more we verbalize what God has done, the more our heart is enlarged, and God is glorified.


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It's Not Rocket Science
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What we have in Christ will take all eternity to describe. But for one segment of one sermon, a great preacher made a mighty attempt.

Making Sense Of It All
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Say So

June 24, 2009



Let the redeemed of the LORD say this - those he redeemed from the hand of the foe...let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men. Psalm 107:2,8

Oswald J. Chambers was born July 24, 1874 in Aberdeen, Scotland and died November 15, 1917 in Egypt, where he ministered as a YMCS chaplain to prominently Australian and New Zealand troops. His American wife Gertrude, who he affectionately referred to as Biddy, was not just his, helpmate, she acted as a scribe.

Trained as a stenographer, Biddy was capable of taking dictation at the rate of 150 words a minute, and faithfully recorded his talks to the troops, many of whom perished in the famous battle of Gallipoli. After his death, she spent the remaining 30 years of her life compiling her records into the bulk of his published works.

In one of those compiled books entitled THE PLACE OF HELP, Chambers talks about the importance of the Christian being able to speak of the state of his soul, and of his communion with God.

When you pray, say, "Our Father." Luke 11:2

"But I don't feel that God is my Father." Jesus said, "Say it - say Our Father," and you will suddenly discover that He is.

The safeguard against moral imprisonment is prayer.

Don't pray according to your moods, but resolutely launch out on God, say "Our Father," and before you know where you are, you are in a larger room. The door into a moral or spiritual emancipation which you wish to enter is a word.

Immediately you are prepared to abandon your reserve and say the word, the door opens and in rushes the Godward side of things and you are lifted on to another platform instantly.

"Speech makes a man full." If you want to encourage your own life in spiritual things, talk about them. Be aware of the reserve that keeps to itself, that wants to develop spirituality alone.

Spirituality must be developed in the open.

Shyness is often unmitigated conceit, an unconscious over-estimation of your own worth. you are not prepared to speak until you have a proper audience.

If you talk in the wrong mood, you will remain in the wrong mood and put the "bastard self" on the throne. But if you talk in the mood which comes from revelation, emancipation will be yours.

"We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard." Acts 4:20











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