5 Reasons To Rejoice

“It is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord. “

– A.W. Pink

RESCUED

The Apostle Paul says to those who have rejected the righteousness of God, that in “your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed” (Rom 2:5), and “He will render to each one according to his works” (Rom 2:6), but for those who have trusted in Christ, God has placed our sins upon Him Who “knew no sin, so that we might become the righteousness of Christ” (2nd Cor 5:21)…and rescued from the wrath of God. That’s a great reason to rejoice.

REGENERATED

When the Holy Spirit comes into a person’s heart, He convicts them of their sin, just as the Apostle John quoted Jesus as saying, “And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment” (John 16:18). This is where regeneration begins, where God gives us a new heart and new desires with that new heart (Ezk 36:26). It will be a regenerated heart that will seek to obey God. Rejoice that you have a new heart, and a heart that seeks to please God.

REDEEMED

The Apostle Peter wrote that God saved you and me, but “not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot” (1st Pet 1:18b-19). Like Boaz was Ruth’s kinsman redeemer, Jesus is our Redeemer, Who redeemed our soul from the pit of hell. Rejoice about that!

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“King of My Heart” – video by Kutless

Praising God in the Fire

Good thoughts that we all need:

https://chayahgrace.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/praising-god-in-the-fire/

70 Prompts for Praising God

“My mouth is filled with Your praise, and with Your glory all the day.” Ps. 71:8

Praise Him with me through this list of 70 prompts: http://www.oflarks.com/blog/70-prompts-for-praising-god

What is the difference between praise and worship?

https://www.gotquestions.org/difference-praise-worship.html

The Dancing Preacher

Have to admit that my praise is not this intimate and exuberant.  Oh that we would all become so lost in our praise.

You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 WEB

I had to get back to church early that afternoon because I was in the band and we needed to rehearse for the evening service. There was an evangelist from out of state visiting our church that day and when I got there, I unlocked the church door because I was the first to arrive, walked in and saw the strangest sight ever.

While everyone else had left after the morning service, he stayed behind, put on his headphones and began to worship God. When I opened the church door, he was dancing and spinning around the church with his arms in the air like King David (2Samuel 6:14, 1Chronicles 15:29). His eyes were closed, his head phones were blasting praise, and he was lost in openly worshiping God.

Read more: http://www.refreshinghope.org/blogs/1/1366

How Can A Church Make Sure Its Theology Leads To Doxology?

Short video

http://ftc.co/resource-library/conversations/how-can-a-church-make-sure-its-theology-leads-to-doxology