Posts with the tag “praise”
Worship as a Weapon
by Ed Newton on August 19th, 2023
Psalm 149:6 (NIV) - "May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands." Our worship is not just a song or a ritual; it is a powerful weapon in our spiritual warfare. When we engage in genuine worship, we tap into a supernatural strength that enables us to stand against the schemes of Satan. Our worship becomes a double-edged sword, piercing through darkness and re...
What He Has Done
by Ed Newton on March 20th, 2023
“I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” - Psalm 69:30 Do you want to know how you can instantly make your life better? Maybe you are saying today, “Pastor, life is just hard. It has been beating me to my knees lately, and I just need something. What can I do to make my life a little better?” I have the answer for you: GRATITUDE. Not what you were expecti...
by Ed Newton on January 31st, 2023
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” - 1 John 1:9 Have you ever had a friend or maybe even a family member who, once you messed up, never let you live it down? You might have made a mistake and even apologized. But they just continue to bring it up and remind you of your shortcomings. It is like no matter what you do...
A God of Second Chances
by Ed Newton on October 3rd, 2022
“Then Peter came up and said to Him, ‘Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.’” - Matthew 18:21-22 As we continue to look at the story of Jonah, we must consider something very important. But before we talk about that, let’s look at what we do already know. We know Jona...
God of Restoration
by Ed Newton on September 8th, 2022
“Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.” - Isaiah 61:7 The God we serve is many things: He is loving, He is powerful, He is wise, He is gracious, and He is merciful. We could go on and on describing all of the amazing qualities that make up our God. But I want to add o...
Perspective, Persistence, and Praise
by Ministry Support on June 22nd, 2022
“Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.” - Daniel 6:10When threatened to be thrown into a den with hungry lions if he did not stop praying, Daniel quite simply, “went home to his upstairs room ...
A Rowdy Celebration
by Ministry Support on May 12th, 2022
“You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy; in Your right hand are eternal pleasures” (Psalms 16:11).In Havelock, North Carolina, there’s an air station where F14s and fighter jets train for the Marines. The roar from the jet planes is so loud that it sounds like ocean waves crashing. Upon coming into Havelock, there’s a sign that reads, “Pardon our noise, it’s the sound ...
Worship Is Your Weapon
by Ministry Support on March 7th, 2022
“And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.” (Revelation 14:3)Yesterday, we talked about a song written just for you — that when you face trying times or difficult circumstances, God is writing a song specifically for you. There is a message inside that is custo...
Bow Down Now
by Ministry Support on February 2nd, 2022
“The twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: ‘You are worthy our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” - Revelation 4:10-11 The passage above in Revelation 4 describes a God who is on...
A Declaration of Praise
by Ministry Support on December 18th, 2021
“All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen’” (Revelation 7:12). Before the creation of man, there were songs of praise being sung about the majesty and glory of God. Th...
A Treasured Song
by Jared West on December 6th, 2021
“And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name’” (Luke 1:46-9). It seems like the enemy tries the hardest to rob us of peace and joy when it is most imperative that we have...
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