Sacrifice of Praise

Hebrews 13:15 – “Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.” Don’t we all love to praise God in church? Words of praise and thanksgiving just bubble up from our hearts,...
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Sacrificial offering

2 Samuel 24:24 – “But the king said to Araunah, ‘No, but I will buy it from you for a price. I will not offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God that cost me nothing.’ So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.” An...
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Delight in the Word

‭Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭92 – “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.” Trying times come to everybody. As long as we are on this earth, we will face afflictions of various kinds. We all have our own trials to face – each...
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Learn and proclaim

Psalm 71:17, 18 – “O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.” The Psalmist...
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Allow the Word to counsel you

Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭23, 24‬ – “Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors.” Going through a trial is difficult in itself, but it’s worse when you have to...
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How much do you thirst?

John 4:13,14 – “Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to...
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Use the Word to overcome sin

Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭11‬ – “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Have you ever struggled with a sin you want to overcome, but seem powerless to do so? Paul experienced the same struggle, as he explains in Romans 7:19 –...
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The Lord is our shepherd

Ezekiel 34:31—”And ye my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord Jehovah.” God intends for pastors (shepherds) to look after their flock (of the believers in their churches) and not only look after themselves with help of their...
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To God be the glory

1 Peter 4:11—”If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” We can...
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The joy of the Lord is your secret and strength

Thessalonians 5:16-18—”Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” The one difference that stands out between a believer and an unbeliever is the peace and joy...
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