1. The Protocol of Worship - Psalm 100 Scriptures: Psalm 40:3; John 12:32 Will we open our mouths in complaint, or in praise? What a difficult situation! It is through praise that God wants us to acknowledge Who He is and what He has done for us. Praise the Lord! Job asked, "Why not me?" Thank Him for His goodness because your praise will stop the enemy and move the hand of God. For the chains that seem to bind you, serve only to remind you. For our God inhabits ... "And at midnight," or "But at midnight?" This can be linked to how the enemy tries to make us feel every now and then. He loved his children and family. When you praise, chains are broken, and some of you are in tough times, but you got to dig your heels in like Freddy and learn to offer … Song is amazing. PRAISE YOUR WAY TO VICTORY. Is it is Eli? Do you see the conscious choice Paul makes in these verses? He can work through those who praise Him. When the Israelites had no where else to go, the LORD gave Moses a plan…and reassured him in Exodus 14:3-4. This good man did not get angry or bitter at God, but instead he accepted His judgment as just and right. We can choose to dwell in the darkness and despair, becoming angry or bitter, or we can choose to live in the Praise Zone. You ought to be shouting your way to work and shouting your way back home! As parents, we love our children, but when we love, we open ourselves to pain and deep hurts. Paul goes on to identify his suffering as an opportunity to participate or share in the sufferings of Jesus Christ. We choose ourselves whether or not to worship God. Someone said that growing old is not for sissies. What are the tough times and situations facing you today? In I Samuel 30, David takes refuge in a place called Ziklag. God showed up and that jailhouse began to rock! ( Log Out /  Be careful what you say when you are in the midst of pain and suffering. In the midst of the night, God spoke not to Eli, but to the child Samuel. Now Satan is a liar, and he wants to make us think, that we are paupers, when he knows himself, we're children of the King. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Job ended up praying for his friends who had hurt him, and never stopped praising the Lord. I Samuel 30:6 says, "And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God." The Power of Worship - Psalm 40, John 12 4. Isaiah 61:3 records -- To appoint into them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; -- Sometimes when you buy clothes you love them. ( Log Out /  If you want God to accept your praise, and to come down for your help, you must first do away with sin. Will we use our minds to review the injustice, the pain and suffering in our lives, our will we use our minds to recall God's promises and our changeless position "in Christ?" "Praise Your Way Through"2 Chronicles 20 : 1 - 25Rev. David is the king of Israel, who had a great choir and orchestra, but David didn’t leave the praising up to them, nor did he want them to praise himself, the king, as his predecessor Saul often had him do as a boy. GOD WILL MAKE A WAY OUT WHEN YOUR BACK IS AGAINST THE WALL (vv. God said, The swiftness and surety of your deliverance starts with how you respond to hard times and difficult situations. He says, "We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed." But if praise flows from your mouth you reveal a heart filled with love, joy, and peace in the Lord. He was a wealthy man. As Paul and Silas were in Philippi, they encountered a possessed slave girl, who was being used by her owners for profit. Find Praise Your Way Out Sermons and Illustrations. Praise the Lord! Our text verses are easy to read, but hard to live! His two sons, Hophni and Phinehas were a disgrace, bringing shame to their father, and damaging the credibility of the priesthood. Praise Your Way Out!!!! Not everyone was influenced by King Saul however. The bible says the enemy only comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10),by trying to keep us captive in strongholds – (be it that of the mind, self esteem, habits) that may seem impossible to shake off or by keeping us locked up in trouble, worry and fear. Delivered by Bishop Walker . Well done! Has man's judgment on your life silenced your praise? In learning to praise God despite our circumstances, having a heart of worship in suffering, He will bless us with “the oil of joy; instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of spirit of despair” (Isaiah 61:3), For us to VICTORIOUSLY stand against all opposition we MUST understand who we are in Christ, realize what a MIGHTY God we serve and know that we are more than CONQUERORS through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37), This brings to one’s mind the song ‘I’ll praise You in the storm’ by Casting Crowns. 89:15). ( Log Out /  We had technical difficulities during today’s sermon recording. Praise Your Way Through (Bishop Paul Morton) - Ministry Videos At the Full Gospel Fellowship International Conference in 2006 in New Orleans, LA. It is one thing to take the unjust anger of a mad king, but another thing to suffer at the hands of your friends, especially when you are grieving over your own loss! "I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth." Paul and Silas had every right to throw a pity party, but instead, they threw a praise party! David turned to the Lord. It was in Eli's quiet spirit of acceptance of God's judgment, that he offered his praise to God. Where do you turn? He had been content to shepherd his father's sheep! Paul had inflected his share of pain and suffering on the followers of Jesus Christ as a lost man. For the chains that seem to bind you, serve only to remind you, that they drop powerless behind you, when you praise Him. Anyone can praise the Lord when things are good, but what about the times when things are not so good? Luke 19:40 I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out. He compares his present temporary situation, to the eternal reward what awaits every child of God! hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. This passage is one of those painful moments in the life of a parent. David could have acted in kind toward the Lord. It is not that he ignores his present situation, he simply chooses not to live at that address! If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. When did it turn? Peace Baptist Church Raleigh, NC. Address 4001 Fair A., St. Louis, MO 63115 Tel: 314-652-2650 Here are our Start times: Give your life to Christ, and He will give you a new heart from which heavenly ordained praises can come (Acts 3:19). Our focus passages speak of continual, uninterrupted praise to God. Guess what? Dollar Do you need God to make a way out of no way? Verse 10 says, "Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body." Listen to him in II Corinthians 4:8-9. Job I:20-22 says, "Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. So lift up the mighty shield of faith, for the battle must be won. What about Paul and Silas? We see Job's humanity and weakness throughout the book. When things aren’t going right, praise your way through! When we choose to enter the Praise Zone, no matter what the circumstance, God tears down the walls of the prison built up around us, and loosens the shackles of doubt and fear. I Samuel 3:15-18 reads, "And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. 17 Pray without ceasing. The Presence of Worship - Exodus 33 2. Those closest to you, can say some very hurtful things, when they are hurting! When you are in a situation and there seems to be no way out, open your mouth and praise the Lord—and don't stop. The apostle Paul in the same sense is sharing in the sufferings of Jesus Christ. (Luke 17: 15-19) No one went out and no one came in. Job kept his relationship with the Lord unspoiled. Now what do you do? After all, it was the Lord through the prophet Samuel who visited his father's home that day and anointed him as the next king of Israel. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, into His courts with praise - in Isaiah's prophecy, God's gates are called 'Praise', you can read that in Isaiah 60. This message is about Tough Praise. But In Acts 16:25-26 we find that Paul and Silas refused to be brought down by their suffering or even by the plans of the enemy. The message however turned out to be more of a burden than a blessing to young Samuel. When Paul grew irritated by her incessant cries, he cast the demonic spirit out of her in the name of Jesus. It could be David? This is the beginning of our victory, through Christ who came to set us free from all form of oppression. Satan was having his way, having his day, with these faithful servants of the Lord, but at midnight, the tide began to turn! Now listen carefully: you cannot have access without it! Mt. When tough times come, and they always do, we have a choice. Here we learn that praise is warfare! Praise God Through The Storm (Play “Praise You In The Strom-Casting Crowns” before sermon) Every Christian will face a storm at one point or another in their life. I Thessalonians 5:16-18. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands" (Psalm 63:3-4). "I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth." (John 8:36), When we praise and have a heart of worship in our darkest hour, in our midnight struggles, God shows up and creates a “suddenly” moment in our lives where the strongholds holding us back begin to shatter. 23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. Job hit bottom, cursing the day he was born! This was good news for the girl, as well as for our evangelistic team, but it was bad news for her owners. All the people that brought down the presence of God through praise in the bible were people of God. Instead they will be in times of stress and strain. “In His presence, there is fullness of joy.” Psa. Will You deliver them into my hand?” And the LORD said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” 20 So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The LORD has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Praise has a way of pushing you into the spiritual realm, and that where worship is. Most important of all, Job lost his reputation, his standing in the community. But then a strange thing happened. Praise is a powerful force against the enemy, because God inhabits the praises of His people. Jesus was the perfect Son, yet Mary was told that her relationship to Him would bring a sword that would pierce her heart. We often hear it said that as long as we have our health, we have everything. In Colossians 1:24 speaks of the sufferings or afflictions that are left behind by Jesus Christ. He says, "For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.". Praise God at the midnight hour! Psalm 150: 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Has injustice, financial problems, or health problems silenced your praise? God tears down the walls of terror or fear that the enemy has placed in us and replaces it with the spirit of power, love and a sound mind. God brought judgment upon Eli and his family. Instead of crying and complaining, give God praise because you know He has a plan for you that includes deliverance, restoration and peace. Praise is directed to God. Tough praise testimony two: Eli suffers the consequences of his failure as a parent, as well as the moral failures of his children. Thank Him for His goodness because your praise will stop the enemy and move the hand of God. Praise the Lord! Something happens when we praise God, especially when we are going through a really tough time. They began to sing praises to God, right there in prison. Job asked the question, "Who am I to take the good from God's hand, and not receive the bad?" 17 And he said, What is the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee? Psalm 23 shows us His providing for our every need as our good Shepherd. Synopsis of Sermon 06/20/10 Delivered by Bishop Walker III Some of the most amazing lessons of your life won’t be in times of ease. 23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly." We have all heard the story of the jailhouse rock. "Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. It was God who had transformed his pastoral life, into a war zone! 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