Articles from Jack’s Column.
Worship and Praise
Dictionary meaning of “Worship” (Worth Ship) The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.
“Praise” an act of worship to God or a deity in words or song.
For christians praise is the business of eternity. Extravagant, demonstrative, passionate praise! Heaven is filled with the noise of our God’s praises!
The church gathered together needs to become a place of celebrating our God’s wonder.
We should never forget that God created us to be joyful worshippers, but sin drew us into everything but worship.
Then in God’s love and mercy in Christ Jesus, we were restored into the fellowship of the Godhead through the miracle of the new birth.
You have been forgiven and restored, God reminds us.
I am your Creator and Redeemer and Lord, and I delight in your worship.
Worship is not an optional extra, but is of the very life and essence of the church.
Praise is the most powerful tonic for a tired soul and the greatest therapy for a heavy spirit.
Praise is the church’s secret weapon against which the enemy has no defence and before which his ranks fall into confusion and disarray.
Praise douses doubts and waters faith at the same time.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150: 6
Some of the above extracts taken from a book called “Rivers in the Desert”