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Sound of Praise


Elijah was dealing with a nation that was faltering between two gods. We find ourselves in a similar time where our nation falters between two gods. We need to look and see where our praise goes because no matter what happens we praise something. The question is which God does our praise go to. In Psalms chapter 8 it talks about how when we praise he will silence the enemy God responds to our praise and that is what changes things.


In Hebrews it talks about the sacrifice of praise.

The sacrifice is to not praise the problem but to intentionally praise God.  The sacrifice is to say no to self and yes to acknowledging and speaking the wonderful works of God.



In Ephesians chapter 3 we read about the vastness of God, the height and the depth of God. He's able to do exceedingly abundantly above what we could ask or think according to our understanding of him.  If we see God in a little depth and a little width then he can do a little bit more than that but if we can see him in his fullness then he can do above what we understand of him.


The enemy is a praise stealer always has and he always will be.  He is still leading all who will follow him to take their praise away from God.


In Acts chapter 16 Paul and Silas were in bondage but their response caused others to be set free. Our response to adverse situations unlocks the potential for God to move. It starts with thankfulness.  It grows into seeing and then saying what we comprehend of God.  Then it flourishes into clearing what he's doing in people's lives.  When these moments happen that's when we hear the words what must I do to be saved.


Our witness is our open demonstration of a relationship with God that is abnormal by worlds standards and demonstrates the evidence of God's power and His ability to save and help us in difficult times.



How has your understanding of praise changed?


What is the way that you can praise God outside of the traditional service time?


I look forward to hearing how the Word became life to you through this message.


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How has your understanding of praise changed?

The understanding of praise for me changed from thinking that singing a song or listening to it was praising God but it really wasn't because the enemy was not stilled. Now I see that praising God does not just have to be through a song it can be through thanking Him for what He has done in my life for what He will do and what He has done.

What is the way that you can praise God outside of the traditional service time?

The way I can praise outside of traditional service time is by telling someone about what He did in my life telling them who God is and how good…


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How has your understanding of praise changed? My understanding of praise has changed by coming to a different understanding of what praise is and how it operates. Like many I have thought it was my praise that stilled the enemy. When in truth it is not. It is God’s response to my praise of Him that causes Him to react and still the enemy. To quiet the enemy. Also, not being caught between two opinions. Either praise God or keep your mouth shut until you have a praise to God! If you don’t you are praising the enemy and the problem.


What is the way that you can praise God outside of the traditional service time? The way I can praise God…

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How has your understanding of praise changed?

A couple of statements that were made during the message that have stood out to me and changed my understanding of praise: 1) God responds based on the praise He receives. You only praise with whom you can see God is. 2) True praise causes people to ask "what must I do to be saved".


What is the way that you can praise God outside of the traditional service time?

Every word is praise to something, might as well make it to God! People are always looking for how we respond. Because our response is our praise, and the world knows which God we serve based on the responses that we give. He…


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What a great word Pastor Aaron!


1 well my definition of praise that really stood out to me and changed my thoughts of it. Was the statement of what are we praising the situation or are we praising what God has done it what he is going to do through it. It is so clearly how we can't serve two masters we can't be stuck in the Middle. That our mindset can't be on a different thing than and be focused on God as well.


2 I love the same with that you said that praise has to be personal and can't be just a general repeat and impersonal. And it has to be an area where God can move!…

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Amen Stephanie, we need to get to praise being personal! I love how Ps Aaron brought out that the deeper the understanding we have of God--who He is--not only in general but to us and in us--the deeper our praise or the more personal it starts to get. Right in the midst of "trouble", know God more and more that your praise becomes more and more. It may have to be a sacrifice at first but then it will get more and more pure and real!

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What has your understanding of praise changed?


My thoughts about God, My feelings towards our neighbors and friends and the state of our hearts all change when we have prayer in our daily lives to God. In addition to prayer changes us . And I have lurn one thing about God he doesn't charge his mind about us . God has arranged the world that he gives us the ability to make choices. Some good some bad which affects our relationship with him and others as well.


What is the way that you can praise God outside of the traditional service time?


It starts with getting involved in our community getting together with like minded people to praise God is…


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