Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 150- Simply Praise
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 150- Simply Praise

Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 149- A New Song?
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 149- A New Song?

Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people.(Psalm 149:1) A NEW SONG? When I was a much younger man, my friends and I used to listen to all kinds of new music—from Art Rock to New Wave to Roots. We took great pride in the belief that we weren’t...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 148- Real Freedom
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 148- Real Freedom

And he has raised up for his people a horn, the praise of all his faithful servants, of Israel, the people close to his heart. Praise the Lord. (Psalm 148:14) “Real Freedom” This weekend, the “Stars and Stripes” will be on full display, as our nation celebrates its 245th birthday. Millions of Americans will celebrate the holiday...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 147- Good Worship
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 147- Good Worship

Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! (Psalm 147:1) “GOOD WORSHIP” Maybe you’ve experienced it before—a time of worship and praise that was especially exhilarating and full of wonder. It was AWESOME! What made it that way? Was it the right kinds of songs…the...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 146- How to Praise
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 146- How to Praise

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, my soul.  I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live...The Lord reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the Lord. (Psalm 146:1-2,10) “How to Praise” Before I became a pastor or a church planter, I was a worship leader in my home church in Grand Rapids,...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 145- A Pandemic of Praise
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 145- A Pandemic of Praise

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever…My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever. (Psalm 145:1-2, 21) “A Pandemic of Praise” Most of us have learned...

Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 144 Instruments of War?
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Thirsty Thursday-Psalm 144 Instruments of War?

Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. (Psalm 144:1-2) Instruments of War? Musical instruments have a long and storied connection to the history of warfare. From ancient Chinese war...

Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 143
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Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 143

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land. (Psalm 143:5-6) Still Thirsty (after all these years) I was just reading today that men over the age of 50 should be drinking about 2.5 liters of...

Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 143
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Thirsty Thursday- Psalm 143

It’s another Thirsty Thursday in God’s glorious kingdom! We have been working through the book of psalms on song at a time. Today we come to Psalm 143. I am away all day today at a Prayer Summit with area pastors and leaders. So instead of a reflection of MINE today, I invite you to...

Thirsty Thursday- Caving In Psalm 142
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Thirsty Thursday- Caving In Psalm 142

Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me. Set me free from my prison, that I may praise your name. Then the righteous will gather about me because of your goodness to me. (Psalm 142:6-7) “Caving In” Some people really like caves. I have never...