In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a strengthening sermon titled, “The Weapon of Praise.” Join us as we read what the Bible teaches about praise and learn powerful truth about the victory that comes from worshiping God through trials. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to approach all of life’s battles with an attitude of worship and watch God work on your behalf!
The Weapon of Praise
Psalm 149:6 NIV
May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands
Psalm 100:4 NIV
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 50:23 NIV
He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God.
James 5:13 NIV
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
Acts 16:22-25 NIV
The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.
Acts 16:26 NIV
Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose.
Acts 16:27-35 NIV
The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his family were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God – he and his whole family. When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.”
Joshua 6:3-5 NIV
March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in.”
Joshua 6:10 NIV
But Joshua had commanded the people, “Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!”
Joshua 6:20 NIV
When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.