Night of Praise 2017

This past Sunday, we celebrated Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem that marked the beginning of the week of His Passion….Holy Week.  Luke tells the story this way:
When He came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:  “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”; “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”  Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.”  He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.”

Praise is an essential part of our relationship with God.  We praise Him for Who He is and for all He has done for us.  We find accounts of praise throughout scripture.

The Lord is my strength and my defense;
He has become my salvation.
He is my God, and I will praise Him…

Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts.

Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Then all the people said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.”

I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…holy is His name.”

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

Towards the end of the Revelation, we hear these words of instruction:

Then a voice came from the throne, saying: “Praise our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, both great and small!”

In keeping with these instructions…and to keep the rocks from crying out…we gathered on a Sunday evening in March for a Night of Praise.  The evening began with “Let Everything That Hath Breath”…from Psalm 150…and continued with a variety of praises.  Personal praises. Corporate praises.  Praises for what He has done in our lives…for His grace and blessing.  We ended the evening singing His praise for His heavenly provision for us, where there will be No More Night.

Our Worship Ministry Family…and that’s what we are: a family…sang and played for His glory and His glory alone…Soli Deo Gloria.  I want to thank each one who gave Him praise from their hearts.  What an awesome group they are!

If you were not able to attend, find a quiet place.  A place where you can have some time with our Lord.  Click on this link or watch the video below and praise Him with us.  Share this link with others.

The Lord delights in the praises of His people. Praise Him and be blessed.

Glenn Crosthwait
Worship Pastor
Johns Creek Baptist Church

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