Lifestyle of Praise – Part 5

Sunday July 15, 2018

Pastor Sydney spoke out of Psalms 37. Again and again it says do not be agitated. Do not worry. Pastor Sydney encouraged  us to focus on God. Wait for the Lord. Do not do things in your own strength. Pastor Sydney read out of Isaiah 53. The prophet is prophesying many years. The prophesy says that Jesus bore our sickness and disease. Peter says that by His stripes we were healed (where it had happened). Isaiah said by His wounds we are healed ( said in the future). In salvation is the right that belongs to us. Shalom, part of salvation, means peace. Overwhelming peace in every facet of our lives belongs to you. Pastor Sydney mentioned that David had a covenant that he lived under. The wolf comes and even when adversity comes the righteous have not gone without. David is speaking the Lord’s word rebuking the devil. The battle is the Lords. Speak the Lords word and condemn the devil. You just can’t wait for the Lord to do something. Pastor Sydney mentioned that the Lord said He will bless you. You just need to speak life and blessings over yourself. Pastor Sydney read out of Psalms 34 and Hebrews 13:15-16. “What could you give the greatest giver (the Lord), Pastor Sydney asked?” You could give Him your praise. Offering is not just about money. There are three types of offerings. 1) Praise, 2) To do good, and 3) To share. Your words lay out the highway for what is to come. In the bible the Lord mentions that if you don’t have a gift don’t come. Pastor Sydney read out of Ephesians 5:18-20Genesis 8:20Hosea 14:2, and 1 Peter 2:15. Pastor Sydney mentioned that priest offered sacrifice. Now we don’t have people doing that. Now we do it personally for the Lord. Philippians 4:15, fragrant offering. Pastor Sydney read out of Revelation 5:8Revelation 8:1, and 2 Corinthians 2.