Tag: praise

  • Song Spotlight: “10,000 Reasons” by Matt Redman

    This post is the second installation of a series I’ve entitled Song Spotlights. (Check out my previous spotlight of Tenth Avenue North’s “Times” here.) In this post, we look at the beautiful song “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)” by Matt Redman. I first heard this song sometime in 2012 and it immediately captured my heart,…

  • Stop Praying for What’s Already Been Given (Things We Pray for That GOD’s Already Promised)

    In a previous post, I opined that we should stop praying meaningless phrases that have become habit. If we want prayer to have its optimal effect in our life, we need to be thoughtful in what we say to and ask of GOD. In this post, I want to look at two specific common prayer requests…

  • Church Notes: One Song to Describe Your Life

    These are my notes in preparation for our 1/15/2012 church meeting. Leader: Raymond Harris Assignment To prepare for our worship together, choose a song that expresses your life with God. Spend some time with your song and be ready to share with the family why and how it is meaningful to you in expressing your life or some aspect…

  • December 30 – Revelation (part 4)

    Reading Rev. 14:1-19:5 Devotional Today’s reading is full of symbolism and figurative language that can be quite difficult to understand. The text begins with the 144,000 redeemed souls—first mentioned in Rev. 7—praising Jesus with a new song that only they could learn. There was the sound of harpists playing harps which accompanied the song. GOD’s…

  • December 28 – Revelation (part 2)

    Reading Rev. 4:1-8:6 Devotional Chapters 4-5 of Revelation are my favorite passages in all the Bible—and the text from which the name of my Web site (chasingalion.com) originated. In these two chapters, we get a glimpse into the beauty and majesty that is present in heaven, in GOD’s throne room. The vision begins with John…

  • November 24 – Salvation Spreads to All Nations

    Reading  Acts 9:32-12:25 Devotional To this point, the message of salvation offered by Jesus’ shed blood had been preached only to the Jews. In today’s reading, we find out how GOD begins extending the good news to people from other nations. It begins with a Roman centurion named Cornelius. Cornelius lived in the city of…

  • November 21 – Persecution of Christians Begins; the Church Grows

    Reading Acts 3:1-6:7 Devotional One day Peter and John healed a crippled beggar outside one of the gates of the temple court. The man got and leaped and jumped around, praising GOD. Everyone recognized the man and were amazed at what happened to him. A crowd gathered there as people realized what happened, and Peter…

  • November 10 – The Final Week, Sunday and Monday

    Reading John 12:12-13 Matt. 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:29-35; John 12:14-16 Mark 11:8-10; Luke 19:36-44 Matt. 21:10-11; John 12:17-19 Mark 11:11-18; Luke 19:47-48 Matt. 21:14-16 John 12:20-36 Mark 11:19 Devotional As the Passover Feast of 30 A.D. approaches, Jesus finishes His journey to Jerusalem, knowing that He is marching towards His death. When the crowd…

  • October 22 – Jesus is Baptized, Commended, and Tempted

    Reading Luke 3:1-6 Matt. 3:4-6 Luke 3:7-18 Matt. 3:13-17 Luke 3:21-23a Matt. 4:1-11 John 1:19-34 Devotional In about 27 A.D., John the Baptist received the word of GOD while in the desert. He then went into all the country around the Jordan River and preached baptism for repentance and forgiveness of sins. John’s mission was…

  • September 30 – Praise GOD for His Goodness

    Reading Psalm 107; 116; 118; 125 Devotional For today’s devotional we will consider the great truths revealed in Psalm 116. Psalm 116 is a psalm of praise to GOD because of His great goodness, and it is certainly fitting for this time period in history. Israel had sinned, was punished severely, and is now in…