Stone Creek Church
Fasting and Worship
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  • Stone Creek Church Race St
    2502 S Race St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    Sunday 8:15 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

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+ Halel – to rave, boast, celebrate.
(Psalm 35:18 NLT) I will thank you in front of the great assembly. I will praise you before all the people.
+ Yadah – to acknowledge in public.
(Psalm 138:1) I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart.
+ Barak – to bless by kneeling or bowing.
(Psalm 103:1) Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
+ Zamar – making music to God with strings.
(Psalm 92:1) It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High.
+ Shabach – to address in a loud tone, to shout.
(Psalm 63:3-4) Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
+ Towdah – to lift hands in adoration.
(Psalm 50:23) He who offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.
+ Tehilah – exuberant singing
(Psalm 34:1) I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 Chronicles 20:3-4
Alarmed, Jehoshaphat resolved to inquire of the Lord, and he proclaimed a fast for all Judah. 4 The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord; indeed, they came from every town in Judah to seek him… Then the Spirit of the Lord… (NIV)

And set himself to seek the LORD… Now all Judah, with their little ones, their wives, and their children, stood before the LORD. (NKJV)
The greatest benefit to a problem is that it makes us pray.
There was a victory: As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated…

- But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. (Psalms 22:3)

- “When God’s people praise Him, He brings a big chair and sits there.”
There was a blessing: There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it. On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berakah, where they praised the Lord. This is why it is called the Valley of Berakahto this day….And the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side

- The most important blessing as a result of worship is peace.
Everybody took notice:The fear of God came on all the surrounding kingdoms when they heard how the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel.

- Worship creates a heavenly climate for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
- People get saved when the church worships.