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Illustration About Praising God in Worship


There’s the story of a church in an old town that was very sophisticated, dignified, and quiet. One day a visitor showed up in worship. When the preacher began to preach and say something like God is a good God, the visitor would shout, “Praise the Lord,” and everybody would turn around and look at brother John.

The preacher also paused and looked in amazement that someone responded to something she said. The preacher went on to say that God has provided for us, and the visitor shouted, “Amen! Praise the Lord!’” Again, everyone would turn around and look at him. This occurred for several times during the service. Finally someone tapped him on the shoulder and whispered, “Please stop that “praise the Lord stuff”, we don’t do that in this church.”