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Cover those Irritants with Praise - Video Clip

How do pearls form?

The creation of a pearl is the result of a biological process. It is the oyster’s way of protecting itself from foreign substances. When something foreign slips into the oyster, it is immediately irritated. The oyster’s natural reaction is to cover up the irritant to protect itself. It covers the irritant over and over again until it eventually forms a pearl.


When an “irritant” enters our lives, we can either allow it to harm us, or we can cover it with praise as a form of defense.


We can say to that irritant, “You have come to try to steal my joy, but I know that the joy of the Lord is my strength. So, I will praise God anyway with joyful lips, and by His supernatural strength, you will have no effect on me!”

As we continue to cover that irritant with praise, it becomes a pearl, a precious gemstone of testimony.

In Week 9 of the WORSHIP: Are You Making a Sound? 12 Week Bible Study, we talk about how WORSHIP is a gateway...

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WORSHIP Prepares the Heart to Hear - Video Clip

We have all experienced the calming effects of a good song.

Whether it is your favorite song coming on the radio after a tough day at work, or watching a mother sing a soft lullaby to calm her baby to sleep, we have seen and experienced how music has the power to pacify and soothe a troubled spirit.

Do you think this is just a coincidence?
The Maker of all things certainly knew what He was doing when He gave musical sounds the ability to turn the soul from distress to the harmony of peace and love.

In the same way, our worship and praise have the power to soothe our aching souls and to clear our hearts and minds from all of the clutter and noise.

In Week 10 of the WORSHIP: Are You Making a Sound? 12 Week Bible Study, we talk about exactly this topic and how worship prepares our heart to hear clearly from the Father. 

This 12 Week Bible Study on the power of worship and praise is now available as an online course! Watch this clip below from Week 10: Worship Prepares the Heart to...

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🔥 Spark Revival 🔥

worship worship book Sep 16, 2021

I want to share with you today an excerpt from the introduction of my book, WORSHIP: Are You Making a Sound?, because I believe it's the reminder God wants to share with you today:

"Did you know that sound waves can change matter?

Perform a quick online search and you can find videos of people manipulating matter, breaking glass, freezing water - all with sound waves.

How did God Himself create and mold matter in the Book of Genesis?

By using the sound of His voice.

Or did you know that the sounds of nature increase the productivity of the surrounding land?

There are studies that prove that the sounds of birds chirping and insects humming contribute to the growth and development of plants in the area.

No wonder we hear the birds singing the most at the beginning of Spring!

The birds are literally awakening the ground with their songs of praise.

Nature leads a revival, year after year, with its sound.

If sound waves can break glass at the right frequency, and if the songs of nature...

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[PODCAST] Season 4 Episode 3: WORSHIP - Release a Confident Sound

PODCAST SEASON 4: WORSHIP - Back to Basics

EPISODE 3: WORSHIP - Release a Confident Sound

1 Corinthians 14:8 says,

"For if the trumpet makes an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle?"

Join me in this podcast episode to discuss the Biblical importance of a trumpet sound and how it was used as a preparation step for battle. Not only that, but the delivery of the sound itself was critically important.

If the sound was uncertain or weak, no one would prepare for the battle ahead.

In our daily lives, we need to proclaim God's truth and shout with a loud voice His name with complete confidence, truly believing that He is able to help us through any battle or season of life.

Throughout this episode, we'll be reading from:

  • Numbers 10
  • Joshua 6
  • Judges 7

Listen in and then go out there and make a confident sound of worship and praise to our mighty God who is worthy of it!


 LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

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[PODCAST] Season 4 Episode 2: WORSHIP - Let God Exalt Your Horn

PODCAST SEASON 4: WORSHIP - Back to Basics

EPISODE 2: WORSHIP -  Let God Exalt Your Horn

Psalms 89:15-18 says,

"Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord , in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long, And in Your righteousness they are exalted. For You are the glory of their strength, And in Your favor our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to the Lord , And our king to the Holy One of Israel."

Dive with me today into this passage to dissect the blessings that coming with KNOWING the joyful sound and what it means to have our horn exalted.


SEASON 4: WORSHIP - Back to Basics

Learning how to become a true, authentic worshiper, one who worships in spirit and in truth, will help us remain firmly planted in God’s truth when the rest of the world is falling apart around us.

And doesn't it feel like it's been falling apart more and more these days?!

Join me in this podcast season to take it back to the basics of...

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[PODCAST] Season 4 Episode 1: WORSHIP - Don't Leave by the Same Gate You Entered

PODCAST SEASON 4: WORSHIP - Back to Basics

EPISODE 1: WORSHIP - Don't Leave by the Same Gate You Entered

Learning how to become a true, authentic worshiper, one who worships in spirit and in truth, will help us remain firmly planted in God’s truth when the rest of the world is falling apart around us.

And doesn't it feel like it's been falling apart more and more these days?!

Join me in this podcast season to take it back to the basics of worship and praise.

Listen now and study with me what the Word says about the warfare of worship and learn how to confidently use our voices to declare God’s promises, God’s truth, and God’s goodness over our lives and watch our desert seasons flourish into a gardens of praise and triumph!

We'll also be talking about this interesting passage in Ezekiel 46:

'“But when the people of the land come before the Lord on the appointed feast days, whoever enters by way of the north gate to worship shall go out by way of the...

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MARCH 27, 2021 - MAKE A SOUND Worship & Prayer Conference!

If nature leads a revival every Spring with its SOUND, then let the Church arise to do the same in this season!


'For the Lord will comfort Zion,
He will comfort all her waste places;
He will make her wilderness like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of the Lord;
Joy and gladness will be found in it,
Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.'
Isaiah 51:3

YOU'RE INVITED!

MAKE A SOUND WORSHIP & PRAYER
CONFERENCE and RALLY

March 27, 2021
8AM - 5PM

>>>LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE<<<

Registration Check-in & Breakfast Begins at 8am!

Pinebrook Bible Conference & Retreat Center
5339 Pinebrook Road East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Organized by the Soul of Worship Ministry and Pentecostal Christian Church Mission of Love.

THIS IS A BILINGUAL (ENGLISH/SPANISH) EVENT!

ALL ARE WELCOME.

>>>LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS HERE<<<

 

Can't wait to worship with you soon,

Sara-Marie

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WORSHIP: Week 1 Encore Presentation - Zoom/Facebook LIVE!

Have you been curious about how the Soul of Worship Online Bible Studies work on Monday nights?

Does the day or time not work for you to join LIVE?

These are some of the comments I have gotten over time and I want to make these life changing online Bible studies even more accessible!

So TODAY, September 30, 2020 at 3pm ET, I went LIVE on the Soul of Worship Facebook page and did a FULL encore of the WORSHIP: Are You Making a Sound? WEEK ONE presentation!

LINKS MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO:

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During this FB LIVE session, you will:
Learn more about me, my testimony, and the story behind the WORSHIP...

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SNEAK PEEK: TBN COMMERCIAL FOR NEW WORSHIP BOOK!

praise worship worship book Sep 04, 2020
 

In preparation for the WORSHIP: Are You Making a Sound? book release, TBN has created a 30 second commercial which will air soon on Hillsong Channel! 

How amazing is God?!

Picture this: a young woman from a small church in Pennsylvania was moved to write a Bible study book in the middle of her busiest season of life (raising two kids and excelling at a demanding corporate career). 

Now, this young woman, still juggling the demands of her career, motherhood, and a global pandemic, is one of TBN's newest authors and that book she wrote years ago has a TV COMMERCIAL. 

That young woman is me! 

I don't say this to boast about me, but to BOAST ABOUT GOD! 

HALLELUJAH! 

Only God could do this. Only God could give me the strength during these demanding seasons. Only God could open these doors.

The mission that God has blazoned on my heart is to empower a generation to release an authentic sound of worship that moves mountains and brings Heaven...

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Worship with Power!

In this free Worship & Praise Bible study bundle, you'll receive a beautifully designed 9 page PDF that outlines three incredibly powerful worship concepts: Use Your Voice as a Trumpet Sound, Lift Up Your Hands in Victory, and the Sacrifice of Thanksgiving. 


You'll also be added to our email list so that you never miss out on new Bible study resources available through the Soul of Worship Ministry.