“Power of Praise”
Acts 16: 25: “But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.” What made the praise of Paul and Silas so powerful – so powerful, in fact, that when the prison gates were opened, not only did they stay put, but so did the prisoners? It wasn’t their stunning guitar riffs or captivating Powerpoint displays; there was none of that back then. But their worship was focused on the Lord, directed to Him and because of Him. It was for His glory alone. So their fellow jailbirds stayed put in hopes that they would return and resume their session.