After a week’s break for the Word Explosion 2024, The Fountain of Life Church’s (TFOLC)
Thursday Showers service returned on April 25th. Held at the Ilupeju area of Lagos State, the
service saw Pastor Paul Briggs speak about the importance of praise, reminding the
congregation of the need to actively express it to God.

The lead pastor of the King’s Dome expression of TFOLC, situated in Egbeda, Lagos State, told
the worshippers that praise is one of the mysteries bestowed upon believers.

“One of these mysteries among many is praise. There is something about praise you must understand,” he said, reading from Mark 4:11.

According to Pastor Briggs, praising God is an acknowledgment of His sovereignty. He noted
that it is good to praise God and that our praises please Him, as highlighted in Psalm 147:1.
He further emphasized that praises move God.

“When you praise God, things have to move,” he added, stating that “Praise invites God’s presence.”

Pastor Briggs encouraged the congregation to keep the finished works of Christ in mind while
praising God.

“As you are praising Him, you are thanking Him ahead of time,” he said, noting
that although praise might appear unconventional, it is a powerful tool.

“When you enter praise, God steps in,” he told them, recalling how praise helped the children
of Israel demolish the Walls of Jericho as captured in Joshua 6:1-27.

As with every Thursday Showers service, this week’s edition featured testimonies of God’s faithfulness from the worshippers. There were also praise and worship sessions to express
gratitude for the success of the Word Explosion Conference.