Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager
Praise God And Be Thankful For His Wonderful Works
A. We are expected to be a people who give God praise (I Peter 2:9).
1. This is one purpose that God forms a people for Himself (Isaiah 43:21 and Ephesians 3:21).
2. Certainly, being called out of darkness is a worthy reason to give God praise and glory (Colossians 1:12-13).
B. We are supposed to give thanks in every thing (Ephesians 5:20, Colossians 3:15, and I Thessalonians 5:17-18).
1. That is, we are to praise the Lord continually (Hebrews 13:12-15).
2. Thus, we need to be thinking of the terms “more and more” (Psalms 71:14).
II. Body: We have plenty of reasons to praise and be thankful to God, similar to reasons Israel had for their thanksgiving (Psalms 107:1-31).
A. For our redemption and freedom for captivity (Luke 4:14-21 and Ephesians 4:7-8).
1. We have been made free from sin (Romans 6:16-22).
2. The price of our redemption was the sacrifice of Christ (Titus 2:13-14, Matthew 20:28, Ephesians 5:2, Hebrews 9:14, and I Peter 3:18).
B. For satisfying our physical and spiritual needs (Isaiah 44:23-24).
1. God satisfies our physical hunger and thirst (Matthew 5:45, Acts 4:32-37, Acts 14:17, and Hebrews 6:7).
2. More importantly, God satisfies our spiritual hunger and thirst (Isaiah 55:1-3 and John 6:35).
C. Because of the wonderful things we see in what God has and does do in His creation (Psalms 19:1 and Jeremiah 10:12).
1. You must stand in awe when you look at all that God has created (Job 26:7, Isaiah 40:22, Ecclesiastes 3:11, Acts 17:24-28, Hebrews 1:10, and Hebrews 11:3).
2. Knowing that the Lord created this world to burn it (Mark 13:31 and I John 2:17), our wonder continues in desiring to see what He has prepared for those of us who obey Him until the end (Hebrews 13:14 and II Peter 3:12-14).
III. Conclusion: Revelation 4:11
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