The Sacrifice Of Praise To God Continually
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager
A. In the face of all things good or bad, are you still a thankful person (Daniel 6:1-10 and Acts 5:27-42)?
1. What does unthankful behavior say of a person (Romans 1:21)?
2. On the other hand, thankfulness is a tool we can use in our battle against sin (Ephesians 5:1-4).
B. Even in the worst of times, don’t we have the best things to be thankful for (Psalms 106:1-3 and Psalms 136:1-9)?
1. If all things in the flesh failed, what do you [faithful Christians] still have to be thankful for (I Corinthians 15:57)?
2. Shouldn’t every prayer we offer be rooted in thanksgiving (Psalms 95:2 and Colossians 4:2)?
II. Body: Hebrews 13:12-15
A. The sacrifice of praise means, “sacrifice” [Strong’s 2378] of “thank offering” (Strong’s # 133].
1. Sacrificial offerings were [are] not just physical offerings, but also offerings of our mouths (Psalms 119:108).
2. Consider these Scriptures: Ezra 3:11, Psalms 50:23, Psalms 69:30-31 [animal sacrifice does not apply today; Hebrews 10:1-22], and Psalms 107:21-22).
B. Our sacrificial giving of thanks is to be continual (I Thessalonians 5:15-18).
1. Continually means at all times (Psalms 34:1).
2. Such is beneficial to us beyond just following God’s command (Philippians 4:6-8).
C. Jesus is the cause for our mindset of sacrificial thanksgiving to God (Colossians 2:5-15).
1. Jesus suffered much (Luke 9:22) to sanctify us through His blood (Revelation 1:5).
2. He is the one that provides for us a continuing city to come (John 14:1-3 and Philippians 3:20-21).
III. Conclusion: Giving thanks always for all things (Ephesians 5:20).
© 2015 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager