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O Praise The Lord | Sermon Outline By Brian A. Yeager

O Praise The Lord
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I. Introduction:

A. David, an inspired man (II Samuel 23:1-2), rightly stated the Lord is worthy to be praised (II Samuel 22:1-4 and Psalms 18:1-3).

  1. We see such in Israel’s history (Ezra 3:10-11).
  2. We see such in faithful saints in Christ Jesus (Acts 2:46-47).
  3. Even God’s angels praise Him (Luke 2:8-14).
B. Praise, in various forms, is partly defined: “…to make a show…” (Strong’s # H1984), “…song or hymn of praise…” (Strong’s # H8416), “…to celebrate in song or music…” (Strong’s # H2167), “to hymn, i.e. sing a religious ode; by implication, to celebrate God in song…” (Strong’s # G5214), etc.
  1. As we briefly study this subject, pay attention to the ties between praising God with rejoicing and being thankful (I Thessalonians 5:16-18).
  2. You also cannot miss the tie between praising God and singing (Judges 5:3, Jeremiah 20:13, and Hebrews 2:12).

II. Body: Psalms 117:1-2

A. Praise Him for…
  1. His mercy and kindness (Titus 3:3-5).
  2. That which is directed toward us (II Peter 1:3-4 and I John 5:11; 5:20).
  3. For the truth that endures forever (Psalms 100:5 and I Peter 1:22-25).
  4. And more… (Psalms 28:7, Psalms 43:5, I Peter 2:9, etc.).
B. What can we learn about praise from Hebrews 13:12-15?
  1. Thanksgiving surrounds singing praises to God (Colossians 3:15-17).
  2. Such praises ought to be a continual act in our lives (Psalms 71:14).
  3. Plenty more to think of too… Psalms 118:14-21
C. Think about praise from Romans 15:1-12…
  1. Why do we Gentiles have plenty of reason to praise God (Ephesians 2:1-17)?
  2. Don’t we have to have our minds focused to see what is worthy of praise (Philippians 4:6-8)?
  3. How could we accomplish that if we set our hearts on despair (Ecclesiastes 2:18-26; cf. James 5:13)?
D. Think about Paul and Silas (Acts 16:13-25).
  1. What would cause those suffering to praise God (I Peter 1:3-12)?
  2. Doesn’t it come down to perspective (I Peter 4:12-14)?

III. Conclusion: Psalms 148:1-14

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