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Sermon on Praise and Worship

The act of praising God is a vital part of our relationship with him. Praise takes many forms, but at its core, it is always an expression of love, gratitude and trust in God. In today’s scripture, we see the Psalmist singing praises to God in response to the wonders he has seen all around him.

Praise can be a simple but deeply meaningful way to express your love and devotion to God. It can also be a powerful tool for building community among those who are trying to live out their faith together. When you worship together with others who share your beliefs, you find strength in numbers and encouragement from each other.

When we give thanks for all that God has done for us and continues to do, we demonstrate our faith in him as Creator, Savior and Redeemer. Through praise and worship we experience his presence in our lives and draw closer to him as we seek his help in everyday situations.”

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The Power Of Praise And Worship Sermon by Dr. Stanley Vasu, Psalms 22:3,  Psalms 22:1-8, Joshua 11:8, Psalms 22:3-8, Acts 16:1-36:17 - SermonCentral .com

Sermon on Praise and Worship

Praise and worship are essential components of our relationship with God.

Praise and worship are essential components of our relationship with God. Through praise and worship, we connect with God, humble ourselves before Him, bring glory to Him, show gratitude and love to Him, and experience His presence. The practice is far older than we are; the Bible is filled with examples and encouragement of praise.

DEFINITION

The unity and diversity of the Old and New Testaments is an invitation to come and see more of God’s Word.

SUMMARY

The Bible is one book, composed of two testaments. Comprised of thirty-nine books, the Old Testament is God’s unfolding promise to his covenant people Israel. With twenty-seven books, the New Testament fulfills all the promises of the Old Testament in Christ, for Jew and Gentile alike. The New Testament explains the person and work of Christ by showing how he fulfills the Old Testament. Together these two testaments are a literary unity, progressively revealed. Modern readers must pay attention to the textual, covenantal, and canonical horizons to make sense of this one book.

On the road to Emmaus, the resurrected Christ encountered two of his disciples. Walking with them, he rebuked their unbelief and taught them how to read the Bible. In particular, he said: “‘Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scripture the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:26–27).

In these two verses, Luke captures the way Jesus interpreted the Old Testament. He did not read it as a book for Israel alone; he read it as unified testimony pointing to himself. After returning to the Upper Room, Jesus said again: “Everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:44). This time, Jesus gives the boundaries of the Old Testament, declaring that each section of the Hebrew Bible (the Law, the Prophets, and the Writings) pointed to him.

Following Jesus’s lead, this article will outline three ways the two testaments relate to each other. First, we will observe how the whole Bible is one literary unit, progressively revealed in redemptive history. Second, we will consider how the apostles understood the diversity of the Old Testament through the person of Jesus Christ. Third, we will see three practices that the apostles used to relate the Old Testament to Christ and his Church. In the end, we will close with a few thoughts on how Christians should read the Old Testament.1

The Unity of the Bible—Progressively Revealed

Second Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God.” Likewise, 2 Peter 1:21 reads, “For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” Together these two verses anchor the doctrine of inspiration. The Bible is not the product of men but God. Thus, the unity of the Bible comes from one divine author. This divine authorship will support many of the material connections considered below, even as it denies any approach to Scripture that permits men to stand in judgment over the biblical text.

In addition to divine authorship, we find a common message in the Bible—or better, a common person. As Jesus acknowledged, the Scriptures “bear witness about me” (John 5:39). Although God spoke in many and various ways through the Prophets, the common goal was always the Son of God (Heb 1:1). And thus, both testaments point to Jesus Christ.

More inductively, the New Testament fulfills the promises of the Old Testament and completes all God began in the Law and the Prophets (John 1:45). This massive statement finds support from Jesus who said of his ministry, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them” (Matt 5:17). Likewise, Paul writes, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory” (2 Cor 1:20) And again, Paul says that God’s plan was and is “to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things in earth” (Eph 1:10).

Here’s a list of some ways the Bible tells us that God wants us to praise Him:

  • Praise is for all times (Psalm 34:1)
  • Worship is for all people (Psalm 98:4)
  • We should be thankful for everything (Psalm 107:1)
  • We should speak highly of God (Proverbs 31:28)
  • Singing unto the Lord is good (Isaiah 38:20)
  • We should tell others about what God has done for us (Matthew 5:16-18)

I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. Psalm 34:1

Psalm 34:1

Let me read it again. I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.

His praise will always be on my lips! Do you know what that means? When you’re talking to people, when you’re thinking about something, when you’re being quiet and still, do you think God is in your mind? Is He in your heart? Is He on your lips?

That is what this scripture is saying to us—that we should have a mind that thinks of Him and talks about Him. We should have a heart full of Him and have Him in our very actions.

Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:6

One of the most important things we can do as Christians is praise and worship our Lord. We see examples of this in the Bible, and we also see how it relates to life today. Jesus Christ came to save us from our sins, and praise and worship are one way to show our gratitude for his sacrifice.

The first thing that is important to understand about praise and worship is that it is aimed at God and God alone. No matter what happens in your life—whether you are going through a trial or a time of prosperity—everything should be offered as praise and worship to God. When we do this, we are showing humility before him because he created everything that exists. We must never forget who owns everything; without him all things would cease to exist.

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:1-2

It is important to understand the difference between praise and worship. Praise is a verbal expression of our love and devotion to God. Worship is an attitude of the heart that reveals our love and devotion to God. When we praise God, we exalt Him with our words; when we worship God, we exalt Him with our lives. In other words, we should not just be praising Him for what He has done for us; rather, we should also be living in such a way that demonstrates how thankful we are for all He has done for us.

When Solomon dedicated the temple in Jerusalem (1 Kings 8:22-53), he prayed a prayer of praise. In verses 28-29, he said “Yet have regard to the prayer and plea of your servant and of your people Israel when they pray toward this place; hear from heaven your dwelling place their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause.”

After Jesus drove out the moneychangers from the temple (John 2:13-16), He told His disciples “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days” (John 2:19). They did not understand what Jesus was talking about since He was referring to raising Himself up again on the third day after His crucifixion. What they did not realize was that if they tore down this physical structure which was built by human hands, there would be nothing but human effort that could ever rebuild it into a house of worship!

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:1-2

Praise is when you lift your hands, shout “Hallelujah” and tell people how great God is. Praise can be done anywhere at anytime. We praise the Lord because He is worthy of all praise. We are praising God and giving Him the glory due His name because He has done great things for us. He saved us when we were lost in sin and darkness. Jesus gave us a new life and a hope for eternity that we did not have before we knew Him. That’s why we give Him all the praise!

Worship is when you come before the throne of Almighty God with humility, reverence, awe and wonder, thanking the Lord for who He is: our Creator, our King, our Savior, our Master and Lord. You worship Him with your whole heart as you sing praises to Him or bow down on your knees in adoration of His greatness or sit quietly to hear what He may say to you during this time of worship.

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! Psalm 95:1-6

Praise and worship is not just singing on Sunday morning. It is being a living instrument of praise and worship to the Lord, wherever you are. When we were first brainstorming our ideal layout, we were picturing plenty of candlelit holiday festivities in our future—but before we could get to the dreamy lighting of a Christmas party, it became clear that we had to deal with the reality of our dingy living room. Our main source of light was a statue of Jack Sparrow (yes, the Johnny Depp character) with a fluorescent bulb glowing in his chest cavity. It gave a horrible, grey-ish cast to its surroundings. As a couple, we agreed: something better was needed, especially since the sun doesn’t stick around long in a place as far north as Dawson City.

Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! 1 Chronicles 16:8

Praise and worship are essential components of our relationship with God.

The word “praise” is associated with adoration, exaltation and strong feelings of joy and happiness. In fact, the word has its roots in the Hebrew word tehillah, which means “to shout in jubilation.”

When we praise God, we acknowledge Him for who He is and what He has done or will do for us. Praise gives glory to God by honoring His name as holy and declaring that He alone is worthy of our worship.

There are different ways to express our praise to God: through singing songs of adoration, offering thanksgiving to Him, praying before Him with a heart full of gratitude and respect, raising hands heavenward while praising Him, bowing down before His presence—and the list goes on.

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