Sermon Series
  • 1. God Is Worthy Of Praise

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2021

    Praise is a happy love song. It is a rejoicing because God is present and our relationship is one of love and enjoyment. Praise is itself a part of the enjoyment of God.

    Gilbert a Becket was a crusader who was captured and made a slave. The tyrant who enslaved him had a daughter who took pity on him, and that pity ripened into love. At the risk of her own life she helped him escape. He solemnly vowed to send for her when he got safely back to England. But when he more

  • 2. The Power Of Praise

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2021
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    Praise keeps us power oriented, but lack of praise leads us to be problem oriented. When we do nothing but focus on problems we tend to be led downward to pessimism and discouragement.

    Sometimes we take the wisest man in history too seriously. Solomon said there is nothing new under the sun, and those who take this as the last word can become pessimistic. What is the point of being an explorer if there are no new continents to be discovered. The poles have both been reached, more

  • 3. The Pinnacle Of Praise

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2021

    This is the Hallelujah Chores of the Hebrew hymnal, and it calls for total inclusiveness. Every voice and every instrument are to join in the reverberation of jubilation that fills the universe with praise to God.

    A little girl was saying her prayers, and her mother suggested she ask God to get uncle John a job. The little girl considered this a good idea, and so she included this in her requests. The next evening when it was time to say her prayers again the mother reminded her to pray for uncle John to more

  • 4. Universal Praise

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2021

    Can a pagan glorify the God of the Bible? If he becomes a believer, he certainly can. This invitation of Psa. 117 is authentic when it says whosoever will may come, and praise the God who is the God of all peoples.

    If you think Psalm 117 is a short chapter, you are right, for it is the shortest in all the Bible. But it is twice as long in English as it is in the original Hebrew. It is 33 words in English, but only 17 in the Hebrew. And it is another of the many paradoxes of the Bible, for small as it more

  • 5. The Physiology Of Praise

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2021

    Body involvement in worship is a subject we do not often think about, but the Bible is full of it.

    It was before my time, but I remember my parents talking about going to see silent movies. The movies made no sound, but according to Sam Levinson in his book Everything But Money, the audience made plenty of sound. As the hero and the villain shot it out, each firing two thousand shots without more

  • 6. The Pleasure Of Praise

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2021

    One of the things God is most pleased with is the praise of His people. If they feel pleasure in Him, and rejoice in thanksgiving for His goodness to them, He feels great pleasure.

    In the movie, Chariots Of Fire, the great runner Eric Liddell was talking to his sister about going back to China as a missionary. Jennie was so pleased with his decision, but then Eric said, "I've got a lot of running to do first." When her look of happiness vanished, more

  • 7. A Prayer Of Praise

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2021

    The beauty of music, art, literature, science, and all of life is to lead us and others to praise God. Thank God for all which kindles love and appreciation for the Author of life.

    The point of interest in this passage is not the fact that Daniel and his friends prayed. This is neither unusual nor surprising under the circumstances. Their lives were at stake unless they had a direct revelation from God. One would be shocked if they did anything else but pray. One does not more

  • 8. Persistence In Praise

    Contributed on Mar 18, 2021

    In the literature of success the theme you will confront most often is the theme of persistence. The athlete who didn't have a chance, but who by perseverance and persistence became the best. The Bible is loaded with this theme as well.

    Captain Eddy Richenbacker was in an airplane crash in Atlanta and was rushed to the hospital. He was going in and out of consciousness. It was thought that he would not survive. The most famous radio commentator in the U.S. then was the late Walter Winchell. He said in his broadcast, more

  • 9. The Praise Of Laughter

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2021

    The Bible links laughter to joy and to feasting, and these are both vast subjects in the Bible, making laughter a major aspect of the godly life.

    Have you ever praised God for the enjoyment of laughter? Some of the greatest of God's people have. When Theodore Cuyler, the American preacher, visited the great London preacher, Charles Spurgeon, they told each other the crazy things that happened in their respective ministries. They more

  • 10. Heaven's Hallelujah Chorus

    Contributed on Mar 19, 2021

    What we have here in Rev.19 is the heartiest, happiest, holiest, heavenliest Hallelujah Chorus of all times. The whole universe of beings is roaring with rejoicing, and shouting with a song of supreme satisfaction.

    It is a good thing God enjoys laughter because some of life's funniest moments happen in church. Carolyn Crane tells about how her husband Dan stood up for the final hymn one Sunday, and his foot had gone to sleep; it buckled under him, and he fell sideways into the aisle. Two men came more