Summary: David teaches us how to sing a new song - compared to the Model prayer by Jesus.
Humor: A preacher went to visit an elderly woman from his church who had just had an operation. As he was sitting there talking with her, he noticed a bowl of peanuts on the stand next to the bed. He began to eat them, and soon it was time for him to leave. When he got up he noticed he had eaten all of her peanuts.” Sister Jones,” he said" I’m sorry I ate all of your peanuts.” She replied "That’s okay pastor, I already sucked all of the chocolate off of them."
Sermon Study # 276 – SING A NEW SONG
(Psa 33:3 NIV) Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.
(Psa 40:3 NIV) He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
(Psa 96:1 NIV) Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
(Psa 98:1 NIV) A psalm. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
(Psa 144:9 NIV) I will sing a new song to you, O God; on the ten-stringed lyre I will make music to you,
(Psa 149:1 NIV) Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.
(Isa 42:10 NIV) Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them.
A - ADORATION
Ill: We begin our new song with adoration like Jesus taught in the model prayer to begin with adoration. In prayer or worship, there is something significant about starting with adoration… not for God’s sake… but so we can lay the foundation of who He is! It helps us to establish that we are addressing the Sovereign God! As in a building a house…. the foundation must be solid!
(Psa 30:1b-5) I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. (2) O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. (3) O LORD, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit. (4) Sing to the LORD, you saints of his; praise his holy name. (5) For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
1. Adoration for deliverance
2. Adoration for healing
3. Adoration for freedom
4. Adoration testified
5. Adoration for grace
C - CONFESSION
Ill: Again we find in the model prayer of Jesus that confession followed adoration. This represents the building of the house on the foundation.
(Psalm 30:6-10) When I felt secure (my own prosperity), (in pride) I said, "I will never be shaken." (7) O LORD, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. (8) To you, O LORD, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy: (9) "What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness? (10) Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help."
6. Confession of pride
7. Confession of dependency
8. Confession for mercy
9. Confession for restoration
10. Confession for help
T - THANKSGIVING
Ill: I AM THANKFUL...
FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT’S HOTDOGS TONIGHT; BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, NOT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA WHO IS BEING A COUCH POTATO; BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES, BECAUSE THAT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.
FOR THE TAXES THAT I PAY, BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT I AM EMPLOYED.
FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY, BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.
FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO TIGHT, BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.
FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK, BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE.
FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING, BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.
FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT, BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT, BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND THAT I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.