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Summary: To show the reasons we praise the LORD because He answered our prayers, and He has saved us. Praise is also thanksgiving and being thankful.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you praise the LORD for what?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show the reasons we praise the LORD because He answered our prayers, and He has saved us. Praise is also thanksgiving and being thankful.

IV. TEXT:

Psalms 118:21 (Amplified Bible)

118:21 I will confess, praise, and give thanks to You, for You have heard and answered me; and You have become my Salvation and Deliverer.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have answered all my prayers and You have become my Salvation because You saved me from everything.

VI. TITLE:

I praise the LORD

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.

B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)

C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD

D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author

E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Because the LORD heard my prayers

"I will confess, praise, and give thanks to You, for You have heard and answered me;"

Praise is "yadah" in Hebrew meaning:

1. to use the hand by holding it out

2. to throw away

3. to revere or worship with extended hands

4. to give thanks, thankfulness, thanksgiving

Psalms 22:23-24 (Amplified Bible)

22:23 You who fear (revere and worship) the Lord, praise Him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify Him. Fear (revere and worship) Him, all you offspring of Israel.

22:24 For He has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has He hidden His face from him, but when he cried to Him, He heard.

Psalms 69:33-34 (Amplified Bible)

69:33 For the Lord hears the poor and needy and despises not His prisoners (His miserable and wounded ones).

69:34 Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them.

Psalms 116:1 (Amplified Bible)

116:1 I LOVE the Lord, because He has heard [and now hears] my voice and my supplications.

He has heard my prayers that's the reason why we praise and give Him thanks. Thanksgiving is an action of faith, because we believe that the answers to our prayers have taken place right now.

Hebrews 11:1 (Amplified Bible)

11:1 NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

Mark 11:24 (Amplified Bible)

11:24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].

We believe first therefore we give thanks as if we have received it already, and then we receive it. The world only see to believe, but we believe to see.

B. Has become my Salvation for saving me

"and You have become my Salvation and Deliverer"

Salvation or "yeshuah" in Hebrew meaning:

1. saved, deliverance, aid, victory, prosperity,health

2. salvation, save, saving, welfare

Psalms 118:14 (Amplified Bible)

118:14 The Lord is my Strength and Song; and He has become my Salvation.

Exodus 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

15:2 The Lord is my Strength and my Song, and He has become my Salvation; this is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

Isaiah 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

12:2 Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and song; yes, He has become my salvation.

Isaiah 49:8 (Amplified Bible)

49:8 Thus says the Lord, In an acceptable and favorable time I have heard and answered you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you; and I will preserve you and give you for a covenant to the people, to raise up and establish the land [from its present state of ruin] and to apportion and cause them to inherit the desolate [moral wastes of heathenism, their] heritages,

The LORD Himself is Salvation that has already come into the world, 2000 years ago, He was crucified, died, rose again from the dead and now sitting at GOD's right hand, and He will come again to judge the world. First He saves, until now, this is grace period for all mankind to accept the Salvation that is JESUS. If not you are doomed to destruction.

Acts 4:12 (Amplified Bible)

4:12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved.

John 1:12 (Amplified Bible)

1:12 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name—

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