Summary: DOXOLOGY FOR THE HYMNBOOK OF PRAISE
BIG IDEA: DOXOLOGY FOR THE HYMNBOOK OF PRAISE
(:1A) INTRODUCTION: “Praise the Lord!”
I. (:1B) WHERE?
“Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty expanse.”
II. (:2) WHY?
“Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.”
III. (:3-5) HOW?
“Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre.
Praise Him with timbrel and dancing;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe.
Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals.”
IV. (:6A) WHO?
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.”
(:6B) CONCLUSION: “Praise the Lord!”
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1) How does this psalm counter some of the legalistic objections people have to certain forms of praise? i.e. based on this psalm do you think it is appropriate to praise God with drums? (Note how much emphasis is given to the wide variety of instruments that can be employed in worship.)
2) Where is God’s sanctuary today? What places are appropriate places of worship? Think through the concept of “The Lord’s House.” How is that concept misapplied by some today? (Study John 4)
3) What place does dancing have in your worship experience? Why do you think this is?
4) As long as we have breath, let’s make PRAISE a major reason for our being!
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