Summary: praising with Passion
Praising with Passion
October 8, 2000
As we begin our new series on Praise &Worship, I want us to look at our exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ as a whole.
How many of you know there is a distinct difference between Praise and Worship?
They are not the same thing.
But you cannot separate the two.
However, before we can truly understand worship and it’s function and place we must first look at praise!
Understand that praise is one of the most vital links for us to connect with God.
If you don’t know how to praise, your relationship will be weak.
Now understand that praise comes from within you.
No one ever taught us how to do It.
We may need to be taught how to express it, but you already have the ability to do it.
It is something that was birthed within us by God.
What is the differences between praise and Worship?
Praise is a celebration time , expressing God’s goodness and thanks to him and others.
Worship is an Intimate time, personally expressing adoration to God.
Balancing the two is easier once we recognize the distinctive and function of both praise and worship.
Praise is our response to God.
And Worship is God’s response to us.
How do we understand PRAISE???
Praise Means: the act of expressing approval or to applaud, admiration: the offering of grateful homage in words or songs; to magnify or glorify as an act of worship.
But understand this morning it is not enough to just know what Praise is,
We must learn how to express Praise towards our God and others.
I ‘am truly convinced that anyone that does not know how to express Praises toward God, will never be able to express praises towards any one else.
Praise is not a difficult concept to understand it is part of our everyday lives.
Some one once said Praise should be more like a party rather than a funeral.
PSALM 66:1 Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands!
You say Pastor ‘my voice stinks’
Well, in Psalm 66:1 , he has already given you permission.
Look at what we are to PRAISE
1. Above and beyond all, Praise is something we direct
Vs. 2 sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.
I have been is some churches ;
Where some people would cross their arms, lower their heads, pucker their lips and say, “This is not my way of Praising the Lord”.
First of all there is no such thing as “my way” or your way of praising the Lord
There is only “God’s Way”
The bible says that praise is to be declared or manifested;
A. Look at Psalms 66:8- Let the sound of Praise be heard,
Praise is not praise until it is vocalized.
IN other word’s it is impossible to praise with your
Where do we praise?
Praise him in the car, on your way to work.
The quality is not as important as the quantity!!!!
Just lift up your praise in a voice of triumph!
Why Do we Praise Him?
Vs, 2 “Praise him for his mighty acts; praise him according to his excellent greatness.
One of the synonyms for supreme is
PARAMOUNT- it’s not just a movie company,
How many of you have seen the picture for paramount pictures?
What is it a picture of? A mountain,
See that’s praise a high mountain, not a speed bump
It means : highest praise possible
Not only is our praise directed to God but:
B. Praise is also something we express to other’s about God.
Notice: the bi-directional focus of praise;
1. DIRECTLY-we praise God directly by extolling (or praise highly) expressing our admiration to him.
2. INDIRECTLY-by commending him or magnifying him to others.
What do we use to Praise?
Look at Vs.3-5
Praise is should be directed towards God for who he is and what he has done.
What does that make him?
PRAISEWORTHY—Deserving of praise.
Praise is not just singing!!!
How do we praise?