Summary: It would be unjust for God not to be praised.
Introduction: Video “That’s My King”
I. Scripture demands it.
A. (Heb 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.)
B. Because of Christ (by Him..)
E. To the name of Christ
II. God accommodates it (vs.39-40)
A. There is always, it seems, someone who wants to stifle the praise of God. (v.39)
B. Because this is the greatest thing to happen in all of creation (v.40)
C. Justice demands that it be done
D. Failure to do it would leave an empty hole to be filled
III. The Prophets foretold it
A. Shout Aloud!
B. (Zec 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey,.)
IV. God’s people owe it
A.. (Psa_107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;)
B. “If the Lord has redeemed you, if the Lord has saved you, the least you can do is say so!” ~ Dr. S.M. Lockridge
C. “Our sophistication is zapping the life out of our religion!”
D. (1Co_6:20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God….)
Conclusion: Illustration “Why we are needful to God”