August 5, 2018: Praise the Lord

Praise the Lord

  • Ephesians 1:3-14
  • For What?
  • 2:10 - The whole point of this sentence is to Praise God.
  • 2:25 - Three different stanzas that are the same
    • Vs 6 - To the praise of his glorious grace.
    • Vs 12 - To the praise of his glory.
    • Vs 14 - To the praise of his glory.
  • Romans 11:36 - For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
  • Praise - Halal - Rave
  • 11:15 - Everybody here knows very well how to praise. The question is, are we fully engaged in praising the One who deserves it all of the time?
  • 16:00 - Psalm 150:2 - Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! 
    • Why do we praise God? Because of the deeds he has done and who He is.
  • 17:30 - Nothing can touch what God has done and why God deserves praise. Therefore we have a reason to praise God.
  • 18:45 - No matter what your circumstances are today, you need to have your focus in one of two places, the cross or the empty tomb.
  • 21:00 - The most joyful people are the ones that are giving.
  • 22:05 - "A dislike of enthusiasm can be one of the biggest hinderances to revival." - Martin Lloyd Jones
    • When there's not engagement in praise which you were created to do, theres not going to be engagement in the mission of God, which brings revival.
  • 23:15 - Your for what is to praise the living God.