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April 15, 2018

Sermon: He Is Risen!: Then . . . Praise

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Scripture Lesson

Psalm 150:1-6; Revelation 19:4-7

Praise for God’s Surpassing Greatness
Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that breathes praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshipped God who is seated on the throne, saying, ‘Amen. Hallelujah!’ And from the throne came a voice saying, ‘Praise our God, all you his servants, and all who fear him, small and great.’ Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty thunder-peals, crying out, ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready;

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Sermon Outline

Rev. Jonathan Swanson
He Is Risen!: Then . . . Praise
Psalm 150:1-6; Revelation 19:4-7

I. Introduction: Dustin
II. He Is Risen!: Then . . .
III. The “how to” of praise (Ps. 150:1-6)
A. “Praise"
     1. As verbs, 13 times in 6 verses
     2. As verbs, 12 imperatives, 1 indicative
     B. The questions of praise
         1. Whom do we praise? (150:1)
         2. Where do we praise? (150:1)
         3. Why do we praise? (150:2)
         4. How do we praise? (150:3-5)
         5. Who should praise” (150:6)
     C. Where are the Psalms leading? (Ps. 146-150)
IV. The end of all things (Rev. 19:4-7)
     A. In heaven they praise God
         1. “The twenty-four elders” (19:4)
         2. “The four living creatures” (19:4)
         3. “A great multitude” (19:4)
     B. “At the marriage supper of the Lamb” (19:7)
     C. Where is all time leading?
V. What about us?
     A. Praise God
     B. Glorify and enjoy God forever
     C. Where are our lives leading?
VI. Conclusion: Hal Hopson, “Almighty God, Ever Blessed” (1966)


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