Nov 4, “Hallelujah-Praise Him.”

November 4, 2018—The Season of Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving! Lesson Title: “Hallelujah-Praise Him.”
Lesson Goal: To offer praise to “Him.”
Scripture: Psalm 150

During the next three weeks we are going to focus our attention to praise, worship, and thanksgiving. We will begin today by looking at “Hallelujah-Praise Him” and conclude the lessons focusing on the great thanksgiving, Psalm 100.

Question: As a follower of Jesus Christ, do you consciously and deliberately praise the Lord in your private, individual worship time?

Question: As a follower of Jesus Christ, do you consciously and deliberately praise the Lord in your public, collective worship time?

Psalm 150 has been called the “final hallelujah” by some. It closes the Book of Psalm with a challenge and opportunity to “hallelujah-Praise the Lord.”

Psalm 150:
Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty acts;
Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet;
Praise Him with the lute and harp!
Praise Him with the timbre and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes!
Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!

The Psalmist offers us the opportunity to individually and collectively praise the Lord. Thirteen times, in six short verses, the Psalmist exhorts, encourages, and invites us to praise the Lord.

Oftentimes I have heard it asked of individuals and congregations, “does anybody have anything to praise the Lord?” A better question would simply be “Is He worthy of our praise?”

David answered that question for us in II Samuel 22:2-4:

And he said:

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge;

My Savior, You save me from violence,

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised.”

As we enter into the Thanksgiving season, let us offer to Him “our sacrifice of praise”. Hebrews 13:15:

“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name.”

  •   Today in Jesus’ name as an individual and as a class may we praise Him, Who is worthy of all our praise.
  •   Today let our praises fill the classrooms, hallways, and floors of every building as we worship Him. As a call to worship when the people entered the temple, Psalm 100 was offered in worship.
    Please read aloud Psalm 100. Let us worship Him with a joyful shout!

    Shout to the Lord
    My Jesus, My Savior
    Lord there is none like You
    All of my days, I want to praise
    The wonders of your mighty love
    My Comfort, My Shelter
    Tower of refuge and strength
    Let every breath, all that I am
    Never cease to worship You
    Shout to the Lord all the earth, let us sing Power and majesty, praise to the King Mountains bow down and the seas will roar At the sound of Your name
    I sing for joy at the works of your hand Forever I’ll love you, forever I’ll stand Nothing compare to the promises I have in You.

  •   Someone aloud please praise Him for His salvation.
  •   Someone aloud please offer Him praise for a place called Heaven and the fact that Heaven is real.
  •   Someone aloud please praise Him for His trustworthiness and faithfulness.
  •   Someone aloud please praise Him for His forgiveness and forgiving power.
  •   Someone aloud please praise Him for His grace (unmerited favor upon you).

    Question: Have we taken the time and given ourselves in praise to our God? Is praise to Him a part of my life (my daily life)?

    Lift your praise to Him this day, sing to the Lord! We bring the sacrifice of Praise
    Into the house of the Lord.
    We bring the sacrifice of praise

    Into the house of the Lord.

    And we offer up to You
    The sacrifices of thanksgiving; And we offer up to You
    The sacrifices of joy.

  •   Someone please praise Him aloud by testifying how Jesus changed your life.
  •   Someone please testify and praise Him for the work in your family, home, and marriage.
  •   Someone please praise Him aloud for the valleys and storms that He walked you through.

    Let us close today by praising Him together for Jesus paying our debt at Calvary. He is Worth of our Praise! He paid a debt He did not owe,
    I owed a debt I could not pay.
    I needed someone, to wash my sins away.

    And now I sing a brand new song,
    Amazing grace all day long,
    Christ Jesus paid a debt that I could never pay.