Praise Changes ThingsDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | April 4, 1976
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The theme of Psalm 100 is praising God—honoring Him for who He is and what He does. We often forget that one of the greatest tools for spiritual growth is praise. Pastor Wiersbe explains how praising the Lord can bring five great improvements to our Christian lives.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
God gives us various means to become better Christians.
One of the greatest tools for spiritual growth that we often forget is praise.
Praise is honoring God for who He is and what He does.
The theme of Psalm 100 is praising God.
Psalm 100 gives five improvements that will come to our lives if we praise the Lord.
- When we praise the Lord, we come to know other people better (Psalm 100:1).
- Praise breaks down barriers and brings people together.
- We will be praising God with all of the other believers when we get to heaven. We should start now.
- When we praise the Lord, we do our work better (Psalm 100:2).
- Scripture tells us to serve the Lord with gladness.
- Praising the Lord turns burdens into blessings.
- If we start the day rejoicing, it makes our work a lot better.
- When we praise the Lord, we get to know ourselves better (Psalm 100:3).
- Praise is a test of character.
- What we praise shows others who we are and what we value.
- Praising God reminds us that He is God, not us.
- Praising God reminds us that God is still making and guiding us.
- The best way to know ourselves is to know God.
- When we praise the Lord, we start to enjoy our worship better (Psalm 100:4).
- We should not need to be entertained when we praise the Lord.
- When we praise the Lord, we get to know the Lord better (Psalm 100:5).
- When we realize how good God, we have victory over sin.
- Temptation is the devil’s substitute for how good God is.
- We can praise the Lord when we are reading the Scriptures.
- It takes faith to praise the Lord. Faith grows into love, and faith and love grow into hope.
It is easy to become focused on ourselves, but Scripture reminds us to give thanks and praise the Lord!