Jan
26

The Body Language of Praise — sermon outline

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The following is a sermon by Pastor David O. Cofield. Pastor David lives in Alabama and pastors CrossRoads Baptist Church in Elgin, Alabama.

The Body Language of Praise
 

1. We will tell of His praises
Psalm 9:14 That I may tell of all Your praise. Psalm 34: 1 I will bless the Lord at
all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
Psalm 51: 15 O Lord, open my lips, And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
Psalm 71: 8 Let my mouth be filled with Your praise Isaiah 63: 7 I will mention the
lovingkindnesses of the LORD And the praises of the LORD
 

2. We will sing of His praises
II Samuel 22: 50 sing praises to Your name. Psalm 47:6-7 Sing praises to God,
sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises! For God is the King of all the
earth; Sing praises with understanding. Psalm 59: 17 To You, O my Strength, I will
sing praises; Psalm 68: 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who
rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him. Psalm 92:1 101:1
135: 3 it is pleasant.
138:1 145: 21 146: 2 While I live I will praise the LORD; I will sing praises to my
God while I have my being. 147:1 Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises
to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
Music gets into our spirit the quickest and deepest than any other media. Your music
will always reflect your god.

3. We will sing new songs of praise to Him
Psalm 33: 4 Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Psalm 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Psalm 96: 1 Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Psalm
98:1 … For He has done wonderful things,
Psalm 144: 9 I will sing a new song to You, O God; On a harp of ten strings I will
sing praises to You,
Psalm 149:1-2 Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in
the congregation of the godly ones. Let Israel be glad in his Maker; Let the sons of
Zion rejoice in their King.
Isaiah 42: 10 Revelation 5: 9 And they sang a new song ….
Singing a new song comes out of our desire to sing anything that is giving praise to
God for no one song can fully express the greatness of God and His worthiness to be
praised.

4. We will praise Him with all the instruments
II Chronicles 5: 12 Having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps, and with them
one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets
Psalm 147: 7 149: 3 Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises
to Him with the timbrel and harp. 150: 3-5 Praise Him with the sound of the
trumpet; Praise Him with the lute and harp! Praise Him with the timbrel and dance;
Praise Him with stringed instruments and flutes! Praise Him with loud cymbals;
Praise Him with clashing cymbals!
The word “psalm” means a song of praise accompanied by a musical instrument.

5. We will say “Amen”

In Deuteronomy 27 – twelve times it says "And all the people shall say, "Amen"
Neh. 5:13 “And all the assembly said, “Amen!” and praised the LORD” Nehemiah
8: 6 And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. Then all the people answered,
“Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and
worshiped the Lord With their faces to the ground.
PSALM106: 48 And let all the people say, “Amen!” I Corinthians 14: 16 – Paul is
saying if there is not order in the service how will people know when to say
"Amen." Revelation 19:4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures
fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne saying, Amen! Amen!
Saying “Amen” speaks of agreement

6. We will lift our hands
Genesis 14: 22 But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have lifted my hand to the
Lord, God Most High… Nehemiah 8: 6 …while lifting up their hands. Psalm 28: 2
When I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary 63:4 134: 2 Lift up your hands
in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.
Psalm 141: 2 The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
I Timothy 2:8 Therefore I desire that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy
hands…
Lifted hands express love, surrender and receptivity to the Lord.

7. We will clap our hands
Psalm 47:1 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!
Psalm 98:8 and Isaiah 55:12 says the rivers and the tree of the fields clap their hands
Clapping expresses victory and intimidates the enemy.

8. We will stand in praise
II Chronicles 5: 12 And the Levites…stood at the east end of the altar…
II Chronicles 7:6 The priests sounded trumpets opposite them while all Israel stood.
Nehemiah 8: 5 And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people…and when
he opened it, all the people stood up.
Psalm 135: 2 You who stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the house of
our God.
Standing expresses respect and readiness in the presence of the Lord.

9. We will kneel and bow
Nehemiah 8:6 And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. Then all the people
answered, “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their
heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.
Psalm 95:6 O come let us worship and bow down, Let us kneel before the Lord our
Maker.
Revelation 19: 4 And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down
and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, “Amen! Alleluia!”
Kneeling is an expression of humility in submission and surrender.

10. We will shout
Psalm 32:11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all
you upright in heart. 47:1 Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the Lord
Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. 66:1 Make a joyful
shout to God all the earth 81:1 95:1-2 98:4-6 Shout joyfully before the Lord, the
King. 100:1 Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Shouting provides a note of triumphant, rejoicing in the victory of our Lord.

11. We will dance
II Samuel 6:14 And David danced before the Lord with all His might
Psalm 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing
Psalm 149: 3 Let them praise His name with the dance… 150:4
Dancing is a natural human expression of joy and rejoicing; an act of celebrating.

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Comments

  1. Keith O. Lutao says:

    "Dancing is a natural human expression of joy and rejoicing; an act of celebrating."
    It is indeed true. I naturally dance when I'm happy and when there's something to celebrate. I don't really know why but I guess it's one of the human body reflexes that when one is happy and joyous, he tends to dance.

  2. gregory thompson says:

    To God be the Glory!
     
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  3. Jack says:

    "In Deuteronomy 27 – twelve times it says "And all the people shall say, "Amen"
    Neh. 5:13 “And all the assembly said, “Amen!” and praised the LORD” Nehemiah
    8: 6 And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God. Then all the people answered,
    “Amen, Amen!” while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and
    worshiped the Lord With their faces to the ground."

    This one is my favorite.

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  5. Sally S. says:

    "Singing a new song comes out of our desire to sing anything that is giving praise to
    God for no one song can fully express the greatness of God and His worthiness to be
    praised."

    Amen to that. Great selection of Bible passages. 

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