Presentation on theme: "“Why Are We Here?” Psalms 115:1-18 Romans 12:1 Hebrews 13:15."— Presentation transcript:
“Why Are We Here?” Psalms 115:1-18 Romans 12:1 Hebrews 13:15
I. We glorify God by offering a 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.” NKJV Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.” NKJV
I. We glorify God by offering a sacrifice of praise. It is a living sacrifice –A sacrifice of WHO we are. –Offering our human make-up to Him. Ourselves, our talents, our abilities, our imperfections.
I. We glorify God by offering a sacrifice of praise. It is a holy sacrifice –A sacrifice of WHOSE we are. –Offering our soul to Him. Acknowledge we are set-apart for His service; offer Him our ambitions and goals as well.
I. We glorify God by offering a sacrifice of praise. It is an accepted (or pleasing) sacrifice –A sacrifice of having the right MOTIVE –Offering the heart to God. The spirit in which we offer it; humble attitude before God; keeping our eyes on Him rather than ourselves.
II. We glorify God because we were created to do so. It is expressed through prayer –The fruit of our lips is giving thanks to His name. –The blessing of God is to those who fear Him. We bear fruit –John 15:5b, “If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” We will increase
II. We glorify God because we were created to do so. It is expressed through dedication –The earth is given to us to use for His glory. –Psalms 115:6 Resources Responsibility –Genesis 1:28 –The dead don’t praise God (Ps. 115:17-18) It is not the dead; those who go down to silence It is we who extol the Lord, now and forevermore.
II. We glorify God because we were created to do so. It is expressed through trust –We become like that in which we put our trust Followers of Christ become like Him –Conformed to the likeness of His Son (Romans 8:29) –Transformed into His likeness (2 Corinthians 3:18) In contrast to the idols made by the hands of men. –We are to trust in the Lord He is our help and shield He remembers and blesses us
We Bring The Sacrifice Of Praise 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