In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a challenging sermon called “The Sacrifice of Praise.” Join us as we study Hebrews 13:15 and discover some key ways we can learn to sacrificially praise God in every season. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to actively pursue a life of praise.
The Sacrifice of Praise
Hebrews 13:15 NIV
“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.”
What is a sacrifice?
Isaiah 29:13 NIV
“The Lord says: ‘These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.”
Psalm 100:4 NIV
“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”
1. Sacrifice in times of celebration
Psalm 150:1 NIV
“Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens.”
2. Sacrifice in times of tribulation
Acts 16:22-26, 29-30 NIV
“The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.” “The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”