Sunday Morning Worship
November 4, 2012
Series: “Ways of Praise”
Today: “Praise with a Humble Heart”
Scripture: Psalm 147:1-11 Praise the Lord. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. 6 The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. 7 Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp.
8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. 9 He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.
A. Humble people know they need more than themselves to succeed in life.
B. Question: Do proud people know they are prideful ?
II. THE PRIDEFUL USE THE WORDS I AND ME IN MOST OF THEIR CONVERSATIONS.
III. THE PRIDEFUL ARE SELDOM GRACIOUS ABOUT THEIR OPINIONS .
V. THE PRIDEFUL HAVE TROUBLE SAYING, I’M SORRY .
VI. THE PRIDEFUL WON’T OWN THEIR MISTAKES .
VIII. THE PRIDEFUL ARE HARSH AND CRITICAL OF OTHERS .
IX. THE PRIDEFUL ARE PREJUDICED .
Conclusion: James, the brother of Jesus, wrote: “Humble yourself and God will lift you up.”
1. Is it a stretch to reverse this truth: “Lift yourself up and God will humble you.”?
Luke 14:11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”