Text | Psalm 145:1-21
Introduction // He is Worthy of Praise
Worthy of Praise, vs. 1-3.
1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. 2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. 3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
The Attributes of God Worthy of Praise
1. His Greatness, vs. 3-6.
3 Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. 4 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. 5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. 6 They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
Definition of Greatness: To be massive in size and excellent in performance.
Biblical Example of God’s Greatness: God made everything in the whole universe, Genesis 1-2.
My Personal Example of God’s Greatness: When I drove with my family through the Sierra Nevada in California and saw the greatness of God’s creative power in the enormous mountains and beautiful forests.
Your Personal Example of God’s Greatness: __________________________________
2. His Goodness, v. 7.
7 They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Definition of Goodness: To be morally without sin or mistake in tasks done.
Biblical Example of God’s Goodness: God worked out everything for the good of Joseph, Genesis 37-45.
My Personal Example of God’s Goodness: The story of me moving from New Orleans to Chicago, marrying Nancy, and starting Metro Praise.
Your Personal Example of God’s Goodness: __________________________________
3. His Graciousness, vs. 8-10
8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. 9 The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. 10 All you have made will praise you, O Lord; your saints will extol you.
Definition of Graciousness: To forgive and show compassion in times of distress.
Biblical Example of God’s Graciousness: Jesus forgiving the thief on the cross, Luke 23:40-43.
My Personal Example of God’s Graciousness: The day Jesus saved me and washed away all my sins.
Your Personal Example of God’s Graciousness: __________________________________
4. His Might, vs. 11-12.
11 They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, 12 so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Definition of Might: To possess awesome power and strength.
Biblical Example of God’s Might: Destroying the armies of Pharaoh in the Red Sea, Exodus 14:27-31.
My Personal Example of God’s Might: The first time I saw demons cast out in the church by the power of God.
Your Personal Example of God’s Might: __________________________________
5. His Faithfulness, vs. 13-16.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. 14 The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. 15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Definition of Faithfulness: To be consistant and always there- to keep one’s word.
Biblical Example of God’s Faithfulness: Jesus being faithful to Peter and not giving up on him, John 21:15-19.
My Personal Example of God’s Faithfulness: The time I was rejected by a pastor, but God comforted me and didn’t leave me.
Your Personal Example of God’s Faithfulness: __________________________________
6. His Righteousness and Love, vs. 17-20.
17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made. 18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. 19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 20 The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
Definition of Righteousness & Love: Righteousness means to be morally pure and love is defined as being deeply affectionate.
Biblical Example of God’s Righteousness and Love: The day of judgment when Jesus divides the world like sheep and goats. He will eternal save and reward those who names are written in the book of life and eternally condemn and punish those who rejected him, Matthew 25:31-46 & Revelation 20:11-22:1.
My Personal Example of God’s Righteousness and Love: The time God was my friend even when others hurt me. He never left me and always poured out His love in righteousness, i.e., “He did the right things.”
Your Personal Example of God’s Righteousness and Love: __________________________________
Conclusion // Praise God Forever and Ever!
Praise the Lord, v. 21.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.