Why Sing?

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 12, 2017

  • The first song in the Bible – Exodus 15:1-21
    • Sang to praise and magnify God
    • For their redemption from Egypt
  • The song in Judges 5
    • Sang to praise God
    • For their redemption from the Canaanites
  • The song in II Samuel 2
    • Sang to praise God
    • For his redemption from his enemies
  • Romans 15:9-12
    • Sing to praise God
    • For redemption provided in Christ Jesus
  • Ephesians 5:18-20
    • Sing to praise God
    • For redemption in Christ Jesus
  • Colossians 3:15-16
    • Sing to praise God
    • For redemption in Christ Jesus
    • To teach and admonish one another
  • James 5:13
    • Sing to praise God
    • For redemption in Christ Jesus
  • I Chronicles 16:23-25; Psalms 13:6

Psalms, Part 8

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 10, 2017

  • Psalms 41-48
  • Psalms 44:8 – This should be our goal: to praise God all day long!
  • Psalms 44:9-21 – The reason God rejected them was because they had forsaken God. Compare Romans 8:35-36. This passage seems to present the view of God’s actions from the human perspective. People felt that God was forsaking them for no reason. We know from many other scriptures that this was not really true.
  • Psalms 45:6 – This is a Messianic prophecy. See Hebrews 1:8-9.
  • Psalms 48:12-13 – Know God and His word well so you can teach it to the next generation.

Prayer

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By Drew Nelson

Benchley, October 17, 2016

  • Hebrews 2:1
  • Two modes of prayer
    • Praying by assignment
    • Praying by faith
  • An invitation to ask
    • Jesus never said for us to not bug God or limit how often we make requests.
    • Matthew 7:7
    • Luke 11:5-13 – Be persistent in prayer!
    • Luke 18:1-8 – Do not lose heart in prayer.
  • An opportunity to praise
    • I Samuel 2:1-10 – Hannah’s prayer of praise for God
      • See God’s hand in our lives
      • Live with God
      • See that God is up to more than attending to my requests
    • A time to emote
      • I Peter 5:6-7 – Cast your anxieties on God!
      • Joshua 7:6-9
      • I Samuel 1:10
      • Psalms 88:1-5, 13-18
    • An occasion to grow
      • Our relationship with God will wither without good, meaningful communication.

By Jady Stevens

Benchley, April 30, 2014

 

  • Laments, continued:
    • Farther Along (138)
    • Be With Me, Lord (40)
    • Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah (193)
  • Songs of praise
    • It Is Well With My Soul (345)
  • Enthronement songs
    • O, Worship the King (501)

 

By Jady Stevens

Benchley, March 26, 2014

 

  • Examples (continued):
    • Psalm 47
      • Structure
        • Psalms 47:1 – Call to praise
        • Psalms 47: 2-5 – Reason for praise
        • Psalms 47:6 – Call to praise
        • Psalms 47:7-9 – Reasons for praise
      • Call/expressions of praise
        • Psalms 47:1 – People to clap their hands and short with voice of joy.
        • Psalms 47:6-7 – Sing praises to God our King.
      • Reasons for praise
        • Enthronement psalm
        • Psalms 47:2,7 – God as King is fearsome and above all.
        • Psalms 47:3 – God subdues nations for His people.
    • Psalm 48
      • Structure
        • Psalms 48:1 – Call to praise
        • Psalms 48:2-8 – Description of Zion
        • Psalms 48:9-11 – Call to praise
        • Psalms 48:12-14 – Description of Zion and her God
      • Call/expression of praise
        • Psalms 48:1 – “God is the Lord and greatly to be praised.”
        • Psalms 48:9 – Thinking on God’s lovingkindness in the midst of the people
        • Psalms 48:10 – Praise is to the ends of the earth, according to God’s name
        • Psalms 48:11 – Inhabitants of Zion should rejoice
        • Psalms 48:13
      • Reasons for praise
    • Psalm 24
      • Structure
        • Psalm 24:1-2 – Introduction
        • Psalm 24:3-6 – Description of God
        • Psalm 24:7-10 – Description of the God who is entering His city.
      • Call/expression of praise
        • Psalm 24:7,9 – Lift up your hands
        • Psalm 24:7-10, 4 times – “The King of glory”
        • Focus more on the praise than the call to praise.
      • Reasons for praise
        • Entrance psalm
        • Psalm 24:1-2 – The Lord founded the earth upon seas and rivers
        • Psalm 24:3-4 – The Lord’s worshipers are pure, not deceitful
        • Psalm 24:5-6 – The Lord saves, blesses, and gives righteousness to those who seek Him. What a king!
        • Psalm 24:7-9 – The King of glory is worthy of note as He enters His city.
    • Psalm 50
      • Structure
        • Psalm 50:1-6 – Introduction
        • Psalm 50:7-16 – God speaks to His people
        • Psalm 50:16-21 – God speaks to the wicked
        • Psalm 50:22-23 – God call the wicked to repent
      • Call to praise
      • Reasons for praise
        • Hymn with prophetic warning
        • Psalm 50:1 – God commands nature and it obeys.
        • Psalm 50:2 – Zion is the perfection of beauty.
        • Psalm 50:3 – God punishes with great power.
        • Psalm 50:6 – God is a righteous judge.
    • Psalm 91
      • Structure
        • Psalm 91:1 – Premise of the psalm
        • Psalm 91:1-13 – The effectiveness of God’s protection
        • Psalm 91:14-16 – God’s promise to help
      • Call/expression of praise
      • Reasons for praise

 

By Jady Stevens

Benchley, March 19, 2014

 

  • Examples
    • Psalm 116
      • Psalm 116:1-4 – Call to action
      • Psalm 116:5-11 – Praise
      • Psalm 116:12-19 – Promise of worship
      • Reason for praise: God has dealt bountifully with you.
    • Psalm 146
      • Psalm 146:1-2 – Call to praise
      • Psalm 146:3-10 – Praise
      • Reason for praise: “made heaven and earth … keeps faith forever … executes justice” (Psalm 146:6-9)
    • Psalm 19
      • Psalm 19:1-6 – Call to praise
      • Psalm 19:7-11 – Praise
      • Psalm 19:12-14 – Prayer for salvation from sin and fault
      • Reason for praise: “Law of the Lord is perfect” (Psalm 19:7)

 

By Jady Stevens

Benchley, March 12, 2014

 

  • Psalms of praise
    • Purpose
      • Declarative – Psalm 116. Also called psalms of thanksgiving.
      • Descriptive, also called hymns of praise. Psalm 146
        • General hymns – Psalm 146:6-10
        • Creation psalms – Psalm 19:1
        • Praising God as king – Psalm 47:7-8
        • Zion psalms – Psalm 48:2
        • Entrance psalms – Psalm 24:3,7,9
        • Prophetic warning – Psalm 50:22
        • Trust psalms – Psalm 91:2
    • Structure
      • Psalm 113
        • Call to praise – Psalm 113:1-4
        • Reasons for praise – Psalm 113:5-9
        • Call to praise – Psalm 113:9
    • Key features
      • See Psalms 146-150
      • Call to action – “Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!”
      • Who is called?
        • Self – Psalm 146:1
        • Jerusalem – Psalm 147:12
        • Every created thing – Psalm 148:2-4,7-12
        • The people of God – Psalm 149:2,4
        • Everything that has breath – Psalm 150:6

 

Why Don’t We Pray More?

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By David Watson

Benchley, November 20, 2011

 

Prayer, Part 3

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, July 11, 2010