NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD ON SUNDAY, September 9, 2018 IN THE 10:30 AM SERVICE. FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES. FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO THE THE WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.
Psalm 47:1 (NKJV) Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
2 For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth.
1 Make some noise!
God wants you to publicly and intentionally praise Him!
Declare His greatness!
2 Understand the motive for worship
The Awesomeness of God
He is the King!
Subject yourself to Him
Bow before Him
3 He will subdue the peoples under us, And the nations under our feet.
4 He will choose our inheritance for us, The excellence of Jacob whom He loves. Selah
3 Understand the Lord’s Great Power
Why should I praise Him?
He subdued the enemies of His people
He has power over the nations
He is greater than kings, more powerful than nations,
4 Understand the Powerful blessings of the Lord
He gives us a spiritual inheritance
He gives us the most excellent gifts
He gives us His love
He gives us grace and mercy
He gives us forgiveness and acceptance
Selah – pause, reflect, meditate
5 God has gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises! Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
7 For God is the King of all the earth; Sing praises with understanding. 5 God will make His glory obvious The trumpets and the shouts at Jericho
The trumpet sound when the camp of Israel was to move.
The shout precedes His glory. He inhabits the praises of His people
The trumpet will announce His coming again. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, the trumpet will sound. 6 We must sing to Him in praise Sing praises to the King.
We should sing a song worthy of the King, the best, the most praising, the most worshipful music God deserves
(Sing praise songs based on Scripture) 7 We must sing clearly of our Great King Sing with understanding.
Sing with a powerful knowledge of Who God is.
Sing solid theological material
Know the King, identify the King, worship the King 8 God reigns over the nations; God sits on His holy throne.
9 The princes of the people have gathered together, The people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted. 8 The Lord is King over all! He is not the future King, He is the present King.
Worry is unfounded, for He is already King.
He sits on the throne now, and is in charge of all. 9 Gather together to praise Him, Because the Great Exalted God is the Protector of the Earth. Exalt Him!!! We can gather together in His presence and be at ease, in peace, in safety.
He shields us, and He owns all the shields of the earth.
No army, no enemy can defend itself against Him
He is sovereign and reigns above all! Worship Him and no other!!!