[1] Verse 3 here in Isaiah 12 reminds us that we can praise the Lord with joy: “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.”. But this Scripture also surely applies to us today. I. ETERNAL SALVATION IS YOUR LICENSE FOR PRAISE (Ill. Salvation is more than a “get out of Hell free card.” Done so much for me When I was down and out, Jesus he brought me out, and I've got a reason I've got a reason to praise the Lord When I was deep in sin, and I had no peace within, I've … Once again, she looked at us with her crooked smile and wasn't upset in the least. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; 12. VII. H-hallelujah (Thank You) -And He will save you, if you will put your faith in Him. I'll praise Him with my voice. 7. [2] Verse 4 reminds us that we can praise Him in our prayers: “And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name...”. And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. *That was a brave and noble sacrifice. *Jesus Christ is our song, because He is our salvation and our strength. Praise is an effective weapon against the devil. The joy of our praise is to obey Christ. *A month before MacNeil’s 100th birthday, his family made a CD on everything he wanted to say. I walk quite a bit.” -- And every week there's church, where “I praise my God.” MacNeil said that’s what is most important: “Give God praise every day. Mary had suffered a stroke that left half of her body paralyzed. And even Arnold Schwarzenegger’s not looking too good these days. When I was deep in sin and I had no peace within/I've got a reason to praise the Lord For He's been so good to me He gave me the victory Walked right by my side Always be my guide Bridge: Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below Praise Him above ye heavenly host I praise Him for He's given me the Holy Ghost Vamp: In her last days here, as she hovered near death, her loved ones noticed her lips moving. Each imaging sequence required the patient to remain perfectly still for about 5 minutes. Vamp 1: I'll praise Him with my hands. So, what does it look like to praise the Lord? *Isaiah mentions our salvation three times in vs. 1-3: *We can see an extremely important part of our salvation here in vs. 1: “O Lord, I will praise You; though You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away...” He is talking about God’s righteous anger against our sin. That’s almost as many reasons as verses in the chapter! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits …” Could it be that the reason we don’t wake up with a bounce, a skip, and a song is because we forget His … He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever. The motive for our praise is to believe in Christ. Lamentations 3:21-23 21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. We will sing and praise Your power.”, -In Psalm 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.”, -In Psalm 40:3, “He has put a new song in my mouth Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.”, *Psalm 106:1 says: “Praise ye the Lord. And the Apostle Paul could say these wonderful words to Christians in Romans 5:6-9: 6. -There was only one place where it could have been turned. For all the ways He has kept me Praise the Lord for the joy He has given you, and for the joy He will give you in praise. When I was down and out, Jesus, He brought me out/I've got a reason to praise the Lord When I was deep in sin and I had no peace within/I've got a reason to praise the Lord For He's been so good to me He gave me the victory Walked right by my side Always be my guide Praise God from whom all blessings flow Praise Him all creatures here below I’ve got a reason and so many more A cookie is a small text file containing information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes and allows us to analyze our site traffic patterns. (Revised from sermon preached at McClendon Baptist Church Jan. 22, 2006). H-hallelujah (To sing for Him) I’ve got a reason and so many more The wisdom for our praise is to learn of Christ. I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. 3. God is worthy of it. *We reset the machine and started over. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. When I was down and out, Jesus He brought me out and I’ve got a reason I’ve got a reason to Praise the Lord. Psalm 145 gives us 22 reasons to praise God – all based on who God is and what he does for us. -He's the Prince of princes, He's the King of kings, He's the Lord of lords. In examining those reasons and examples, one thing becomes clear. On his 100th birthday, he could still recite pages of scripture and poetry. ‘I always sing “Jesus Loves Me” when I'm happy.’, *The adults in the room were speechless, and had to hide their tears. He has blessed us in countless ways. *I don’t think anybody ever described God’s greatness better than Pastor Shadrach Meshach Lockeridge. *We went back in and slid Mary out of the machine. That little girl could sing with joy in spite of it all, because the Lord was her song. . And we always have great reasons to praise the Lord. Verse: When I didn’t have a dime He stepped right in on time. Done so much for me We halted the exam and gently reminded Mary not to talk. I'll praise Him, that's my choice. -No barrier can hinder him from pouring out his blessing. 5. -He's imperially powerful and he's impartially merciful. When I was down and out, Jesus, He brought me out/I've got a reason to praise the Lord When I was deep in sin and I had no peace within/I've got a reason to praise the Lord For He's been so good to me He gave me the victory Walked right by my side Always be my guide … The satisfaction of our praise is to submit to Christ. . He rounded up as many children as he could and got them into lifeboats. Hallelujah (And I’m gonna sing) Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. And if you are saved, God’s anger is turned away from you. Gave me a testimony Oh-oh, I can’t forget how He saved my soul -- Disease, fatigue, stress and time can all take their toll. How was His anger turned away? Hallelujah (What would the people say) I've got a reason to praise the Lord. That means it is very important. *King David helps us understand this in Psalm 103:8-12, where he said: 8. And those who do not enter in at all. I have found this to be true many times. As they rolled little Mary into the MRI room one day, Dr. Brown tried to imagine what she was feeling. When the Lusitania was hit, there were 1,962 people on board. In Proverbs 20:9, King Solomon asked a wise question: “Who can say, ‘I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin.’?” -- The obvious answer is: No one can say that. -Maybe someone has hurt you or betrayed you. (Psalm 150:2, 6). I've got a reason to praise the Lord [Choir:] For He's been so good to me He gave me the victory Walked right by my side Always be my guide [Lead:] Oh when I was down and out, Jesus he brought me out, and I've got a reason [Choir:] I've got a reason to praise the Lord [Lead:] When I ws deep in sin, and I had no peace within, I've got a reason Praise the LORD!" *And if you have never been saved, I urge you to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. I’ve got a reason to praise the Lord, ‘Cause he woke me up/i> *On top of that, you will find that your praise has the tendency to raise your spirits. Praise the Lord for the joy He has given … They have all gone out of the way; they have together become unprofitable; there is none who does good, no, not one.”, 23. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Allow me to give you three reasons why You’ve Got A License To Praise The Lord. This chapter of praise mainly applies to the coming Kingdom, when Jesus returns to rule on the earth for a thousand years. As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! 2. I’ve got a reason to praise the Lord, I thank the Lord, He’s my anchor And Jesus Christ puts a song in our heart! 1. It is difficult for anyone, and certainly for a 5-year-old, especially one who had suffered so much. 2 The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the exiles of Israel. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities. I’ve got a reason (Thank You, Lord) *There’s no doubt about it: We really should praise the Lord! 6. .”. It was part of 2 Timothy 1:12, where Paul said: “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.”, *As time went on, even that brief portion of Scripture began to slip away. We Deserve Nothing By His Gracious Hand, yet He provides sunshine & rain, wind & storm, grace & mercy. Try it and see. Ending: (When I was down and out), (Jesus, He brought me out and I've got … And just before the ship went down, Vanderbilt handed his life jacket to a young mother with a baby in her arms. The technologist, perhaps a bit gruffly, said, ‘Mary, you were talking again, and that causes blurry pictures.’ But Mary's smile remained as she replied, ‘I wasn't talking. by Diana Preston - SMITHSONIAN, May 2002, p. 64-65. Gordon told about an elderly Christian lady whose age began to take a terrible toll on her memory. But Jesus took all of our guilt and punishment on the cross. Hallelujah (Ohhh) He has hated praise ever since because of its reminder of what he gave up and can’t regain. H-hallelujah (He gave me a new song) “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.” Let the Lord put a joyful song of praise in your heart today! *They all wondered how Mary would react to the test, but she went into the MRI machine without the slightest protest and they started the test. *On top of that, you will find that your praise has the tendency to raise your spirits. Part of salvation is admitting this truth. Listen to why the Psalmist says we should praise God even when we don’t feel like it: God is a personal God (vs. 1) God is the sovereign King (vs. 2) God is great (vs. 3) The Lord is our Creator…He fashioned us in His image. And the hope of our praise is to look for Christ. Gave me the victory *Call on the name of the Lord Jesus, as we go to God in prayer. I'll praise Him. -Praise the Lord, because He is our salvation... 2. When I couldn't see my way, He showed me a brighter day, and I've got a reason... (I've got a reason to praise the Lord). *The Holy God has a right to be angry with all of us. a Message to remind us of the reasons we have to Praise The Lord. I’ve got a reason to praise the Lord I thank the Lord, He is faithful And when I’m low, He is able Oh-oh, I was alone when He opened the door I’ve got a reason to praise the Lord ‘Cause he woke me up, say Woke me up this morning Gave me a testimony I’ve got a reason I’ve got a reason and so many more Done so much for me Gave me the victory Hallelujah (To give Him glory) . His 8 children, 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-children all got copies. I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I’ve got a reason *This morning please open your Bibles to Isaiah 12, thinking about great reasons to praise the Lord. 11. I’ve got a reason 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. . I have found this to be true many times. I’ve got a reason to praise the Lord *Hey, someday you may have a body like mine! 145:15-17. -His yoke is easy and his burden is light. He could tell you the name of the ship that brought him to Ellis Island, the street where he got his first job as a garment worker, and the name of the cafeteria where he ate 70 years ago. 10. Vamp 3: Yes, I'll praise Him. *MacNeil Jordan was born in Barbados on Christmas Day in 1902. *May God give us that kind of jubilant, child-like faith. She had also recently lost her home and both of her parents. But she never lost Him. We read in Genesis 1, “God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.” 1001 Reasons to Praise. *She had lost most of her mental abilities. Yes, I'll praise Him. Every third word tells us to praise the Lord. I'll praise Him, that's my choice. Brighter Media Group and Your Day Brighter are trademarks of Peter and John Ministries ©2021 WRBS-FM. 3. Hallelujah (See I was afraid) Read Ps. *Matthew Henry explained: “The song of praise in this chapter is suitable for the return of the outcasts of Israel from their long captivity. And we always have great reasons to praise the Lord. Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth. 22 It is of the LORD’s mercies that hwe are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. I’ve got a reason to praise the Lord, ‘Cause he woke me up, say Praise Him all creatures here below! -He's the head of heroes, He's the leader of the legislators. Hallelujah (But Jesus gave) “It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High...” (Psalm 92:1). *Again in vs. 2: “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song...”. That’s all good! Intro: When it comes to worshiping God you can see in any church usually 3 kinds of people. and I've got a reason... (I've got a reason to praise the Lord). I've got a reason to praise the Lord Verse 3 Many years have come and gone But isn't it amazing that God kept us through every one And today, right now where I stand, I've got a testimony I've got a testimony' I've got a testimony (I've got a reason to praise') Chorus Vamp (That's the reason) I … And through the rain He’s my shelter I. V. 4-6 BECAUSE OF HIS GLORY A. V. 4 He Is Exalted - God is greater than all the glory of the nations. I’ve got a reason to praise the Lord Join us in proclaiming these words from Isaiah 12:2: “I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength...” Praise the Lord, because He is our strength! But Jesus Christ did so much more! In a matter of minutes, the huge ship began to come apart. I got a reason. 22 It is of the Lord… -- Not really. I’ve got a reason (I’ve got a reason) (6). The rest of our praise is to trust in Christ. I'll praise Him in the dance. I thank the Lord, He is faithful I've got a reason to praise the Lord. Done so much for me (Done so much for me) -He's enduringly strong and he's entirely sincere. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”, *And Psalm 107 cries out 4 times: “Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”. The ones who love to worship the Lord and “Enter in” there are those who worship out of routine. Answer: The book of Psalms is the praise book of the Bible, and it gives us hundreds of reasons why praise is important, as well as examples of how to give praise to God. Here is MacNeil’s recipe for long life: “I eat well. Preston - SMITHSONIAN, May 2002, p. 64-65 the earth for a good man someone would even to...... 2 hurting, but God demonstrates His own love toward us, Nor punished us according to our,! 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