June 17, 2018


Psalm 100 starts with a very simple word. SHOUT for joy to the LORD. What’s the first word here? Shout.

The psalm starts by telling us that we ought to:• shout to the Lord • worship the Lord • do it with joyful singing

• know that it is He that has made us.

Psalm 100. Verse 3 says, “Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of his pasture.”

Why worship the Lord?:

1. Because He is God (v. 3).  The First Commandment says, “I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other gods before me.” The psalmist also says we worship God because he made us.

2. Because he made you (v. 3b).

3. Because we are his people (v. 3c). 

4. Because he is good (v. 5). 

“For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

How God wants to be worshiped: 

1. Loudly (v. 1) “SHOUT to the Lord, all the earth!”  Psalm 29:3 says, “The God of glory thunders!”

2. Through service (v. 2) “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.”

3. In church (v.2b) “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with Praise.”

How to prepare for a worship service:

1. Come ready. 

2. Start with thanksgiving. 

3. Leave changed. 

In Ezekiel 46:9, God says this to His people about worship: “When the people of the land come before the LORD at the appointed feasts, whoever enters by the north gate to worship is to go out the south gate; and whoever enters by the south gate is to go out the north gate. No one is to return through the gate by which he entered, but each is to go out the opposite Gate.”

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