December 16, 2018 – Let All Creation Praise the Lord

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Terry Beatty
December 16, 2018

December 16, 2018 – Let All Creation Praise the Lord

Psalm 148
Life Group Questions:

1. If you were unable to hear this week’s sermon, consider listening to it via our church website. What are some main ideas you gathered from the sermon? What, if any, questions did this passage cause for you or do you desire to have additional clarification?

2. Look through this psalm and notice the number of times that the writer tells us to praise the Lord. What do you notice about the way the writer instructs us to praise the Lord? State in your own words the writer’s point in this psalm.

3. Consider the following passages: Deuteronomy 4:39; 10:14; Psalm 69:34; 89:5. Describe the relationship between creation and the Creator. List some of the reasons given in these passages for why we should praise the Lord.

4. Our key statement for this Psalm was, “All things were made for the praise of God.” Describe the validity of this statement (cf. Colossians 1:15-18). Describe how “all things” bring praise to God. How do mountains, trees, wind and animals praise God?

5. In what ways can we as people praise God? What are some specific things that we can do to praise him? What are some things that we can do which retard our praise of God? How do you like to praise God? Describe some of your acts of praise.

6. What does it meant that God decreed and established all things (vvs. 5-6)? How does the writer describe the manner in which God created all things? How should the idea of God as the Creator of all things shape our lives?

7. Read Paul’s message in Acts 17. What impresses you most about the manner in which Paul presented God to the people? What attributes did Paul highlight and why do you think he did so?

8. At the end of this psalm the writer mentions that the Lord has lifted up a “horn” for His people. Search the Scriptures and see how this word is used in the Old Testament (cf. Exodus 30:10; 1 Samuel 2:1; 2:10; Psalm 132:13). What and who is this Horn that has been lifted up?

9. Read Romans 8:18-25. List at least three encouraging concepts presented in Paul’s passage. Take the time to give God praise for that which he has done, is doing and will do in the future.