CELEBRATION CHURCH SERMON DISCUSSION GUIDE PSALMS
7 Hebrew Words for Praise - Pastor Zach Prosser Psalm 154
Creation has been worshipping from the beginning of time. Creation worships His mighty acts because it has seen them, but we worship because we have experienced them.
Barak – v.1 - I will extol you, my God and King, and BLESS Your name forever and ever
o To kneel down in adoration (having a deep love and respect demonstrated in giving honor [public esteem]); to raise up; exalt; magnify
o Psalm 95:6, Psalm 34:1, 1 Chronicles 29:20
Halal – v.2 - and PRAISE Your name forever and ever
o To rave and to celebrate foolishly – extremely demonstrative worship, both loud and physical being, to radiate/shine
o Psalm 119:164; Psalm 150
o Praise was never about comfort or dignity, it requires a physical response
Can you think of an example of a Halal in nature? Inyourownworship?
Shabach – v.4 – One generation shall COMMEND (Praise) Your works to another, and shall declare Your mighty acts
o Shout with a loud voice
o Psalm 117:1, Psalm 147:12
How can our praise impact future generations?
Yadah – v.10 – All Your works shall give THANKS to You, O Lord, and all Your saits shall bless You!
o To declare, confess, to throw or lift up hands
o Psalm 107:15, 2 Chronicles 20:21, Genesis 29:35
o Psalm 63:3-5 - Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will PRAISE (Shabach) you. So I will BLESS (Barak) you as long as I live; in your name I will LIFT UP MY HANDS (Yadah). My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will PRAISE (Halal) you with joyful lips
Tehillah – v.21 – My mouth will speak the PRAISE of the Lord, and let all flesh bless His holy name forever and ever.
o Derived from “Halal;” singing of the halals; to sing; hymns; accompanied by music; spontaneous song of the Spirit
o Psalm 22:3, Isaiah 61:3, Psalm 100:4, 1 Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:18-20
Can “songs of the Spirit” be something other than tongues? Ifso,how?
o To sing, to praise with a musical instrument; to pluck the strings of an instrument; joyful singing with instruments
o Psalm 146:1-2, Psalm 91:1
Is singing a requirement for worship? How can we worship without singing?
o From the word Yadah; and extension of the hand in adoration, thanking God for things not
received; to praise with a choir or procession; Sacrificial Thanksgiving
o Psalm 42:4, Psalm 95:2