The Power of Praise
The Power of Praise
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ.”
EPHESIANS 1:3
2 CORINTHIANS 1:3
1 PETER 1:3
The Power of Praise
Praise is powerful because heartfelt praise
enlarges my vision of God.
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ … For He chose us in Him before
the creation of the world.” EPHESIANS 1:3-4 (NIV)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
“This is what the LORD says, Who made you,
Who formed you in your mother's body, Who will
help you: ‘ … don't be afraid. … I chose you.’”
ISAIAH 44:2 (NCV)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
“It pleased God in His kindness to choose me
and call me, even before I was born!”
GALATIANS 1:15 (NLT)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
Praise enlarges my vision that God is in
control
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
2. … for in the present He comforts me
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ … the God of all comfort, Who
comforts us in all our troubles.”
2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4 (NIV)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
2. … for in the present He comforts me
Jesus: “The fact of the matter is that it is best for
you that I go away, for if I don't, the Comforter
won't come. If I do, He will – for I will send Him
to you.”
JOHN 16:7 (TLB)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
2. … for in the present He comforts me
Jesus: “I will ask the Father, and He will give you
another Counselor”
JOHN 14:16 (NLT)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
Praise enlarges my vision that God is in control
2. … for in the present He comforts me
Praise enlarges my vision that God is caring
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
2. … for in the present He comforts me
3. … for in the future He keeps me going
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given
us new birth into a living hope through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”
1 PETER 1:3 (NIV)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
2. … for in the present He comforts me
3. … for in the future He keeps me going
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick.”
PROVERBS 13:12 (NLT)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
2. … for in the present He comforts me
3. … for in the future He keeps me going
“O LORD, You alone are my hope. I've trusted
You, O LORD, from childhood.”
PSALM 71:5 (NLT)
The Power of Praise: “Praise be to God … ”
1. … for in the past He chose me
Praise enlarges my vision that God is in control
2. … for in the present He comforts me
Praise enlarges my vision that God is caring
3. … for in the future He keeps me going
Praise enlarges my vision that God is capable
Since God is …
“There are three things that will endure -- faith,
hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love.”
1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 (NLT)
Since God is …
“There are three things that will endure -- faith,
hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love.”
1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 (NLT)
 … in control, I trust in His sovereignty – faith
Since God is …
“There are three things that will endure -- faith,
hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love.”
1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 (NLT)
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… in control, I trust in His sovereignty – faith
 … caring, I rest in His sympathy – love
Since God is …
“There are three things that will endure -- faith,
hope, and love -- and the greatest of these is love.”
1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 (NLT)
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… in control, I trust In His sovereignty – faith
… caring, I rest in His sympathy – love
 … capable, I rely on His strength – hope
Since praise enlarges my vision of God,
how shall I praise Him so that
I trust and obey Him more?