Spiritual Disciplines: Celebration & Thanksgiving Psalm 100 by E9o0sv

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									   Spiritual Disciplines:

Celebration & Thanksgiving

         Psalm 100
    Spiritual Disciplines
Abstinence   Engagement
Solitude     Study
Silence      Worship
Fasting      Celebration/Thanksgiving
Frugality    Service
Chastity     Prayer
Secrecy      Submission
Sacrifice    Fellowship
 Celebration & Thanksgiving

    There is an appointed time for
  everything…a time to weep, and a
time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a
            time to dance.
         Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4
 Celebration & Thanksgiving

             Celebration
• Chagag (Heb.)

• To make a pilgrimage, feast

• “…let My people go that they may
  celebrate a feast to Me…” (Ex. 5:1)
 Celebration & Thanksgiving

            Celebration
•Examples of Biblical celebration
  – Feasts of Israel (Lev. 23)
  – David danced before the Lord (2
    Sam. 6)
  – Wedding feast at Cana (John 2)
 Celebration & Thanksgiving

Celebration heartily done makes our
sorrows seem small, and we find in it
 great strength to do the will of our
God because His goodness becomes
            so real to us.

               Dallas Willard
        The Spirit of the Disciplines
 Celebration & Thanksgiving

             Thanksgiving
• Yadah (Heb.)
• To acknowledge, to praise, to confess,
  to express gratitude
• “Let them also offer sacrifices of
  thanksgiving, and tell of His works with
  joyful singing.” (Ps. 107:22)
 Celebration & Thanksgiving

            Thanksgiving
• Eucharistia (Grk.)
• Good grace (lit.)
• Grateful expression
• “Be anxious for nothing, but in
  everything by prayer and
  supplication with thanksgiving let
  your requests be made known to
  God.” (Phil. 4:6)
 Celebration & Thanksgiving

 Thanksgiving is intrinsically linked
 with praise, for when one declares
God’s attributes and works, he cannot
   help but be thankful for these.
 Celebration & Thanksgiving

Together these 2 terms call us to:

• surface our deep acknowledgement
  of God’s person & provision and
• passionately express our grateful
  response to Him
Celebration & Thanksgiving

 The calendar of the Old Testament
   was highlighted by the 3 great
harvests and called for 3 celebratory
 feasts and heartfelt expressions of
           thanksgiving.
 Celebration & Thanksgiving
•Feast of Unleavened Bread (7 days)
  –Passover/First Fruits
  –Barley Harvest
•Feast of Weeks (1 day)
  –Pentecost
  –Wheat Harvest
•Feast of Trumpets (21 days)
  –Day of Atonement, Tabernacles
  –Fruit Harvest
                    Psalm 100
Big Idea:

God's people are invited to approach the Lord with joy in this
popular psalm. We can serve Him gladly because He is the
Creator, and we can worship Him thankfully because He is good
and faithful.
Psalm 100
              Psalm 100
       A Psalm for Thanksgiving.
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
Serve the LORD with gladness; Come
before Him with joyful singing. Know that
the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has
made us, and not we ourselves; We are
His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and
His courts with praise. Give thanks to
Him; bless His name. For the LORD is
good; His lovingkindness is everlasting,
and His faithfulness to all generations.
             Psalm 100
• Sung in the temple with the
  sacrifices of praise

• Known as “The Jubilate”

• Last of the eight Enthronement
  Psalms (93-100)
             Psalm 100

THE BIG SIX…

• Yahweh is God
• He is our creator
• We are His people
• The Lord is good
• His lovingkindness is everlasting
• His faithfulness endures
          Psalm 100

BIG IDEA…

The people of God are invited to
approach the Lord with joy and
 celebration, serve Him gladly,
  and worship Him thankfully.
        Psalm 100


Joyful Service   (100:1-3)

Grateful Worship (100:4-5)
            Psalm 100

Joyful Service (100:1-3)
• “A Psalm for Thanksgiving”
• 4 commands…
   – Shout!
   – Serve!
   – Come!
   – Know!
           Psalm 100

Joyful Service (100:4)
• 3 more commands…

  – Enter!
  – Give thanks!
  – Bless His name!
            Psalm 100

Joyful Service (100:5)
• Why 7 commands?

  He is good
  His lovingkindness lasts
  His faithfulness is for all generations
               Psalm 100

THE BIG SIX…

•   Yahweh is God
•   He is our creator
•   We are His people
•   The Lord is good
•   His lovingkindness is everlasting
•   His faithfulness endures
          Application

  We serve an amazing God! Let us
   praise Him aloud, with joy and
gladness in our hearts. May we often
 enter into His gates and courts, to
           bless His name.
           Application

           Communion

 Thanksgiving is intrinsically linked
 with praise, for when one declares
God’s attributes and works, he cannot
   help but be thankful for these.

								
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