Sunday Sermon Quotes [Psalm 100]

 

One of the ways we hope to keep Sunday’s preaching at work in our church is by making the sermon quotes available. May the Lord use these words to strengthen your soul today!

 

 

From "Grateful, Joyful, and Loud!" (Psalm 100, Pt. 1):

"Nothing can be more sublime this side of heaven than the singing of this noble Psalm by a vast congregation. It is all ablaze with grateful adoration." - Charles Spurgeon

"The enthusiasm of Israelite worship is illustrated throughout Psalm 93-100, shouts are raised, praises chanted and sung, while musical instruments are played and horns are blown. The noise of the temple worship was legendary." - Marvin Tate

"The people of God are to praise God loudly because they are happy with him." - James Boice

"Our happy God should be worshiped by a happy people." - Charles Spurgeon

"Where God rules, where God is, there is singing." - Derek Kidner

"Music is to be praised as second only to the Word of God because by her all the emotions are swayed. That is why there are so many songs and psalms. This precious gift has been bestowed on men alone to remind them that they are created to praise and magnify the Lord." - Martin Luther

"The duty of singing praises to God seems to be given wholly to excite and express religious affections. There is no other reason why we should express ourselves to God in verse rather than in prose and with music, except that these things have a tendency to move our affections." - Jonathan Edwards

"The reason we sing is because there are depths and heights and intensities and kinds of emotions that will not be satisfactorily expressed by mere prosaic forms, or even poetic readings. There are realities that demand to break out of prose into poetry and some demand that poetry be stretched into song." - John Piper

"The simplicity of this invitation (Psalm 100:4) may conceal the wonder of it, for the courts are truly his, not ours and His gates are shut to the unclean (Rev. 21:27). Yet not only His outer courts but the Holy of Holies itself are thrown open 'by the new and living way'. And we are welcome. This in itself is cause enough for praise." - Derek Kidner

 

From "The Reasons for Worship" (Psalm 100, Pt.2):

Psalm 100 is, "the most spectacular statement of theology in the Old Testament." - Erich Zenger

"It is all ablaze with grateful adoration." - Charles Spurgeon

"The strong emotions of the Psalms make many modern people uncomfortable-which is ironic since our culture seems to feed on feelings." - Richard Wells

"The grand difference between a human being and a Supreme being is precisely this: Apart from God I cannot exist; apart from me God does exist. God does not need me in order for Him to be. I do need God in order for me to be. We are dependent. We are fragile. This is how we differ from God." - R.C. Sproul

"We are fascinated with ourselves; the Psalms are fascinated with God." - Richard Wells

"Praising God is the goal of human life, the goal of every living thing, the goal of all creation." - Tom Schreiner

"God's love is an exercise of his goodness. The Bible means by God's goodness his cosmic generosity. Of this goodness God's love is the supreme and most glorious manifestation. God's love is an exercise of his goodness toward sinners whose nature is corrupt in God's sight, and who merit only condemnation and final banishment from his presence. it is staggering that God should love sinners; yet it is true. God's love is an exercise of his goodness toward individual sinners. It is not a vague, diffused good will toward everyone in general and no one is particular; it's nature is to particularize both its objects and its effects. God's love to sinners was expressed by the gift of his Son to be their Savior The measure of love is how much it gives, and the measure of the love of God is the gift of his only Son. The NT writers constantly point to the cross of Christ as the crowning proof of the reality of and boundlessness of God's love." - J.I. Packer