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PSALM 145 A Psalm of Praise THESIS: Nobody can praise God apart from a personal relationship with God

I. BECAUSE GOD IS GREAT, 1-6 A. How Deep Is Praise, 1-2 1. Why to Praise, 1 !Personal Relationship !Permanent Rule 2. When to Praise, 2 B. How Wide is Praise, 3-6 For the 1. Mystery of His Person, 3 2. Might of His Power, 4 3. Majesty of His Purpose, 5 4. Meaning of His Providence, 6 II. BECAUSE GOD IS GOOD, 7-10 In His A. Moral Ways, 7 B. Merciful Ways, 8 C. Manifold Ways, 9 D. Meaningful Ways, 10 III. BECAUSE GOD IS GLORIOUS, 11-13 A. Inspiring in Dynamics, 11-12 B. Invincible in Duration, 13 IV. BECAUSE GOD IS GOVERNING, 14-17 A. By True Kindness, 14 B. By True Kingliness, 15-17 1. Being Absolutely Impartial, 15-16 2. Being Absolutely Impeccable, 17 V. BECAUSE GOD IS GRACE, 18-21 A. Reviewed Grace, 18-19 1. God is Approachable, 18 2. God is Appealing, 19 B. Revoked Grace, 20 C. Refrain on Grace, 21 Key Thot: The secret to praise is to think about Christ

Cross-References: Psalm 111:9 9He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. Revelation 4:11 11Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 5:8 8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, Heb. 10:29 29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? PSALM 145 1. vv 1-10 2. vv 11-13 3. vv 14-16 4. vv 17-19 5. v 20 6. v 21 LUKE 11:2-4 Our Father thy kingdom give us forgive us lead us glorify thyself THE DISCIPLES PRAYER PATTERN Extol, exaltation Acts, admiration Expectation Supplication Preservation Praise