A Reason To Praise

By Mark Blackburn, March 24, 2024

A Reasone To Praise

Luke 19:28–40 28 After telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples. 29 As he came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he sent two disciples ahead. 30 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” 32 So they went and found the colt, just as Jesus had said. 33 And sure enough, as they were untying it, the owners asked them, “Why are you untying that colt?” 34 And the disciples simply replied, “The Lord needs it.” 35 So they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it for him to ride on. 36 As he rode along, the crowds spread out their garments on the road ahead of him. 37 When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen. 38 “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the LORD! Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!” 39 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!” 40 He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”

Because Jesus has given us many reasons to praise Him, we must praise the Lord.

1. Praise Is The Proper Response To The Supernatural (37)

2. Praise Is The Proper Response Of His Creation (40)

3. Praise Is The Proper Way To Bring His Presence

4. Praise Is The Proper Way To Respond To His Presence

Call To Action

1. Recognize that God is always worthy of praise

2. Recognize we always have a reason to praise God

3. Praise God when you feel like it

4. Praise God when you don’t feel like it