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Posted on November 15, 2015 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Spirit-led abandonment – Spontaneous, unrestrained, uninhibited Spirit-led surrender. Risking everything in a quest to glorify God.


 

Abandonment – abdicating myself from the throne, my control, in favor of the Lordship of Christ, and trusting that God knows better than me


 

Crying Out (Luke 19:37-40)


A. Rejoicing

B. Praising loudly – singing, cymbals, etc.

1. 2 Samuel 6:5

2. 1 Chronicles 13:8

3. 1 Chronicles 15:16, 28

4. 2 Chronicles 5:12-13

C. Psalm 150:5

D. Stones would cry out – Luke 19:40


 

Luke 19:37-40 (NASB)

 

37 As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, 38 shouting:

 

“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord;

Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

 

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” 40 But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”


As soon as the people saw the Lord Jesus, they began exalting him with tenacious exuberance. They were not deterred by the Pharisees’ criticism. The exclamations of the people were, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” The crowd’s exaltations acknowledge Him as Lord, Messiah, and King. The religious authority of the day pipes up and says, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” The Pharisees did not believe in Jesus as the Messiah. Therefore, they thought His disciples were blaspheming. If He were the Messianic authority, the Pharisees would be under his rulership. The Pharisees did not like the idea of submitting to anyone. Jesus said, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” If we fail to praise Him, the very landscape will take over our praises.


 

Reformation Study Bible


Luke 19:38 A quotation from Ps. 118:26, but with an explicit reference to the King. Luke alone has the words “peace” and “glory.” He does not have “Hosanna,” which his Gentile readers might not have understood.


 

Psalm 118:26 (NASB) Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;

We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.


Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary


 

TENA'CIOUS, a. [L. tenax, from teneo, to hold.]

 

1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as men tenacious of their just rights. Men are usually tenacious of their opinions, as well as of their property.

2. Retentive; apt to retain long what is committed to it; as a tenacious memory.


 

EXU'BERANT, a. Abundant; plenteous; rich; as exuberant fertility; exuberant goodness.

 

1. Over-abundant; superfluous; luxuriant.

2. Pouring forth abundance; producing in plenty; as exuberant spring.

 

Matthew 21:9

The crowds going ahead of Him, and those who followed, were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David; BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Hosanna in the highest!”

 

Matthew 21:15

But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant

 

Mark 11:9

Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: “Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;

 

 

Mark 11:10

Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!”

 

John 12:13

They took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, “Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, even the King of Israel.”


 

Reformation Study Bible

21:9 Hosanna. A Hebrew expression meaning, “Save, now.”


 

 

All four gospels acknowledge Jesus as Messiah, Luke referencing Him as King and the others with Hosanna meaning “save now,” and calling Him “Son of David”. All of these clearly refer to Jesus as being the fulfillment of messianic prophecy. The crowds were acknowledging that Jesus was God’s anointed One sent to rescue them. However, they did not have a full understanding as to the sacrifice that would entail.


 

Following are some references to praise. These are quoted from The Voice translation. Note that the earth, the land, the skies, the seas all praise and point to the Lord. Paul even says in Romans that mankind is without excuse because nature alone points to a sovereign Creator. However, we are commanded to “make disciples of all nations”. Are we pointing others to the Lord Jesus? Are we giving Him the praise He is due? Are we timid with our praise or are we shouting and clanging cymbals?

 


 

2 Samuel 6:5 David and all the Israelites were joyous before the Eternal; and they were accompanied by wooden lyres and harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals. (An instrumental party accompanying praise)


1 Chronicles 13:8 David and all Israel rejoiced with all their might with songs, lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets as a celebration before God. (A joyous celebration with crescendos of trumpets)


 

1 Chronicles 15:15 The Levites picked up the covenant chest of God and carried it by wooden poles on their shoulders as the Eternal commanded them to do through His prophet Moses. 16 David told the leaders of the Levites to select their relatives as musicians and singers in the parade, playing instruments such as lutes, lyres, and cymbals and raising their voices in joy.


 

2 Chronicles 5:12 all the Levitical singers (Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and their relatives) were wearing fine linen, standing east of the altar, playing cymbals, harps, and lyres, along with priests blowing 120 trumpets. 13 In unison, the musicians and singers with trumpets and cymbals and instruments praised and glorified the Eternal.

Levitical Choir: He is good! His loyal love will continue forever!

At the sound of the music, the Eternal’s temple was filled with a cloud, the glory of God,


 

1 Chronicles 15:28 All Israel celebrated the chest’s journey to its tent, rejoicing with the sound of trumpets, clarions, and cymbals, and worshiping with harps and lyres.


 

Psalm 50:6 And the heavens shout of His justice, for He is the True God, an honest judge.


 

Psalm 65:13 Meadows are clothed with frolicking flocks of lambs; valleys are covered with a carpet of autumn-harvest grain; the land shouts and sings in joyous celebration.


 

Psalm 66:4 The entire earth will bow down to worship You and will sing glory-songs to You; they will sing praises to Your name!


 

Psalm 67:5 May the people praise You with their whole hearts, O God; may every man, woman, and child on the earth praise You.


 

Psalm 69:34 All God’s creation: join together in His praise! All heaven, all earth, all seas, all creatures of the ocean deep!


 

Psalm 98:4 Raise your voices; make a beautiful noise to the Eternal, all the earth. Let your joy explode into song and praise;


 

Psalm 148:7 Everything on earth, join in and praise the Eternal;

sea monsters and creatures of the deep,

8 Lightning and hail, snow and foggy mists,

violent winds all respond to His command.


 

Psalm 150:5 Praise Him with crashing cymbals, loud clashing cymbals!


 

Romans 1:20 From the beginning, creation in its magnificence enlightens us to His nature. Creation itself makes His undying power and divine identity clear, even though they are invisible; and it voids the excuses and ignorant claims of these people



 

 

APPLY THIS TO YOUR LIFE:


1. Praise the Lord wholeheartedly, joyfully, and sometimes even loudly!


2. Remember Who Jesus is: The Son of Almighty God, equal with God, Creator of the Universe.


3. The entire creation DOES praise God. Do not let it outdo your praise!


4. Let non-believers hear/see your praise as a testimony to the Lord’s power in your life.

 


 


 




 


 

New Series: Worship - Luke 19:28-48

Posted on October 26, 2015 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Our next few Bible Study Blog posts will be based on a sermon series preached last spring by Pastor John Tyler. We had done some sermon prep research for him, but now we are going back and fleshing out our basic information. The major points of the outline were originally given to us by Brother John. However, the sub-points are ours. This outline will give you a sneak peek. We hope to have the first installment “Preparation for Worship” posted by the end of this week.


Worship entails prayer (listening and talking), thanksgiving, praise, intercession, petition, giving, anything we do in response to the grace we have received from the Lord God.


Noah Webster 1828 dictionary definitions:

WORSHIPED, pp. Adored; treated with divine honors; treated with civil respect.

WORSHIPER, n. One who worships; one who pays divine honors to any being; one who adores.

WORSHIPING, ppr. Adoring; paying divine honors to; treating with supreme reverence; treating with extreme submission.


I. Preparation (vv. 28-31)

a. Sent 2 disciples ahead to prepare

b. Disciples followed His instructions

c. Prepare the way (John the Baptist) Mark 1:2-4

d. Prepare your heart – Psalm 5:3

II. Full Surrender (vv. 32-36)

a. Man surrendered his colt just because Jesus asked for it

b. People gave up their cloaks to make a path for the Lord

c. “Whoever loses his life for me will find it.” Matthew 10:38-39

d. Matthew 19:27-30 “Whoever has left…”

III. Crying Out (vv. 37-40)

a. Rejoicing

b. Praising loudly – singing, cymbals, etc.

i. 2 Samuel 6:5

ii. 1 Chronicles 13:8

iii. 1 Chronicles 15:16, 28

iv. 2 Chronicles 5:12-13

v. Psalm 150:5

c. Stones would cry out – Luke 19:40

IV. House of Prayer (vv. 45-46)

a. Matthew 21:13 “…for all people”

b. 2 Chronicles 6:7

c. 2 Chronicles 6:29-30

d. Isaiah 56:7

V. Hanging on His every Word (vv. 47-48)

a. Mary of Bethany

b. Proverbs 12:15

c. Jeremiah 29:13

d. Matthew 7:24

e. Matthew 12:42

f. Matthew 17:5