A Sacrifice of Praise

Hebrews 13:15 NIV  Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess His name.

Through Jesus! Without Jesus we can not bear fruit.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. -Jn 15:4

Through Jesus! Together as we assemble and offer a sacrifice of praise – a thank offering: singing praises to honor His name
—> this is a way of abiding with Him and bearing fruit
—> the fruit of our lips!

Why should we assemble together and honor His name in this way?

  1. Because of His mercy, unfailing love and faithfulness and because His promises are backed by all the honor of His name.
  2. This is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 138:2 I bow before Your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to Your name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness, because Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your name.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything{in all circumstances} give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Lord help us to always come before You offering our praises with our whole hearts. Thank You that as we do this we will abide in You and You in us.

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Word Study

From Netbible Heb 13:15

  • sacrifice of praise[133] = a thank offering
    from [134] = to praise, extol, to sing praises in honour to God 

    fruit[2590] = praises, which are presented to God as a thank offering
    —> the soul is compared to a plant that is to bring forth fruit

    confess[3670] = give thanks, acknowledge, declare, praise, celebrate
    from [3674] = persons assembled together

From Netbible Jn 15:4

  • abide[3306] = remain as one, to last, endure, dwell

From Netbible Ps 138:2

  • worship[07812] = bow down in homage before Godgive thanks[03034] = praise, confess, revere, worship with extended hands. The giving of oneself in worship and adoration – absolute surrender.

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