A study of Psalm 8 will help to see what an “indescribable, unspeakable gift” God’s Son, Jesus really is! Psalm 4, An Evening Psalm. Don't have an account? Did you know that God does Not need our praise and worship? The 5 week period between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas is the season where approximately 25% of their annual sales takes place! For the psalm celebrates not so much God as the God who created human beings. The Peculiar Mark of Majesty, Part 2 Easter Sunday. Why or why not. Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. Psalm 8 vs 1,4 "The Majestic God is Mindful and Cares" Thanksgiving Day - 1997 Introduction "Dear your honor," wrote an eight-year old boy to Judge Archie Gringold of St. Paul, Minnesota. This is a sermon on Psalm 8:1,4 ***** Sermon on Psalm 8:1,4 ***** By: Rev. Psalm 8:1, 3-4 Our Mysterious Yet Personal God. 2 Through the praise of children and infants Dr. David E. Leininger. We'd love to hear from you. Yes. 2:5–11). God is majestic. Find answers to some of the more asked questions. 1 Lord, our Lord, The rest of the psalm tells why God's name is majestic. Psalm 2, The Triumph of God. From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that … You Can Help: We love to read your ideas to make this material more helpful. What is it that drove the great explorers of this country to risk their lives to venture across rugged and inhospitable country? D. The ultimate eternal separation from God - Gen. 3:22. It barely sold 500 copies in the first few months. The daily struggle with pain, temptation, guilt and sin - Gen. 3:16-17. You have set your glory in the heavens. In grace, God sent Jesus Christ to redeem us and by raising Him from the dead, bestowed on Him the name that is above every name (Phil. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. Jesus is King. What that means is that it is proper to point to a star and say, "I see God there!" You can freely license our resources under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. What are some ways you can worship God this week? David knew that praise and worship are given to those above himself, which will always be God. The fact that God shouldn't seem to care for us should stagger us. In grace, God sent Jesus Christ to redeem us and by raising Him from the dead, bestowed on Him the name that is above every name (Phil. Verses 1–2 say God's glory is seen in two places: the heavens and helplessness. Application: We shouldn't matter to God, yet we matter immensely. Now, His name is … Leader Preparation: If possible, prepare a little music for the children. Psalm 3, Lord How They have Increased, The Morning Psalm. But we do see Jesus - made lower than the angels for a short time so that by God's grace He might taste death for everyone - crowned with glory and honor because of His suffering in death" (Heb. Let us read verses 3 and 4 slowly together again….God created everything. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, … Reference: Psalms 8:3, Psalms 8:4.—Bishop Temple, Rugby Sermons, 3rd series, p. 91. Psalm 1, Where the Path of the Godly and Ungodly Leads. He created the whole earth; He created all the stars; He created all things. He is superior in all ways. But, did you know that God wants us to praise and worship Him? (v.4). Retailers are literally banking on it! The mention of Jesus should launch our hearts into worship. Did they say if it was beautiful? This psalm begins and ends with a declaration that God's name is visible in all the earth. But Jordan's code name is somewhat surprising. We believe that God is the loving Father of all kids. God never needs our worship, but He desires it. Psalm 8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth! From there, sales skyrocketed. Allow the heart to be emerged in the reading, and try to feel what the author may be feeling. God deserves all the praise and honor because He is Lord of all the earth; He created everything! Since God can do all things, he deserves all the praise. Please use our childrens ministry curriculum and Sunday School material for any purpose that brings honor to Jesus. Praising? God already has everything he could need without our help. Listen to what king David said about God…. A great song to use would be “How Majestic is Your Name,” which is used in Psalm 8, but many other songs would do great–preferably a song of praise. why? Psalm 8:1 – O Lord our Lord your majestic name fills the earth, your glory is higher than the heavens. After all, the heavens did not rebel against God. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. Application: The grace of God in Christ should launch our hearts into worship. Think in pictures. Does God want us to delight in him? For this reason, we worship King Jesus. That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. Download a free manuscript of this sermon. Any visit to a beach or mountain range will quickly confirm our smallness. Commentary on Psalm 8:1,2 (Read Psalm 8:1,2) The psalmist seeks to give unto God the glory due to his name. Zoos are meant to zoom in on God's creativity and imagination. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Please see below for details. He answers to Yahweh, a Hebrew word for God's personal, covenantal name. Does anyone remember what the word “majestic” means? The creation story paints the backdrop of praise in the Psalm. 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