Psalm 96 - All the World to Worship the Covenant LORD

Date: 5/9/2021
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Type: Sunday Sermon
Topic: Worship
Organization: All Saints
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Psalm 96 - Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. 3 Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.  4 For great is the LORD and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods. 5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the LORD made the heavens. 6 Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.  7 Ascribe [“come/give”] to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Ascribe [“come/give”] to the LORD glory and strength. 8 Ascribe [“come/give”] to the LORD the glory of His name; Bring an offering and come into His courts. 9 Worship the LORD in holy attire; Tremble before Him, all the earth. 10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved; He will judge the peoples with equity.” 11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; Let the sea roar, and all it contains; 12 Let the field exult, and all that is in it. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy 13 Before the LORD, for He is coming, For He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness And the peoples in His faithfulness.

Chiastic Structure
A. All nations to praise YHWH [because of deliverance/deeds] (1-3)
   B. All nation’s gods are idols [but YHWH is Creator] (4-6)
      C. All nations to give glory to YHWH [in His house] (7-9)
   B’ All nations and nature are to worship YHWH [the true God] (10-12)    
A’ All nations to be judged by YHHW [righteously] (13)
(YHWH or Yahweh is the covenant name of God revealed to Moses, Ex. 3)

The Call of Worship from the Nations (1-3)
The Cause for Worship from the Nations (4-6)
The Commission to Worship among the Nations (7-13)

Gregg Strawbridge Gregg Strawbridge, Ph.D., is the pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, PA. He became a committed follower of Jesus Christ at age 20, discipled in the context of a University Navigator Ministry. As a result of personal discipleship he went on to study at Columbia Biblical Seminary (M.A., Columbia, SC, 1990), as well as receive a Ph.D. in education and philosophy... read more