Happy Thursday! If you missed yesterday’s email, you can read it here.
💡 As a reminder since it’s Christmas week, we’re memorizing a short verse and only sending 2 emails this week (today is the last one) instead of our normal Monday-Friday emails.
We’ll resume our normal schedule on January 7th and 8th.
📖 The cosmic choir
🎉 2 practical responses to Psalm 150:6 this week
📚️ 5 things to help you learn, study and praise
🔦 A tool helping churches get more done in less time
see if you know what words go in the blanks
Let __________ ____ has ______ praise ___ ____! ______ ___ Lord!
(Use our free web app to help you memorize in your favorite translation. See instructions at the bottom of this email to help you set it up.)
The kind of praise Psalm 150:6 calls us to transcends time, cultural and geographic borders.
Throughout Scripture, we see different parts of creation praising God…
Earlier in the Psalms, we join the sky in praising God…
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
In 1 Chronicles, we join all the earth..
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and he is to be feared above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:23-25
And finally, in Revelation, we see an echo of the kind of praise Psalm 150 is talking about..
Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
It can be easy to forget that when we praise God, we are joining:
a long line of God’s people who have gone before us
all future believers who put their faith in Jesus, and
all of creation - the entire cosmos
🤔 Remember that we are joining a choir, not singing a solo!
Two Practical Ways to Respond 🏃♂️
Here are 2 practical ways to engage with people in response to Psalm 150:6 -
🙌 Praise the Lord: Next time you’re with a group of believers at church, out to eat or simply hanging out together, have everyone go around and share:
What’s something you recently experienced that makes you want to praise God?
🔈️ Engage a nonbeliever: Talking to non believers about anything spiritual can feel intimidating, but it doesn’t have to. Often, the best thing to do is ask open-ended questions and listen.
Something you can ask is: Have you ever had a moment where you felt an unexplainable sense of awe? Tell me about it. What do you make of that?
Put one of these two things above into action over the next few days (and let us know how it goes)!
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Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Have a great Thursday and a safe New Year! We’ll see you in 2024! ✌️
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Here’s how to set up the Malachi Daily App 📱 👇️
🔗 Tap here or the button below on your mobile phone. Or type app.malachidaily.com in your phone browser.
Once you’re there, follow the device-specific instructions that pop up and be sure to…
🔔 Tap the notification bell and ‘Allow’ notifications
⚙️ Tap the settings icon to choose your translation & more
This is the #1 way to memorize the verses we’ll be studying via email.
💡 If you run into any issues getting it set up, just reply to this email and we’ll help you out!