Pastor Armstrong's sermon is based on Luke 1:57-80.
“A people who praise” (Luke 1:57-80)
I. “O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your ____________.”
A. David (Psalm 51:15).
B. Zechariah (v.64).
II. “O Lord, open my lips,” because they are closed by __________.
A. “You brood of vipers! How can you speak __________, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34-35).
B. “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, and slander” (Matthew 15:19).
III. “O Lord, open my lips,” for with you there is ___________________ (v.77).
A. We are ___________________ from slavery to sin (Romans 6:6).
1. “No one can _________ Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:3).
2. “No one can __________ to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:44).
B. Now that we are in Christ, we are able to speak of His mercy so that others ___________________.
1. “Have you never read, ‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth Your praise’” (Matthew 21:16).
2. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may _____________ the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9).