God’s Praises at the Sea, Part 1
Sermon 35 in Series
 Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, “I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.  The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.  The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name.
1. How is this passage foundational and anticipatory in the history of redemption?
2. What do the opening words of this song teach us about the logic of praise?
3. How have you viewed the relationship between singing and praying? How does this passage help us to erase the line between them?
4. Where do we see an emphasis on personal relationship? How does this serve as a call to children to move from “my father’s God” to “my God”?
5. What does it mean for a person to see God as his or her strength, song, and salvation? How has this played out in your life?
6. How does the reference to God’s name highlight the importance of knowledge and the mind in our songs of praise?
7. Do you view God as a fierce warrior? How does this comfort those who are on the saving end of that fierceness?
References: Deuteronomy 32; Psalm 90; Ephesians 5:18-20; Judges 5:3; 2 Samuel 22:1; Psalm 59:17; Jeremiah 16:19; Isaiah 46:1; Exodus 14:13, 30; Luke 1:47; 1 Corinthians 1:30.