8 Ways to Praise

God loves it when we praise Him! Did you know that in Hebrew (the original language of the Old Testament) there are actually 8 words for praise? In this series, we'll learn about each of those words and how we can put them into practice.

Week 17 - May 30, 2021

Last week we introduced the Hebrew praise word ruwa. Ruwa refers to shouting, a war cry, an alarm for battle. This week we will look at Ruwa as it relates to the story of Joshua and the walls of Jericho.


Memory Verse: “Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout (ruwa) to God with the voice of triumph!” - Psalm 47:1


Week 17 Lesson

Week 16 - May 23, 2021

The last two weeks we talked about Shabach, which means shouting for victory. This week we will focus on another type of shouting: ruwa - a war cry, an alarm for battle. Ruwa also means to shout with a joyful spirit.


Memory Verse: “Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout (ruwa) to God with the voice of triumph!”  Psalm 47:1


Week 16 Lesson

Week 15 - May 16, 2021

Last week we talked about shabach in its second meaning - to still or soothe. This week we will focus on its primary meaning - to shout for victory.


Memory Verse: “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4


Week 15 Lesson

Week 14 - May 09, 2021

This week we are learning our seventh Hebrew word for praise: shabach (sha-BAKH). Shabach means to praise the Lord with triumph; to glory in the Lord; to praise Him with a shout.


Memory Verse: “One generation shall praise Your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:4


Week 14 Lesson

Week 13 - May 02, 2021

This week we continue to learn about our sixth Hebrew word for praise: Tehillah (teh-hil-LAH). Tehillah comes from the word hallelujah. It means singing with your voice in an unrehearsed song.


Memory Verse:  “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise (tehillah) to Our God.” - Psalms 40:3a


Week 13 Lesson

Week 12 - April 25, 2021

This week we are learning our sixth Hebrew word for praise: Tehillah (teh-hil-LAH). Tehillah comes from the word hallelujah. It means singing with your voice in an unrehearsed song.


Memory Verse:  “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise (tehillah) to Our God.” - Psalms 40:3a


Week 12 Lesson

Week 11 - April 18, 2021

This week we continue to learn our fifth Hebrew word for praise: Barak (bah-RACK). Barak is the act of bowing or kneeling in adoration. It is a way of blessing the Lord through humility of heart.


Memory Verse: Psalms 95:6 “Come, let us bow down (barak) in worship, let us kneel (barak) before the Lord our Maker.”


Week 11 Lesson

Week 10 - April 11, 2021

This week we are learning our fifth Hebrew word for praise: Barak (bah-RACK). Barak is the act of bowing or kneeling in adoration. It is a way of blessing the Lord through humility of heart.


Memory Verse: Psalms 95:6 “Come, let us bow down (barak) in worship, let us kneel (barak) before the Lord our Maker.”


Week 10 Lesson

Week 9 - March 28, 2021

This week we continue to learn about the word zamarZamar adds music to our verbal praise. Zamar is music inspired by the Holy Spirit and played on strings (instruments).


Memory Verse: Psalms 71:22b “... O my God! To You I will sing (zamar) with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.”


Week 9 Lesson

Week 8 - March 21, 2021

This week we learn about the word zamar. Zamar adds music to our verbal praise. Zamar is music inspired by the Holy Spirit and played on strings (instruments).


Memory Verse: Psalms 71:22b “... O my God! To You I will sing (zamar) with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.”


Week 8 Lesson

Week 7 - March 14, 2021

This week we learn about the word halal with the story of King David dancing before the ark of the Lord.


Memory Verse: “Praise the Lord! ( Hallelujah!) Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Psalms 106:1


Week 7 Lesson

Week 6 - March 07, 2021

This week we learn about halal. Halal means to shine; to boast or brag in the Lord; to be clamorously foolish. Halal is the root word of “Hallelujah”.


Memory Verse: “Praise the Lord! ( Hallelujah!) Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Psalms 106:1


Week 6 Lesson

Week 5 - February 28, 2021

This week we continue to learn about yadahYadah (yah-DAH) means “the hands of praise”; praising and giving thanks with extended hands.


Memory Verse: “I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands (yadah) in Your name.” Psalm 63:4


Week 5 Lesson

Week 4 - February 21, 2021

This week we learn about yadahYadah (yah-DAH) means “the hands of praise”; praising and giving thanks with extended hands.


Memory Verse: “I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands (yadah) in Your name.” Psalm 63:4


Week 4 Lesson

Week 3 - February 14, 2021

This week kids learn about how Paul and Silas chose to towdah even when they were being mistreated. Towdah is vertical thanksgiving--putting God in His proper place, above us, on the throne.


Memory Verse: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving (towdah) and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4


Week 3 Lesson

Week 2 - February 7, 2021

This week we learn about the Hebrew word towdah (toe-DAH). It is vertical thanksgiving--putting God in His proper place, above us, on the throne.


Memory Verse: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving (towdah) and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4


Week 2 Lesson

Week 1 - January 31, 2021

This week is the intro week to the new series, 8 Ways to Praise. Kids will learn about the importance of praise and be introduced to the 8 Hebrew words for praise.


Memory Verse: “I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1


Week 1 Lesson