Why Study The Psalms
Pastor Mike Andrews
1. God’s unfailing love and mercy towards creation and His called out ones (me and you).
“Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” Ps 136:1
2. The child of God can find a deep -seated joy and comfort when we are faced with a world that looks like it’s spiralling out of control.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Ps 46:1-2
3. God’s everlasting forgiveness for sinners like you and me.
“.....If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness...” Ps 130:3-4
4. To be declared by the King of glory, His sons and daughter.
“Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24:3-4
5. A brokenness over your sin which brings you into a proper relationship with the One that paid your debt in full on the cross of Calvary.
“....For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.” Psalm 51:3-4
To be gripped by His glory is to understand the Psalms
are important because.......
6. God’s resume and awesome track record display His trustworthiness.
“Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendour of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness.” Ps 145:2-6
7. That God would be mindful of me, this small speck of sand, and show such mercy and love.
“When I look at Your Heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You care for him?” Ps 8:3-4
8. To be blessed with the privilege of holding the words of God [Himself] in the palm of your sinful hand and to delight in Him daily.
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” Ps 1:1-2
9. That God would give us dads [fathers] the wonderful and serious responsibility of teaching our children about the glory of God.
“I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;...” Ps 78:2-7
10. Worship God truly the way He intended us to worship grounded in the finishing work on the Cross.
“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous works among all the peoples!” Ps 96:1-3
11. A holy and awesome God would take a people you and I, once haters and fools and bring us into a proper understanding of saving grace through His Son.
“The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, doing abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven on the children of man to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. Ps 53:1-3
12. That He would give us anguish or a burdened heart for the lost which is ONLY found in the Gospel.
“My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law. Righteous are you, O LORD, and right are your rules. You have appointed your testimonies in righteousness and in all faithfulness.” Ps 119:136-138
As one Theologian said “Just as a square peg cannot fill a round hole, neither can the “God-shaped hole” inside each of us be filled by anyone or anything other than God. Only through a personal relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ can the “God-shaped hole” be filled and the desire for eternity fulfilled.”
May God today grip your heart so tight that you will never forget where your love and mercy comes from, as you are faced with the next hour He allows you to breathe? Be gripped by His glory in the Psalms and fall deeper in love with Him as we take this journey together for His glory, and your good. This is why we study the immeasurable riches we find climbing His monutian called the Psalms.
Please don't forget that we WILL NOT be having our in person Worship Service until further notice." Here are some ways you and l can worship as families in the absence of our fellowship: Sing hymns and praises as families, pray as a family for one another, our church, our communities, and for me, as l go over to an empty church to preach God's Word, take turns in reading scripture out loud as a family as you come together to listen to the message in your homes this Lord's Day. I know this isn't what you want, and it isn't what l want either; but let's make the best of use of this time despite the circumstances. God is greater than our inability to gather and His grace is greater to give us sustaining mercy as we go through these next few weeks. By God's glorious strength l hope to have the a message posted by 11am on the Website. With love Pastor Mike
Our ultimate desire at Calvary Baptist Church is first and foremost to bring glory and praise to the Sovereign LORD [Father, Son, & Holy Spirit] and to raise up mature believers so that we can fulfill the Great Commission. We will seek to achieve this by following the guidelines that God has put in place for prayer, worship, communion, Christian fellowship, Bible Study, and most of all the expository teaching of God’s Word. We desire to provide the proper teaching of God’s Word so that fellow believers can grow together and edify one another with love and compassion.
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