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Psalm 150  — Praise the Lord!

Psalm 150 — Praise the Lord!

BIG IDEA: DOXOLOGY FOR THE HYMNBOOK OF PRAISE (:1A) INTRODUCTION: “Praise the Lord!”I. (:1B) WHERE?“Praise God in His sanctuary;Praise Him in His mighty expanse.”II. (:2) WHY?“Praise Him for His mighty deeds;Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.”III. (:3-5)...
Psalm 149  — New Songs of Joy

Psalm 149 — New Songs of Joy

BIG IDEA:TO CELEBRATE WITH NEW SONGS OF JOY (:1A) INTRODUCTION: “Praise the Lord!”I. (:1B-4) VICTORY CAUSES GOD’S PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE PUBLICLY WITH NEW SONGS OF JOYA. Exhortation to God’s People to Celebrate Publicly with a New Song“Sing to the Lord a new song,And His...
Psalm 148  — Creation Psalm – Universal Praise

Psalm 148 — Creation Psalm – Universal Praise

BIG IDEA: LET ALL HEAVEN AND EARTH PRAISE THE LORD (:1A) INTRODUCTION: “Praise the Lord!”I. (:1B-6) LET ALL HEAVEN PRAISE THE LORD“Praise the Lord from the heavens; Praise Him in the heights!’A. (:1b-4) Who?1. “Angels” / “hosts”2. “Sun and moon” / “stars of light”3....
Psalm 147  — The Afflicted Will Become the Affluent

Psalm 147 — The Afflicted Will Become the Affluent

BIG IDEA: THE LORD’S PEOPLE, NO MATTER HOW DOWNTRODDEN, WILL BE BUILT UP TO ENJOY ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THEIR PRIVILEGED STATUS3 EXHORTATIONS TO PRAISE THE LORD:I. (:1-6) THE LORD BUILDS UP AND HEALS HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE,NO MATTER HOW DOWNTRODDEN AND AFFLICTED THEY MAY...
Psalm 146  — The Lord Can Do It All

Psalm 146 — The Lord Can Do It All

BIG IDEA: TRUSTING IN GOD BEATS TRUSTING IN MAN (:1-2) INTRODUCTION: PRAISE THE LORD CONTINUALLY“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul!I will praise the Lord while I live;I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.”I. (:3-5) THESIS: TRUSTING IN GOD...
Psalm 145  — Praising the Name of the Lord

Psalm 145 — Praising the Name of the Lord

BIG IDEA: WE SHOULD PRAISE THE CHARACTER OF THE LORD CONTINUALLY(:1-2) INTRODUCTION:“I will extol Thee, my God, O King;And I will bless Thy name forever and ever.Every day I will bless Thee,And I will praise Thy name forever and ever.”A. Praise Activity...
Psalm 143  — Staying Upbeat When You Are Being Beat Up

Psalm 143 — Staying Upbeat When You Are Being Beat Up

BIG IDEA: WHEN OUR ENEMIES HAVE THE UPPER HAND, WE CAN AVOID DEPRESSION BY FOCUSING ON OUR GOD4 WAYS TO FOCUS ON OUR GOD:I. (:1-4) CRYING TO GOD(EVEN THOUGH WE ARE BEING CRUSHED)A. Asking for Answers1. Listen“Hear my prayer, O Lord,Give ear to my supplications!”2....
Psalm 142  — A Cave Man’s Complaint

Psalm 142 — A Cave Man’s Complaint

BIG IDEA:WHEN I AM TRAPPED AND ALL ALONE THE LORD IS STILL MY ESCAPE ROUTEINTRODUCTION: Have you ever felt trapped and cornered; no way out; no possible escape?Have you been lonely and isolated? Thinking that no once cares about you and no one is available to help...
Psalm 141 — Spiritual Revival Is a Dangerous Pursuit

Psalm 141 — Spiritual Revival Is a Dangerous Pursuit

BIG IDEA: ADVOCATES FOR SPIRITUAL REVIVAL MUST ALSO PRAY FOR PERSONAL PROTECTIONINTRODUCTION:David certainly qualifies as an Advocate for Spiritual RevivalI. (:1-2) ADVOCATES FOR SPIRITUAL REVIVAL MUST SEEK GOD’S EAR IN PRAYER AS PART OF THEIR DAILY SACRIFICE OF...
Psalm 139  — Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

Psalm 139 — Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

BIG IDEA: GOD KNOWS ME INTIMATELY SO HE CAN TAKE CARE OF ME PERFECTLY(:1) INTRODUCTION: GOD IS A THOROUGH INVESTIGATOR“O Lord, Thou hast searched me and known me”I. (:2-6) GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT ME = OMNISCIENCE(WE ARE AN OPEN BOOK BEFORE GOD)A. God Knows...
Psalm 137  — A Bitter Pill to Swallow

Psalm 137 — A Bitter Pill to Swallow

BIG IDEA:AS WE WEEP OVER OUR LOST GLORY INTRODUCTION:cf. son Steve hates to swallow pillsI. (:1-3) CAPTIVITY IS A BITTER PILL TO SWALLOWA. Because of Memories of Lost Glory“By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept,When we remembered Zion.”B. Because of...
Psalm 136  — His Lovingkindness Is Everlasting

Psalm 136 — His Lovingkindness Is Everlasting

BIG IDEA: GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD, FOR HE IS GOOD; FOR HIS LOVINGKINDNES IS EVERLASTING(:1-3) INTRODUCTION:3-fold statement of the theme: praise to the triune Godabsolute sovereignty of God as:- “God of gods”- “Lord of lords”I. (:4-9) GOD’S LOVINGKINDNESS DEMONSTRATED...
Psalm 135  — Great Is the Lord and Greatly to Be Praised

Psalm 135 — Great Is the Lord and Greatly to Be Praised

BIG IDEA: PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS GOODNESS AND GREATNESS I. (:1-4) PRAISE THE LORD FOR HIS GOODNESSA. Activity of Praise“Praise the Lord!”“Praise the name of the Lord”B. Ministers of Praise“You who stand in the house of the Lord”“In the courts of the house of our...
Psalm 134  — Bless and Be Blessed

Psalm 134 — Bless and Be Blessed

BIG IDEA: MAY FAITHFUL MINISTERS BLESS THE LORD AND BE BLESSED IN RETURNI. WHO IS A FAITHFUL MINISTER?A. “all servants of the Lord”B. “Who serve by night in the house of the Lord”II. COMMAND TO BLESS THE LORD IN CONJUNCTION WITH WORSHIPA. “Bless the Lord!”B. “Lift up...
Psalm 133  — The Precious Oil of Unity of Brotherly Love

Psalm 133 — The Precious Oil of Unity of Brotherly Love

BIG IDEA: UNITY IN THE FAMILY OF GOD IS PICTURED AS A PRECIOUS BLESSINGI. (:1) THEME: UNITY IN THE FAMILY OF GOD IS PRECIOUSA. The Precious Goal“For brothers to dwell together in unity!”“One Lord, one faith, one baptism”B. The Precious Results- Good- Pleasant“Behold,...
Psalm 132  — God’s Dwelling Place

Psalm 132 — God’s Dwelling Place

BIG IDEA: GOD’S DWELLING PLACE IS THE FUNDAMENTAL PRIORITY OF THE KINGDOM OF DAVIDINTRODUCTION:Barnes: Arguing for Authorship by Solomon instead of David: “’The whole tenor of this psalm,’ says Jebb, ‘is an exact epitome of the dedication prayer of Solomon (2 Chr....
Psalm 131  — The Secret of Contentment

Psalm 131 — The Secret of Contentment

BIG IDEA: THE SECRET OF CONTENTMENT IS TO BALANCE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS OF SELF WITH LOFTY HOPE IN THE LORDI. (:1) REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS OF SELFA. Humility in Attitude1. How I think about myself“O Lord, my heart is not proud”not being puffed up with a sense of my...