I hope your week has been going well. Below are the sermon notes for this week. We talked about how God views us and how our response to Him should be, especially when it comes to worship. Please read on to learn more.
- Please read Psalm 139:13-18.
- In this passage David is showing us that God is all creating.
- God is the only one that can create.
- Man can make something out of something, but only God can make something out of nothing.
- We see in verse 13 the word formed. This word means to acquire a possession or to purchase.
- God purchased us. Looking at John 3:16 we see that he did this by trading his lives for us and that he did this because he loves us so much.
- You are worth so much to Him that he was willing to trade His life for yours
- God has an intense love for you.
- The world can take just about everything away from you, but it can’t take away God’s love for you.
- If your identity is wrapped up in anything else it can be taken away.
- When you look in the mirror o you see the person that God loves unconditionally or do you see the flaws/successes in your life?
- We are God’s masterpiece. Do you see yourself that way?
- This is not to puff us up. It doesn’t have anything to do with who we are, but rather what God is doing in our lives.
- If our identity is wrapped up in successes, skills, looks, etc. we will eventually love it. Sometimes we even try to cover our mistakes with our successes in the hopes that people will know us for our successes rather than our failures. You should want to be known as the person that God loves.
- Look at verse 14. The word praise means 1. to revere or feel deep respect or admiration 2. with extended hands
- When we praise God the words we say should be out of deep respect.
- Don’t waste the opportunity to worship God. Are you saying things out of deep respect or are you taking Him for granted?
- Extended hands shows the world and God that you have deep respect for Him.
- Continue in verse 14 we see Dave take worship to another level. He uses the word should which means the breath that I breath. In other words, David wants to worship God with everything that he is.
- We worship God with our lungs. We sing out because we want to praise God. Even if we don’t feel like it or feel his presence we still praise him.
- Verse 17 changes from what God thinks about David to David wanting to know more about God. It is no longer abut David, but about God.
- In verse 18 we see David say that “I awake and I am still with you.” This means that David goes to bed praising God and wakes up praising Him. We can praise God always.