David addressed this song to His own heart; we remind ourselves to express thankfulness for God's favor.
On a personal note. (v.1-5)
Good reasons to worship Him. (v.6-18)
Everyone, worship God with me! (v.19-22)
How do we convince ourselves and others to worship?
Where did our sicknesses go? Matthew 8:16-17
What is God like, and what is our rejoinder? Exodus 34:5-7
Why would others be motivated to join in? Dt. 8:10-14, Is. 55:6-9
I. Who foretells the evil sinners will do.
A. Some will depart from the faith.
B. Some will deny His good creation.
II. Who is always to be thanked for His blessings.
A. Receiving them all as such.
B. Receiving them as sanctified by His word and prayer.
11 Then all the people who were at the gate and the elders said, "We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman, who is coming into your house, like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you act worthily in Ephrathah and be renowned in Bethlehem, 12 and may your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring that the Lord will give you by this young woman."
13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son.
Pastor Wayne Sanders returns to the pulpit for the first time since his sabbatical with a message on thankfulness. One thing for sure a lack of thankfulness grieves the heart of God. Pastor Sanders shares the story of the lepers that were healed and only one returns to offers thanks to Jesus. What significance did this return for thanks have on Jesus and the healed leper? Listen and indulge yourself with an extra helping of thankfulness this week. God bless you and keep you!
Sunday morning service 11/19/2023.
Most songs are influenced by the era they are written in and should be tested to be biblically accurate. Learn to sing new and old songs that magnify the Lord. King Jesus is worthy of the best art we can offer to Him. Give thanks, praise, and worship to the Lord this Thanksgiving season.
Here in this passage we find one of the most amazing statements concerning our Lord Jesus. It says in verse 6, "And He marveled because of their unbelief". You would think that, He being the Son of God, that He would never "marvel" over anything since He knows all things, and the fullness of wisdom and knowledge are found in Him. But it is just because He was a man that He had the feelings and thoughts of human nature in His being, just as you and I do. Yes, He was the God-man. And yet He marveled over their unbelief.
Instead of preaching on their unbelief, I want to speak to you about saving faith. 1st of all – True and saving faith will believe that Christ is the wisdom of God. (verses 1 and 2) 2nd – True and saving faith will receive the idea Christ's lowliness and poverty. (verses 3 and 4) And 3rd – True and Saving faith will not seek to limit Christ's blessings. (verses 5 and 6) Let's think upon these characteristics, and think about whether or not we are believing or unbelieving in relation to the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Take time to consider and meditate upon the great abounding love of God toward the undeserving sinner and the fact that those who trust in Christ are children of God Most High. And as children of God we're guaranteed great blessings in this life and in the eternal life to come.
Scripture: Ruth 1:1-7; 2:1-4, 11-13; 3:10-13; 4:11-14
Text: Ruth 4:13
Sermon Title: God's Activity
Sermon Theme: GOD MOVES IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY
I. Obvious Activity
II. Obscured Activity
III. Our Responsibility