God Deserves our Thanks Psalm 65:1-13;Luke 17:12-19Psalm 65 is a hymn of thanksgiving praising God for both spiritual and physical blessings. Like ancient Israel, we today are the recipients of God's rich blessings. He hears and answers our prayers, forgives our sins, and freely allows us into His presence. He meets our daily needs through His marvelous creation. We, like grateful Israel, ought to faithfully offer our sacrifices of praise to Him.David announced to God that praise was awaiting Him in Zion. The people were assembling in Jerusalem where they would celebrate the Lord's goodness and fulfill their commitments to Him.David was thanking God for the good things He was going to do, even before He had done them.We cannot fully appreciate the greatness of God's atonement until we fully comprehend the depth of our sin.In this last part of Psalm 65, we see God's direct involvement in the physical blessing of food. God prepares the earth. God sends the waters. God's carts overflow. He brings the harvest. When we follow David's example of thanksgiving in this psalm, we're reminded that God cares about both our physical and spiritual needs.Psalm 65 is appropriate for those special days and every other occasion of thanksgiving. We should always remember God's goodness in providing for our salvation as well as for every other need of life.Through His goodness, God seeks to draw people to Himself, leading them to repentance and faith in Christ .
In Matthew 6:26 Jesus makes a compelling case for God's care of His children based on His care and provision of animal life, and the reality that if God cares for animals, how much more will he care for man made in His image? God's providential care of all aspects of His creation, including wildlife, was well understood by his Jewish listeners, but sometimes lost on us today. Join us as we flesh out this argument from the Old Testament, and then apply it to ourselves today.
In this expository sermon Dr. Felker expounds the psalmist's call to give thanks for the Lord for His goodness, steadfast covenant love, and for the way He redeems or rescues His people from their troubles. He gives four dramatic examples of such redemption. We also should thank God for His grace because so often we bring such troubles on ourselves.
What are we to see in creation and providence? Psalm 104:27–30 prepares us for the opening portion of public worship on the Lord's Day. In these four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that a believer obtains much joy and hope by recognizing that providence is carried out personally and powerfully by the Lord Himself.
All four Gospel writers record the miracle known the world over as, "the feeding of the 5000." As much familiarity as there is with this event in the life of Jesus, the true significance of it goes largely overlooked. This is the fourth of seven signs recorded in John's Gospel, each of which shines the spotlight on one aspect of His divine power and authority. This fourth sign was performed to prove His power to provide what only God can…and his provision goes far beyond bread for the belly. The providence of Christ attends to the whole human being. Be it physical, spiritual, mental, or emotional need, for every dimension of the human faculty, the Son of God provides. Join us on Sunday as we savor the provisions of our Savior.
This sermon was preached on November 12, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr. preached this sermon entitled "Social Responsibilities" on Job 31:13-23. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
This sermon was delivered on November 12, 2023 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, a mission work of Calvary Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America located in Woodruff, South Carolina. Mr. Brad Egan delivered this sermon entitled "Paradise" on Genesis 2:4-25. For more information about Antioch Presbyterian Church, please visit antiochpca.com or contact us at [email protected].
Closing Thought: Think on these things, Beloved: 1 Peter 5:7 – "casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." Philippians 4:6 - "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Psalm 55:22 - "Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved." Luke 12:32 - "Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
Dennis Bullock delivers Part 7 of "Eternal Values" From 1 Peter 4:1-11.
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Psalm 103:1-5 " Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."